Our E3100 Compact UV Transilluminator has a surprisingly small footprint (just over 12 x 8 inches) yet provides industry leading performance. It will accommodate one or two mini gels on the 16.5 x 13.5 cm scratch resistant viewing surface .
The integrated UV blocking cover is made from a polymer that will not fluoresce in UV light. This allows clear viewing of DNA bands through the cover, yet offers full UV blocking protection. Two friction hinges on the front edge of the cover allow for full adjustment. Position the cover horizontally for general viewing, tilt it at an angle for gel access and band cutting, or open fully to use the SmartDoc™ Imaging Enclosure (sold separately) for gel imaging with a smart phone.
The transilluminator’s four 6W bulbs evenly illuminate the viewing surface, and the 302nm wavelength is ideal for Ethidium Bromide, SmartGlow™, SYBR Green®, Gel Green™ and many other common gel stains.
Spacing of the UV bulbs, coupled with a reflector system and special diffusing filter glass provides exceptional uniformity across the viewing surface. This allows for quantification of DNA and also higher quality imaging when used with a camera system.