BioDoc-It®2

BioDoc-It®2 Imaging Systems
Streamlined Gel Documentation

New design features higher resolution camera, a larger screen size and new software interface! The
BioDoc-It2 with its streamlined all-in-one design enables researchers to easily capture high resolution, publication-quality gel images with the touch of the screen. This compact, stand-alone system is excellent as a dedicated capture station for multiple user labs. No external computer required.

Main Features


  • High resolution monochrome camera with 5.0 megapixels resolution; open lens is easily accessible for adjustment of aperture, zoom and focus
  • Large 10" touch screen clearly shows captured gel images
  • VisionWorks touch Software
  • Save images to the system, USB stick (included) or connect to a network for transfer of images to another PC
  • Ethidium Bromide filter standard and located in the new two-position filter tray; additional filters are available
  • Unique viewer window allows visibility of gels without opening the door
  • Wide front door with safety switch turns the UV off when the door is open
  • Side access doors allow gels to be repositioned while viewing a live preview of gel on the screen
  • Compact design reduces laboratory bench space needs
  • Choice of UV Transilluminator - single UV or 3UV models


Integrated Capture Software with Touch Screen Simplicity

Templates with saved settings for use in repeat experiments. The Manual capture mode is designed for fine tuning image capture settings. Select language preference: Choose from English (standard), Chinese (simplified), Turkish, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Portuguese and German. Preview, capture and save gel images with easy access controls.



Easily preview, capture and save gel images with a touch of the screen!


  • Acquisition tab enables easy selection of capture modes, histogram, binning and saturation warning to fine tune image capture

  • Exposure can be adjusted with min, sec, millisec or microsec settings

  • Save images in TIFF, GIF and JPEG formats



One-Touch Templates simplify image capture!


  • One-Touch Templates enable users to define and save a variety of image capture settings that can be recalled for later use

  • Templates are helpful in achieving consistent, repeatable results and save researchers time when conducting repeat experiments

  • User-defined five "favorite" templates are accessed via buttons across the top of the screen; an unlimited number of templates can be saved to the drop-down menu



BioDoc-It2 Applications


The BioDoc-It2 is designed for basic gel documentation. Stained gels are illuminated on the UV transilluminator which is built into the system. Select from either a 302nm UV transilluminator or 3UV model with 254/302/365nm UV.


Additional stained gels may be viewed by adding White or Visi-Blue™ Light Plates. These plates are available for excitation of additional gels. Plate sizes are 21x26cm or 25x26cm.

Specifications


Camera/Lens:

GelCam 315, 5.0 MP; 8-48mm, f/1.2 manual zoom lens



Tablet/Touchscreen:

Integrated Windows OS, 10" color touchscreen with stylus pen



Darkroom:

Wide front door with UV safety switch, gel viewer window, epi white light, side access doors, two-position emission filter tray



Emission Filter:

Ethidium Bromide (EtBr), additional filters available



Software:

Image capture control, preview and save; templates, selection of languages



Transilluminator:

Filter size: 20x20cm or 21x26cm; Wavelength: 302nm, 2UV 302/365nm or 3UV 254/302/365nm



Power:

115V/60Hz or 230V/50Hz



Network Connectivity:

Wireless



Dimensions:

32.5H x 15.5W x 13.25D in. (825 x 394 x 337mm)



Options


  • Converter Plates:

    • Visi-Blue Converter Plate
    • Longwave Converter Plate
    • UV to White Light
  • Camera Filter: SYBR Green/EGFP P/N 38-0219-01
  • Thermal Printer:For archive quality prints in seconds
  • Gel-Tools:
    • Gel-Sentry
    • Step Tablet
    • Gel-Cutter
    • Gel-Ruler
    • Gel-Scooper
    • Gel-Trays

Reference Articles

Articles referencing BioDoc-It2 Imaging Systems:

Rapid method for the isolation of mammalian sperm DNA BioTechniques
Vol. 58, No. 6, June 2015, pp. 293–300 |Read article|   [Download PDF]

Minocycline inhibits the production of the precursor form of nerve growth factor by retinal microglial cells. |Read article|

Increase in hemokinin-1 mRNA in the spinal cord during the early phase of a neuropathic pain state. |Read article|

Identification of Gene Markers Associated with Aggressive Meningioma by Filtering across Multiple Sets of Gene Expression Arrays. |Read article|

Arginine-based cationic liposomes for efficient in vitro plasmid DNA delivery with low cytotoxicity. |Read article|

Videos

Research Using the BioDoc-It

Genome-wide Gene Deletions in Streptococcus sanguinis by High Throughput PCR | Video | (Gel Documentation System, 3:45)