UVP GelTower

UVP GelTower (formerly GelMax® Imager)
**Note: This product will be discontinued beginning JANUARY 2019**

Simplify precast and mini gel imaging with the UVP GelTower! This small imager is perfect for small gels - image any precast or mini gels up to 11.5 x 16cm. Simply place the gel on the transillumination plate and capture brilliant color images. The streamlined software interface guides you through the image capture process with automated pre-set capture buttons. Or, have the option to define settings for quick, personalized image capture. Gel analysis is made easy with the user-friendly software. This small imager is truly plug and play, requiring no training. Main photo shows the UVP GelTower with Visi-Blue Plate. Click the Video tab below to see how easy it is to use the UVP GelTower!

 

Applications


• DNA/Protein Gels

• Precast/Mini Gels

Main Features


  • Capture brilliant publication-quality images of precast and mini gels with the high resolution color camera

  • Illuminate gels with midrange UV or optional interchangeable transillumination sources: white, blue or longwave UV

  • Generate quantitative analysis results with a simple workflow-based software interface

  • Reduce lab bench space requirements with the compact design



Maximize Gel Imaging with Interchangeable Plates



The UVP GelTower utilizes a built-in midrange 302nm UV transilluminator. Maximize imaging capabilities by adding interchangeable sample plates to view a wide range of fluorophore and colorimetric stains. The modular design enables easy placement of sample plates to illuminate precast or mini gels with sizes up to 11.5 x 16cm. Select from several optional sample plates that convert 302nm UV:

  • Visi-Blue™ Sample Plate: Converts 302nm UV to 460-470nm for viewing stains such as SYBR Green, SYBR Safe and GelGreen

  • White Light Sample Plate: Converts 302nm UV to white light for viewing Coomassie Blue and Silver stained gels

  • Longwave UV Sample Plate: Converts 302nm UV to 365nm UV, which reduces photonicking of samples



Black Sample Plate is included with the UVP GelTower for placement of samples not requiring transillumination lighting.



Easily Accessible Controls



The control panel enables easy selection of emission filters and lighting. The emission filter selector controls the five-position filter tray, located on the side of the darkroom, which includes an ethidium bromide filter. Add additional filters as required for other types of stains.



The lighting selector controls choice of epi white light or transillumination lighting. A safety switch automatically shuts the transillumination lighting off when the transilluminator is opened or after ten minutes.



Simple Software Interface



The software interface features pre-set, one-touch preview and capture buttons to simplify image acquisition. The capture buttons control the camera and lighting settings. Or, define and save specific settings as templates which can easily be accessed for repeat experiments. Images are publication-ready and highly quantifiable -- images are crisp, clear and ready for analysis.



Easily perform image enhancements and 1D analysis with the Doc-It®LS software. Calibrate using Molecular Weight (MW) standards from the software library or add your own standards.



Create, document and print detailed and customizable reports of analysis data.



Specifications


UVP GelTower * Specifications
Camera Color
Image Resolution 17.9 Megapixels
Epi Lighting White
Transillumination Lighting Built-in 302nm UV
Plate size 11.5 x 16cm
10-minute shutoff timer
Interchangeable Sample Plates (optional) 365nm UV
460-470nm Visi-Blue
White Light
Black (included)
Emission Filter Wheel 5-position tray, rotary knob controlled; EtBr filter included; additional filters available
Software Acquisition and analysis
(compatible with Win 7, 8, XP, Vista)
Dimensions 19.4H x 12.9W x 13.3D in.
(493 x 328 x 338mm)


* System configurations may vary by country. Contact UVP or authorized distributor for details.



Options


Sample Plate Name Description Part Number
Visi-Blue™ Sample Plate Converts 302nm UV to 460-470nm for viewing stains such as SYBR Green, SYBR Safe and GelGreen 38-0381-02
White Light Sample Plate Converts 302nm UV to white light for viewing Coomassie Blue and Silver stained gels 38-0381-03
Longwave UV Sample Plate Converts 302nm UV to 365nm UV, which reduces photonicking of samples 38-0381-01

Emission Filters: Additional emission filters are available to support a wide array of applications. Contact UVP for filter options to meet specific requirements.

Computer and monitor: Optional. Contact UVP for ordering information and specifications.

  • Computer and monitor, all-in-one

  • Computer, tower plus 19" or 22" LCD monitors

Thermal Printer - Print archive quality prints in seconds. open as new window.



Ordering Information


Model 115V Part Number 230V Part Number
UVP GelTower* 97-0672-01 97-0672-02

UVP GelTower includes: Darkroom, 302nm UV transillumination, epi white light, Black Sample Plate, EtBr filter, Doc-It®LS Acquisition and Analysis Software

Sample Plates (ordered separately):

Sample Plate Name Description Part Number
Visi-Blue™ Sample Plate Converts 302nm UV to 460-470nm for viewing stains such as SYBR Green, SYBR Safe and GelGreen 38-0381-02
White Light Sample Plate Converts 302nm UV to white light for viewing Coomassie Blue and Silver stained gels 38-0381-03
Longwave UV Sample Plate Converts 302nm UV to 365nm UV, which reduces photonicking of samples 38-0381-01


*System configurations may vary by country. Contact a BioImaging Specialist or authorized distributor for system details.



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