New LED Lighting Modules for Syngene Image Analysers - A Simple, Cost-effective Method of Detecting Multiple Fluorescent Dyes

17:14 EST 24 Nov 2010 | BioPortfolio

24th November 2010: Cambridge, UK: Syngene, a world-leading manufacturer of image analysis solutions is delighted to introduce its new plug and play LED lighting modules, which fit all new G:BOX and Dyversity imagers. These modules make it easy and cost-effective to enable these imagers to detect single or multiple fluorescent DNA and proteins.

The easy to fit, innovative LED lighting modules each contain a single wavelength LED light and a specific filter. They can be clipped by laboratory staff into the side of the lighting gantries which can be installed inside the darkroom of any new G:BOX or Dyversity imaging system, making imaging any commercial fluorescent DNA and protein dyes the simplest of tasks.

There are nine new Syngene LED lighting modules in blue, green, red, infrared and far infrared available as single or multiplex units. Each unit can illuminate an area of 10cm x 15cm and different LED modules can be fitted simultaneously so users can choose to increase the intensity of one light source or use multiple different LEDs with different wavelengths, enabling complex multiplexing of coloured Westerns, for example. Since the multiplex LED lighting modules are low energy, they will not heat up precious samples and means they can be used for longer captures if required without damaging DNA and proteins.

Laura Sullivan, Syngene’s Divisional Manager stated: “The increase in the use of coloured fluorescent DNA and protein dyes has led to a search for robust, practical lighting for exciting different coloured dyes simultaneously.”

Laura added: “This is an incredibly complex task, but by drawing on our 25 years of imaging expertise, we have risen to the challenge and are proud to introduce an affordable solution with our range of LED lighting modules. These units, which will more than meet the demands of sophisticated fluorescence detection today, and for many years to come, are a must for any lab considering multiplex imaging.”


For Further Information Contact:
Jayne Arthur, Syngene, Beacon House, Nuffield Road, Cambridge, CB4 1TF, UK.
Tel: +44(0) 1223-727123 Fax +44 (0) 1223-727101
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About Syngene

Syngene is a world-leading supplier of integrated imaging solutions for analysis and documentation of gel-based information. Syngene’s systems are used by more than 10,000 research organisations and over 50,000 individual scientists world-wide and include many of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies and major research institutes.

Syngene, founded in 1997, is a division of the Synoptics Group based in Cambridge, UK. The Group’s other divisions, Syncroscopy and Synbiosis, specialise in digital imaging solutions for microscopy and microbial applications respectively. Synoptics currently employs 40 people in its UK and subsidiary operation in Frederick, USA.


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