An automatic gel imaging system works on the principle that when ultraviolet light (of wavelength 254nm-302nm) is directed towards a gel stained with ethidium bromide, the dye intercalates with DNA’s groove, gets excited, and emits fluorescent light. This phenomenon can be observed and recorded in the visible range, i.e., 590nm using a digital camera.
The Gel-Doc system comprises four main parts: a darkroom hood, a UV illuminator, a camera, and computer software for recording and analyzing gel images. The automatic gel imaging system offered by Conduct Science is a completely automated and highly integrated gel imaging system having 340x475x725mm dimensions. It can operate at different wavelengths such as 254nm, 302nm, 365nm, and 590nm and has an exposure time of 1ms-1000ms.
ConductScience offers the Automatic Gel Imaging System.