"The combination of the blue transilluminator and the glasses makes it trivial. We leave the gel on the transilluminator, put on the glasses, and cut the band out with a knife. So much easier than dealing with UV. Love the simplicity. Anyone that wants to cut out bands needs the set up."- William Glover, CEO, ZS Genetics
What makes our transilluminator different?
In 2009 we tried out the other blue transilluminators on the market and didn't see why they had to be so pricey and clunky to use. We set out to build a high quality, affordable blue transilluminator. We built dozens of prototypes, tested them out in the lab, and sent early illuminators to our colleague's labs to get their thoughts.
The result is our Blue Transilluminator which sells for $299 (for a limited time, $399 normally). We designed it around 3 main principles:
Easily see your DNA bands with SYBRsafe and other blue light dyes
Need orange filter glasses for gel extractions? Want a free pair? Right now we're testing out a new model of glasses and would love your opinion. After ordering your transilluminator, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll include orange filter glasses with your order.
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|Dimensions||4.25" x 4.25" x 0.69" (11 x 11 x 1.75 cm)|
|Light source||64 LED array, Blue LEDs 468 nm|
|Filter dimension||4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)|
|Power Supply||5-Volt US 110V.
Internationally with adapter
|Usage||After gel electrophoresis, or under gel electrophoresis box during run|
Do you dream of engineering biofuels and exploring your genome? So do we.
We make new tools for our work, not square pegs cut to fit round holes. At Pearl Biotech, we make bioengineering accessible by designing cool, smart equipment for the modern genetic explorer.
We get inspired by open access projects such as OpenWetWare and open hardware projects like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. In fact, the original discussions for the Open Gel Electrophoresis Box project began on OpenWetWare. Of course, we wouldn’t be here without standing on the shoulders of giants.
The design of the Open Gel Electrophoresis Box and the Pearl Blue LED Transilluminator are a culmination of mind storming sessions, trial-and-errors, discussions with Kay Aull, Jonathan Cline, Mac Cowell, John Cumbers, Jim Hardy, Tito Jankowski, Michael Katsevman, Tom Knight, Meredith Patterson, Norman Wang, and many others who actively participated on the DIYBio Google Groups forum and gave their thoughts through the Open Gel Box 2.0 RFC. You can also checkout more info at bluetransilluminator.com
Pearl Biotech is located in San Francisco, California.