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Get Rid of
Ethidium Bromide
The Blue Light Transilluminator makes your lab a safe place to work.
Used in hundreds of top biology labs.

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In 2009 we set out to build a high quality 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. Today, hundreds of biologists are using the Pearl Blue Transilluminator every day.

The Blue Light Difference

A Safe Lab

Ethidium Bromide is scary. Switch to a blue light dye to make your lab a safer place.

9x More Colonies

UV light destroys DNA, but blue light is safe for DNA. Your UV Transilluminator destroys almost 99% of your DNA sample. Get up to 9x more colonies with a blue transilluminator.

Modern Technology

Uses the same patented technology as the $1,450 Life Technologies Safe Imager 2.0.

78% Of Labs Have Switched

It’s easy for your lab to switch too, all your protocols stay the same as with Ethidium Bromide and UV light.

 

Core Features

Designed for SYBRsafe

Built to be compatible with all blue light dyes, including SYBR safe and Gel Green.

9x More Colonies - Easy Gel Extraction

No more UV DNA damage means that you will get tons more healthy colonies during Cloning. Our setup includes orange gel extraction glasses, you just wear the glasses while you cut out your bands.

No risk trial

Easy-Going 90-days “No-questions-asked” return policy. Free return shipping too!

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What Scientists Say

Hundreds of worldwide customers love their Pearl Blue Transilluminator.

  • “Our core facility users have greatly enjoyed the new Pearl blue transilluminator. I have had numerous requests by users to contact you for purchase. They have been used for quick assessment by gel electrophoresis, but are especially useful for gel purification (no DNA damage by UV and out in the open). I highly recommend the new high-density LED transilluminator.”

    Rich Yu, Ph.D. - Scientific and Operations Director, QB3 @ 953

What's Included

Pearl Blue Transilluminator

Image gels up to 4 inches square (10 cm x 10 cm). This means you can image smaller gels but not giant gels. We found 90% of labs only use gels smaller than 4 inches, so the blue transilluminator is easy to store and doesn’t take up much bench space.

Orange Gel Extraction Glasses

To cut out your DNA bands for gel purifications, just put on the glasses and your bands appear. Get right up to your bands as you cut them. No need for flashing on and off the UV transilluminator and trying to remember where to cut (agh!).

Power Adapter

5V power supply, plug it in to turn the blue transilluminator on. The transilluminator includes all the parts you need to image your gels right out of the box, no other parts are needed.

Free Shipping

No need to worry about extra shipping fees. Shipping is free in the USA and your blue transilluminator arrives 2 to 3 days after it ships. Internationally, our Express shipping gets you fast 3-5 day delivery for only $60.

No Risk Free Trial

Return it if it's not right for your lab. No need to worry about keeping a piece of equipment that you don’t love, just email returns@pearlbiotech.com and we'll refund you immediately and send you a free Return Shipping label (USA and International orders).

Designed by Scientists

Developed from personal lab experience and testing by colleagues. This means it's designed for you to use and love in your lab. P.S. We know wayyyyy too much about gels and blue transilluminators, feel free to ask simple or impossible question about illuminators, DNA stains, or lab equipment in general.

Used in Top Labs


Technical Specifications


The Pearl Blue Light Transilluminator is designed to work with the following dyes:
1. SYBR Safe
2. GelGreen (Biotium)
3. GRSafe (Excellgen)
4. Ethidium Bromide
5. Gel Star (Lanza)
6. SYBR Gold (Life Technologies)
7. SYBR Green I and II (Life Technologies)
8. SYPRO Ruby (Life Technologies)
9. SYPRO Orange (Life Technologies)
10. Coomassie Fluor Orange (Life Technologies)
If you have another dye, just send us a note at support@pearlbiotech.com and we'll let you know our experience with it. Gel Red is designed for use with UV light and doesn't work with blue light or our blue light transilluminator.
Maximum Dimensions of Gel: 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)
Illuminator Dimensions: 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)
Amber filter dimensions: 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)
Electronics Design: 64 Blue LED array
LED Wavelength: 468 nm wavelength
Transilluminator housing and filters: Scratch-resistant acrylic plastic.
For gel purifications, simply place your gel onto the blue transilluminator and cut the bands out with a scalpel.
We use the same patented technology as Life Technologies' Safe Imager 2.0 Blue Light Transilluminator. These patents are owned by Clare Chemical.
We have an illustrated guide to using the Pearl Blue Transilluminator.
Read the Pearl Blue Transilluminator Instructions (3 MB PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, we accept all major credit cards and Paypal. After ordering, you'll receive an email confirmation for your order immediately. Then, you'll receive another email confirmation when your order ships. We ship out normal orders at 9 AM PST every Wednesday, and Express orders every day.

USA:

  • FREE - USPS Priority Mail (3-5 business days after shipping)
  • Fast - $60 with USPS Express Mail (2 business days after ordering)

International / Outside the USA:

  • Fast - $60 with USPS Express Mail (3-5 business days after ordering)
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We ship packages every Wednesday from our warehouse in San Francisco. If your order arrives after 12 PM PST on Wednesday, it will be shipped the next Wednesday. If you order with Express shipping, we'll send it out the same day or the next day. Email support@pearlbiotech.com if you need your order shipped urgently, and we'll get it shipped out ASAP

 

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, return your blue transilluminator for a full refund. We believe that in order to have the best possible online shopping experience, our customers should not have to pay for return shipping. So if for whatever reason you're not in love with your blue transilluminator within 90 days after your purchase, email support@pearlbiotech.com and we'll get a return shipping label printed for you. Return shipping is FREE too, for both the USA and Internationally. (We copied Zappos!)
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, return your blue transilluminator for a full refund. We believe that in order to have the best possible online shopping experience, our customers should not have to pay for return shipping. So if for whatever reason you're not in love with your blue transilluminator within 90 days after your purchase, email support@pearlbiotech.com and we'll get a return shipping label printed for you. Return shipping is FREE too. (We copied Zappos!) Every Pearl Blue Transilluminator comes with a 2 year warranty. If it breaks during that period, we'll fix it, replace it or refund you. Read Our 2 Year Product Warranty (PDF)
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THE PEARL BLUE TRANSILLUMINATOR

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Only $599

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