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Vü Fluorescence Imaging System

Vü Fluorescence Imaging System

A traditional gel documentation system for DNA or protein gels has a CCD camera, a lens and a filter packaged inside a darkroom box. It more than likely has an illumination source or sources to enable you to capture images of gels and blots. It’s been done this way for the last 25 years – isn’t it time to upgrade and use the latest technology to enhance your gel and blot imaging? That’s what the engineers and scientists at Pop-Bio thought when they developed Vü with the Advanced Progressive Imaging technology.

Vü is for fluorescence applications such as DNA gels, protein gels, safe dye gels. The sliding drawer can accept samples up to 20cm x 20cm and has a series of trays available for different application types. Just place your sample on the tray and push it in. Vü detects the sample type and captures an image using either UV, blue light. The use of traditional ethidium bromide stained UV gels may be declining but we’ve still built in a 302nm light source. For safe dyes there are integral blue LED’s and an option to have Blue/Green illumination. You can still use a traditional white light converter to view commassie and silver stain samples.
We haven’t built a fancy screen or massive processor into Vü which needs constant upgrading and can go wrong. Why build all that expense into a system when you probably already have better computing devices in your laboratory that can be used instead? Maybe you just want to use a specific device or something your IT department is happy with. Either way with Vü you are in control.
With Vü you can take any mobile device, tablet, laptop, computer and link it with your Vü. In fact, your only control is to capture the image – no fussy setups are required because we don’t use a camera, lens or filter wheel. Just push the sample draw in and Vü does the rest.
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