Syngene unveils new image analyser
Geneflash, which saves gel images using the latest compact flash
UK company Syngene has released what it calls the most up-to-the-minute image analyser range. The new product, Geneflash, is said to offer a new way to document and save gel images using compact flash memory technology that does way with the need for integral disk drives.
The company says that Geneflash uses digital technology to enable users to view images in real time and to do away with the nedd for expensive polaroid films. It incorporates a benchtop darkroom and has a number of features that the company believes could be beneficial for laboratories working with all electrophoresis.
"The benefit of having no computer and a universal darkroom is that scientists can save money on the purchase of, for example, a monitor or transilluminator," said Syngene.
The product features a low-noise digital 8 bit monochrome camera with 768 x 582 pixel resolution, and a 6" tft active colour matrix LCD viewing screen displaying the image and colour control menus. The advantage of the screen, says the company, is that it can help to prevent eyestrain. Other features include exposure control settings and a manual zoom lens.
Syngene presented the GeneFlash system at the Biotechnica 2003 international trade show along with GeneGnome Hr, its high-resolution chemiluminescent image analyser, and GeneGenius Super, a new gel documentation system.