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- Blue light, safe for nucleic acids
- Uniform illumination (UI Technology)
- Optimal wavelength (465) for green stains
- Easily removable, 2 position amber shield
New fluorophors have been developed to replace the traditional method of nucleic acid detection with toxic Ethidium bromide. They also eliminate the use of DNA damaging UV light, as they are visualized with blue light. The Benchmark E4000 SmartBlue Trans-illuminator is the perfect partner for these new stains.
Safer samples, safer for you
It emits blue light at a wavelength of 465 nm, perfect for excitation of most green fluorophors, including Accuris' SmartGlow, as well as many protein stains. Exposing DNA to this wavelength does not cause damage, and results in a much higher down stream cloning efficiency as compared to even short UV light exposures. In addition, the visible blue light is not damaging to the skin, and less harmful than UV to the eyes
Two position filter cover
The E4000 SmartBlue trans-illuminator requires no special shielding, however, the light does need to be filtered for visualization of the dyes. The amber cover, which rests above the viewing surface and gel, filters out the blue light, allowing the bands to be seen clearly. The cover can be placed at a 60º angle to provide easy access to the gel for band excision. For documentation, the filter cover is easily removed completely.
UI Technology: bright and clear images
Engineered diffusers and filters provide an extremely evenly lit viewing surface. Even in ambient light, bands of DNA can clearly be seen in gels. Images obtained using the SmartBlue Trans-illuminators are brighter and more balanced than those obtained using epi-illuminators which light from the sides.
Reliable, durable and long lasting
An array of super bright LEDs with a long, 30,000 hour service life provide the light source for the SmartBlue Trans-illuminator. Unlike those in a UV Trans-illuminator, the filters in the SmartBlue will not solarize and degrade in performance over time. Gel bands can be excised directly on the scratch resistant, glass viewing surface. To save energy, the power switch includes an automatic 5 minute shutoff. The SmartBlue Trans-illuminator is covered by a 2 year warranty.
|Light Source:||High intensity LEDs|
|Wavelength:||Peak at 465 nm|
|Viewing Surface:||6.6 x 4.75 in / 17 x 12 cm|
|Ext. Dimensions:||12.8 x 8.5 x 1.9 in
30.5 x 21.5 x 5 cm
|Electrical:||120 V, 50-60Hz|
|E4500-LD||Benchmark Scientific E4500-LD SmartGlow Loading Dye with Stain for Nucleic Acid Gel, 1 ml (6x)||
|E4500-PS||Benchmark Scientific E4500-PS SmartGlow Pre-Stain for Nucleic Acid Gels, 1 ml (20,000x)||
|E4000-AC||Benchmark Scientific E4000-AC Accuris Two Position Amber Filter Cover for the E4000||
|Data Sheet:||(728 KB)|