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You probably came across other Blue Transilluminators that cost $600 to $1200+. 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. We designed it around 3 main principles:
UV transillumination damages DNA. Blue light doesn't! You can easily 2x or 3x the number of colonies by switching from a UV transilluminator to a blue transilluminator. And you don’t have to worry about any more tricks like turning the UV transilluminator on for just a few seconds to limit exposure of the gel to UV. With the blue transilluminator there’s no DNA damage.Read About How UV Damages DNA
UV light damages DNA. Blue light doesn't. This means you can illuminate your gel for as long as you need during gel extraction. Cut exactly the band you want, without worrying about ruining your sample!Read These Gel Extraction Tips
Want to make your lab Ethidium Bromide Free? Switch to any of the blue light dyes, like SYBRsafe, with our Blue Light Transilluminator. Many classrooms are switching from Ethidium Bromide to SYBRsafe because students often don't know the right protocols and more accidents happen. It can also help you with safety compliance and less hazardous waste disposal.Read Why This Lab Switched to Blue Transilluminators
If your lab uses Ethidium Bromide, you probably have your own lab station setup for ethidium bromide. It has its own gel box, own set of pipettes, gloves, and transilluminator because it’s the “Ethidium Bromide Station”. You can put that space to better use by switching to a blue transilluminator and blue light dyes. Blue light dyes are designed to be safer and non carcinogenic. You can throw them out in your normal lab trash without its own special biohazardous waste box, and put your Blue Transilluminator up on the shelf when you're done checking out your bands!Read How We Designed the Blue Transilluminator To Save Space
|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|
You probably haven't heard too much about the plethora of other bioluminescent creatures inhabiting this planet! Grow your own!Read Now: Grow your Own Bioluminescent Algae
The Center for Genomic Gastronomy Is an independent research institute that examines the biotechnologies and biodiversity of human food systems.Read Food Phreaking Here
Billions of red blood cells (in green) form in our bone marrow everyday. The red blood cells cluster with macrophage (orange) to get rid of their nuclei. The macrophages then gooble up the nuclei (about 18 lbs of DNA in a lifetime!). We are exploring how these two cell types work together to keep us alive.Check Out the Project on Microryza
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.