UVP’s Gel Tools are useful for researchers working with gels on transilluminators. The Gel-Cutter’s edge allows for cutting and removal of gel material. The Gel-Scooper, made of strong acrylic with a beveled edge, is designed for easy transfer of gels from electrophoresis equipment to viewing equipment. Gel-Trays, made of UV transmitting Plexiglas®, can be used for moving gels to the transilluminator. The tray protects the transilluminator’s filter surface from scratches. Side panels on the Gel-Tray, angled at a 45° bend, extend upward from the tray surface for easy handling. The Gel-Ruler has centimeter markings that fluoresce under 365nm and 302nm UV wavelengths providing reference marks for DNA analysis.
The non-photobleaching Fluorescent Standard Step Tablet can be placed next to your gel on a FirstLight® UV Illuminator. The Step Tablet has a calibrated 21-step gradation with density from totally clear (step 1) to totally opaque (step 21). The gradation allows accurate, consistent comparison of the bands and spots on acquired images against one another and the step tablet for variations in lighting and optical conditions. Allows evacuation of the image against the grayscale.