BIO-HELIX - BP001CU
BluPAD Dual LED Blue/White Light Transilluminator
BluPAD Dual LED Blue / White Light Transilluminator
The BluPAD, as an innovatively designed transilluminator with dual light sources, is applicable in various Life Sciences research areas for observing and analyzing the nucleic acids and proteins. Given its most optimal and humanized design for the post-observation applications, such as gel cutting and data imaging and filing, it is desired to provide the researchers with a brand-new comfortable, convenient, and safe experience.
• Dual Light Sources
LED White Light and Blue Light: Broad ranges of applicability and compatibility in basic science and medical diagnosis research fields.
• Magnetic Filter
The hinges-free design offers simplicity, safety, and convenience to the user and will not cause any damage to the filter near the hinges. Conducting the observation and gel-cutting does not require the protective goggles.
• Bottom-Up LED Illumination
It prevents the interference from the reflective lights that are caused by the side illumination, thus improving the observational and imaging quality. Since the LED lights are endurable and safe, it does not cause damage to the eyes and skin or to the experiment sample as normally found with the UV illumination.
• Adjustable Light Intensity (3 Levels)
Adjusting the light intensity and contrast based on the sample quantity or observational requirement will achieve the best observational or imaging quality.
• 5 Minute Automatic Power-Off
It protects the transilluminator from the risk that is caused by the user’s operational negligence.
• Designer Metal Housing
The transilluminator’s base is rendered more stable, thus facilitating the operational process.
• Exquisite and Compact Design
It offers the ease of mobility and storage and is suitable for the experimental observation during the field study.
• Enhanced Portability with the Power Bank
Hassle-free for performing the outdoor experiment.
**The power bank is NOT INCLUDED in the package and needs to be purchased by the user.
• Blue Light Mode
With the 470nm LED light as the excitation light source, the Blue Light mode is applied for observing the qualitative and quantitative nucleic acid or protein experiments using the fluorescent staining reagents. Other than being compatible with our safe reagents, such as the Novel Juice, Novel Green, Novel Green Plus, OnePCR series, Nimble Juice, and Nimble Juice R-TYPE, it also performs well with a majority of fluorescent staining products on the market, such as SYBR Gold, SYBR Green I & II, SYPRO Ruby, SYPRO Orange, and Coomassie Fluor Orange stains, GelStar, GelGreen. The feature of allowing light intensity adjustment at three different levels enables the user to make the light intensity contrast adjustment based on the sample concentration for achieving the best imaging quality. Further, the magnetic amber filter, with the hinges-free design, offers simplicity, safety, and convenience when opening and closing the filter.
▼ Left : Gel Cutting / Right : Imaging
• White Light Mode
By using the whole-wavelength white LED light as the excitation light source, the White Light mode exhibits softness and uniformity and is applicable for observing or imaging the SDS-PAGE gels that are stained with the Coomassie Blue or Silver Stain. It can also be employed as a simple film-viewing transilluminator for checking the X-Ray film for the research or clinical purpose. With the light intensity adjustment function, the contrasting adjustment of the light intensity is enabled at three levels according to the observational requirements for achieving the best imaging quality.
• Field Study Mode
Connectable with the external power bank for the hassle-free field experiments.
*The power bank is NOT INCLUDED in the package and needs to be purchased by the user.
Unit Dimensions ( W*L*H ): 18.5 * 22 * 3 cm
Gel Viewing Dimensions ( W*L): 12 * 18 cm
Input Voltage: 100 - 240 Vac
Input Current: 2.0 A
LED Source: Built-in blue light & white light LED module
LED life ( hours ): >30,000
Emission maxima ( nm ): 460 nm
Store temperature: 25℃
Automatic Power-Off: 5 mins
Filter Type: Amber filter (580nm)
**This product incorporates Clare Chemical Research, Inc’s, Dark Reader® transilluminator technology and Bio-Helix's Patent
(Publication Number: M543442).
Q :What should I do when unable to observe the sample under the Blue Light Mode?
A: Please confirm the selected light source is the blue light, NOT the WHITE light.
Q: Am I able to visualize the gels stained with ethidium bromide (EtBr)?
A: Ethidium bromide-stained gels can be visualized with the BluPAD transilluminator as ethidium bromide has a smaller secondary excitation peak within the range of 400-570 nm. However, keep in mind that the fluorescence intensity will not be as bright as when excited at the primary excitation peak of 300 nm (Please note the intensity would be lower than when excited at 300 nm.), which would be possible with UV transilluminators.
Q :Bands are not clear, so what should I do?
A :Please ensure the sample’s concentration is sufficient, then you can adjust the brightness to obtain a higher observation quality.
Q :Do the protective films on the white plate/blue tempered glass filter need to be removed before conducting the experiment?
A: Yes, please remove all protective material on white and blue uniform plates.
Q: If any of the accessories is defective, can it be purchased as optional?
A :Yes, please contact your local distributor.
Q: Am I able to disable the automatic power-off function?
A : Unfortunately, it is already embedded for protecting machine, however, the BluPad can be instantly turned on.