to keep up with ever expanding applications.

Date: October 26, 1998Comparison of Products

Ten years ago, a "gel documentation" system meant an instant camera on a pole over a transilluminator. As charged-couple device (CCD) cameras became less expensive, electronic hardware to create digital images became available, and sophisticated image enhancement and analysis software was developed, electronic gel documentation systems were introduced and have become an essential laboratory instrument for molecular biological research. Researchers can choose among a large variety of systems depending on their needs and budget. With so many choices, it can be difficult for a first-time buyer to select the best system for his or her needs.

SYBR® Green I Stained Double Stranded DNA in Acrylamide Gels detected with Hitachi's FM-BIO.
Before investigating the plethora of systems and the variety of options available, it is important to have a clear idea of your needs. Amy Edwards,...

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