Out of the Darkroom

Syngene's GeneGnome Chemiluminescence imaging system Radioactive detection procedures are quickly being replaced by safer methods such as fluorescence and chemiluminescence. Re-searchers using fluorescent detection can choose from a wide array of electronic imaging equipment, but those who work with chemiluminescence have been relegated to the darkroom to process their images. With the introduction of the GeneGnome, an automated imaging system designed specifically for chemiluminescence, Syngene

Aileen Constans
Sep 3, 2000


Syngene's GeneGnome Chemiluminescence imaging system
Radioactive detection procedures are quickly being replaced by safer methods such as fluorescence and chemiluminescence. Re-searchers using fluorescent detection can choose from a wide array of electronic imaging equipment, but those who work with chemiluminescence have been relegated to the darkroom to process their images. With the introduction of the GeneGnome, an automated imaging system designed specifically for chemiluminescence, Syngene USA of Frederick, Md., brings this technique out of the dark.

According to product manager Karen Jarvis, the GeneGnome is uniquely designed for chemiluminescent imaging and offers "unrivaled image capture capabilities." The GeneGnome features a 16-bit camera with a wide-aperture lens and a close camera-to-sample distance, enabling it to capture low levels of light from all currently available chemiluminescent substrates. The camera can distinguish 65,536 shades of gray; thus, Jarvis states, "If there is a positive it will see [it]." The GeneGnome features user-friendly...