E-Gel™ Imager Camera Hood Kit

Catalog number:  4466601

 Related applications: Nucleic Acid Gel Electrophoresis & Blotting

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The E-Gel® Camera Hood Kit, when combined with a base, forms the E-Gel® Imager System, which is a personal imaging system for documenting and analyzing agarose gels and E-Gel® cassettes. Each E-Gel® Camera Hood Kit includes a compact digital camera mounted in a sleek hood, a universal filter, power and USB cables, and two powerful software applications. There are three bases available for purchase that will work with the E-Gel® Camera Hood Kit: a UV Light Base, a Blue Light Base, and an E-Gel® Adaptor Base. In any of these three configurations, the E-Gel® Imager system provides a small and light imaging solution that utilizes a scientific grade digital camera. The E-Gel® Imager System is designed to work with both the E-Gel® iBase™ power system and the new E-Gel® Go! Base to allow real time documentation of electrophoresis runs using E-Gel® cassettes.

• Capture sharp, rich images with the integrated scientific grade digital camera
• Choose the best configuration for any stain with interchangeable bases (available separately)
• Capture gel images in real time, even during a run
• Analyze your gel images using the powerful Gel Quant Express software

Real Time Image Capture for the First Time
The E-Gel® Imager System is the first imaging system developed to allow real time imaging of E-Gel® cassettes during an electrophoresis run. All three E-Gel® Imager System configurations allow you to power and run the E-Gel® iBase™ power system inside the camera hood without having to run wires through a door or under the hood. By using the E-Gel® Camera Hood Kit with the Adaptor Base you can also run E-Gel® Go! cassettes using the Go! Base. Either way, you'll be able to capture real time images of your agarose gel electrophoresis run like you never have before.

Superb Image Capture and Analysis Software
There are two powerful software tools included with the E-Gel® Camera Hood Kit: GelCapture and Gel Quant Express software. GelCapture software allows you to adjust sensitivity and exposure settings to capture the perfect image of your gel. Once you have that perfect image, basic manipulations like inversion or pixel coloration can be performed. The Gel Quant Express software allows quantitation and analysis via 1D gel analysis or using the express mode. GelCapture can be downloaded and run on any PC, while Gel Quant Express requires a USB dongle for operation. Additional USB dongles can be purchased to use Gel Quant Express on more than one PC simultaneously.

Minimum System Requirements for GelCapture and Gel Quant Express Software
• Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo 1.8 GHz
• Memory: 1 Gb RAM
• OS: Windows® XP Professional SP3 (English version) or Windows® 7 Professional (English version)—must have administrator permissions for installation
• Monitor: 1024 x 786 minimum resolution
• USB: USB 2.0 port for software dongle

These are the minimum system specifications tested for use of the hardware and software. If you have questions about these specifications please contact technical support.

Multiple Bases for Multiple Applications
Three interchangeable bases that may be purchased separately for use with the E-Gel® Camera Hood Kit provide excellent flexibility to use multiple gel stains. The UV Light Base is best for ethidium bromide and the Blue Light Base can be used for many SYBR® dyes like SYBR® Safe dye. The E-Gel® Adaptor Base was designed to provide power to either the E-Gel® iBase™ power system coupled to the E-Gel® Safe Imager kit, or the E-Gel® Go! Base with its integrated blue light transilluminator, allowing E-Gel® cassettes to be run inside the E-Gel® Imager. This feature allows real time image capture while samples are running on the gel.

For Research Use Only. Not intended for any animal or human therapeutic or diagnostic use.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Compatible Products: Blue Light Base, E-Gel® Adaptor Base, E-Gel® Go! Base, E-Gel® iBase™, UV Light Base
For Use With (Equipment): E-Gel® Imager
Gel Compatibility: Agarose Gels, E-Gel™, E-Gel™ 48, E-Gel™ 96
Gel Size: E-Gel® (8 cm x 10 cm), E-Gel® 48 (13.5 cm x 10.8 cm), E-Gel® 96 (13.5 cm x 10.8 cm)
Mode of Separation: Molecular Weight
Product Line: E-Gel™
Product Size: 1 kit
Running Dimension: Horizontal
Shipping Condition: Room Temperature

Contents & storage

Camera Hood - 1 unit
Camera Hood power supply cable (7.5 V) - 1 unit
Camera Hood USB 2.0 cable - 1unit
E-Gel® Imager Light Diffuser - 1 unit
E-Gel® Imager Universal Filter - 1 unit
GelCapture Imaging Software, GelQuant Express Quantitation Software - 2 disks
GelQuant Express Software Activation Dongle - 1 unit
Product Quick Reference Card - 1 unit


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