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Cell Biology
Fluorescent Dye
Syngene's UltraSafe Blue non-toxic, non-carcinogenic fluorescent dye is specifically developed as a safer and more sensitive alternative to ethidium bromide for staining agarose and acrylamide gels.
The dye is a safe fluorescent nucleic acid stain which allows detection of 0.5pg of dsDNA using Syngene’s new UltraSlim-LED blue-light transilluminator. Additionally, because teh dye is a non-intercalating stain, there is less effect on the quality of the DNA or RNA. Nucleic acids stained with the dye can be more easily used in downstream experiments such as RT-PCR, enzyme digestion, and ligation, thus saving time and effort with multiple purification steps. The dye is very cost effective, with 1ml of stain being sufficient for up to 10,000 samples and using this dye also means making cost savings for many institutions, as gels do not have to be disposed of as hazardous waste.
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Syngene is a world leader in gel documentation (gel doc) and analysis systems. These range from low cost entry level kits to fully computer controlled automatic analysers for fluorescence, chemiluminescence and proteomics workstations.