Gel Documentation



Features & Benefits

System Overview

VILBER Gel Documentation systems are the ideal imaging systems for gel documentation in any lab or core facility. The Super-Bright UV illumination and filter technology enhances the image quality, especially for DNA and RNA gels. The compact darkroom is made entirely of stainless steel and aluminum.

Fluorescence is the main method used for gene expression and protein detection. The fluorophore absorbs the excitation light, reaching a higher energy state. By returning to it’s former state, it emits fluorescent light. The aim of the imaging system is to separate the emitted light from the excitation light in order to obtain an optimum sample image.

VILBER offers a wide array of technologies to fit any application needed while offering unsurpassed sensitivity, speed, and the ability to reach the lowest limits of detection for DNA, RNA and protein applications. From basic systems that “get the job done” to the highest specification gel documentation stations on the market, the VILBER line has every researcher and technically challenging application covered.

VILBER is a leading life science company developing and manufacturing fluorescence, chemiluminescence and bioluminescence imaging systems for applications ranging from small animal to cell biology research. Founded in 1954, Vilber is a leader in the molecular imaging sector, equipping more than 20,000 laboratories worldwide. An estimated 60,000 researchers use their products every day in over 100


Features & Benefits

Gel documentation systems are widely used in molecular biology labs for the imaging and documenting of nucleic acid and protein polyacrylamide or agarose gels typically stained with ethidium bromide or fluorophores such as SYBR green.

The E-Box is a highly sensitive optical imaging system dedicated to gel documentation with the ability to be upgraded to other applications as researchers needs shift. It combines the best optics with simple software for optimum scientific images and results.

State-of-the-art camera technology

The advanced camera and optics provide increased sensitivity to either bioluminescence or fluorescence signals, with a very low signal to noise ratio. The high optical density allows for samples with both very low and high signals to be imaged without saturation, allowing for quantifiable results

  • Scientific grade 16-bit camera
  • 20-megapixel image resolution
  • Motorized lens
  • True 16-bit .TIFF

  • Free software

    Free complementary software for image enhancement, editing and image analysis. Software upgrades are always free as well.

    One click to image

    A built-in computer-controlled camera, lens, and lighting. With just one click, the system will automatically capture the best possible image. Select your application, click start, and automatically, the system will light on the transilluminator, adjust the lens, auto-expose and switch off the UV. The image acquisition process is quick and painless.

    Complete and practical

    The system is manufactured in France with high grade materials. It has a minimal footprint and is extremely easy to use.

    Simple and robust touch-screen display

    High contrast medical grade touch screen display with magnesium reinforced protection glass.

    3D dynamic scan

    Control in 3D your image dynamic and saturation before the image is captured. Easily create 3D quantitative results.

    Models & Specifications


    The PadBox is a slide-out container which can welcome several light sources for excitation in the UV, the blue, the green and the red spectrums. As gel documentation moves from single UV excitation source to a wide variety of lighting options, the PadBox concept meet the need for accommodating into one device several interchangeable light sources..

    The Pads we offer:

    Super-Bright UV Pad

    for DNA and RNA gels and fluorescence stain imaging:

    Ethidium Bromide
    Pro-Q Emerald
    Sypro Ruby

    White Pad or white light conversion screen for:

    colorimetric stained protein gels, X-Ray film, autorads, SSCP gels, colony dish, and flask imaging, and other EPI white light applications:

    ls blue
    Silver stain
    Ponceau S red
    Copper stain

    Blue Pad for DNA/RNA detection to avoid “nicking” DNA:


    Publications & Articles

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