Blue Light Technology
By Clare Chemical Research
All our Dark Reader blue transilluminators use pure visible blue light as the excitation source and there is NO damaging and dangerous ultra-violet radiation to worry about.
The Dark Reader blue LED Hand Lamp and Spot Lamp are very versatile devices for viewing fluorescent samples around the lab. The Lamps are very popular for viewing GFPs in transgenic plants and animals.
Viridi DNA Stains
With our brand new Viridi DNA stains, you can now visualize as little as 1ng of DNA. Ultra-convenient to use, with no need to dilute from the 6x stock: simply add to your DNA sample and load on the gel.
Visible Blue Light
Safe & Improved Cloning
Because Dark Reader devices emits no UV, there is essentially zero risk of eye and skin damage. Also, the extent of DNA sample damage is drastically reduced and cloning efficiency is increased over 100-fold.
The Dark Reader has become an essential part of our cloning process.
We are all impressed by the exceptional emission/excitation matching in your filter set- looking at samples through the glasses is an excercise in unreality!
We certainly did see a dramatic improvement with our transformations. It was certainly greater than 100 fold and probably approached 1000. We worked with two inserts, one that was 1.5 kb and the second that was 3.8. I was impressed and glad that our cloning efficiencies have improved.
The gels REALLY glow in your light! Your Handbook is very helpful. All my students are studying it now.
We are very enthusiastic about the Dark Reader and use it to isolate DNA fragments.
I just wanted to drop off a note of appreciation for the fast shipment of the new equipment & parts. It is a fantastic series of products that we use everyday. The incredible service we encounter with Clare Chemical makes your stuff stand out even more.
Indeed we are enthusiastic users of the Dark Reader. We are using the machine on an everyday basis and we are very happy with it. We use it for routine purposes, including viewing gels. We use GelStar as a dye.It is great, one does not need to worry about nicked DNA or burned skin on the wrist. We love it.
The Dark Reader Spot Lamp came yesterday. It lights up my EGFP mice beautifully, even through their cages. In addition, it illuminates my bacterial EYFP cultures very well. My colleagues are very impressed.
We really love our Dark Reader. My friends who have gone off to start their own academic labs have almost all gotten one. They are particularly happy about not having to worry about undergrads blinding themselves (with UV).
I would like to thank you guys for making our life much easier with this lamp. I am still amazed from what I have seen yesterday when checking fluorescence with the Hand Lamp.