Breast cancer awareness series: Tools for sectioning tissue biopsies

Posted by Deepak Nagendra on Oct 21, 2015 6:15:55 PM

Tools for sectioning tissue biopsies

Whether you’re doing research or diagnostics, you may find yourself handling tumor biopsies that are either fresh or flash frozen. If any immunological staining is to be done on them, they’re going to be best “served chilled and thinly sliced”. A cryostat will be your friend, and Gel Company has several Leica items to help get the job done.

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Topics: Lab Essentials

Our Centrifuge Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted by Deepak Nagendra on Oct 19, 2015 4:49:00 PM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Our mini desktop centrifuge sure shouts its support for breast cancer awareness! Available in other colors, but who can deny the pink this month, our centrifuge is functional and fun. The footprint and versatility of this instrument make this a must have in your lab, all year long. Included with this centrifuge is 12 x 0.2/0.5 mL adaptor, with the capability to spin 1.5ml, 2.0ml, and 0.2ml PCR strips. Some amazing features include a compact design with automatic door release, strong steel layered door with auto-lock function, patented unique air-flow design, minimized head and noise design, LCD display of speed and time remaining, and automatic RPM/RCF conversion.

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Product you’re so glad exists: RackEase, microtube label rack!

Posted by Deepak Nagendra on Sep 26, 2015 2:17:00 PM

Remember all those times you’ve had to hold microcentrifuge tubes in your hands and label with a sharpie? We all know how non-ergonomical it is…not to mention questionably legible; imagine doing that for 50+ tubes on a daily basis. Or 100+.

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The imager you'd choose if science were a pickup basketball game

Posted by Deepak Nagendra on Sep 22, 2015 4:54:00 PM

Fluorescent gels? Check. Chemiluminescent? Check. Proteins and DNA? Small and nimble? Ok, not nimble, but a small footprint will fit anywhere in your lab. The new Omega Lum™ G is the ideal imaging system to capture your gels and blots. All Aplegen systems are powered by the intelligent SmartCapture Technology which simplifies imaging to the point where the user just has to pick an application and the image is automatically captured with the optimum exposure. The imaging system even takes care of filter selection and focusing.

This press release (thanks @LabBulletin) showcases additional benefits of this machine.

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Your Piggy Bank Will Thank You: Buy Gently Used Imagers!

Posted by Deepak Nagendra on Sep 11, 2015 6:21:00 PM

Back to school savings have arrived at Gel Company! It's time to swap out the crusty and rusty equipment in your lab and save money on functional and reliable Aplegen Imagers.

Gel Company supports science education courses, demonstrations and exhibits throughout the year, which requires us to stock up on some of our best imaging equipment including Omega Fluor, Omega Fluor Plus, Omega Lum G, Omega Lum C, Omega Lum W, and other accessories. Now, we are offering special pricing to liquidate our excess inventory of gently used imagers and accessories!

This Equipment Will Move Quickly! Act Now!

All demo equipment listed includes Gel Company's full warranty and technical support.

Imager Demo Equipment Sale - Save up to 35%

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Where do I begin and how do I choose? : Imager Edition

Posted by Deepak Nagendra on Sep 10, 2015 6:18:00 PM

So you need to image your gels and blots, huh? Our two families of imaging systems have your needs covered! Considering the large product offering, all with numerous capabilities, your decision may seem overwhelming. To help you decide, here is a simple flowchart to follow, and the comparison chart will offer more specifics. 

The basics:

Omega Lum Systems - 3 imager options, G, C, W. Easily grab quantitative images of your blots or gels.

- Common applications include: Chemiluminescence, UV Fluorescence, Colorimetry, Densitometry, Gel Documentation, X-ray film.

- Have the ability to do multiplex imaging in the Red, Green, and Blue channels.

Omega Fluor Systems- 2 imager options, standard or plus. Exceptional safety features for DNA and protein gel imaging.

- Common applications include: UV Fluorescence, Colorimetry, Densitometry, Gel Documentation, X-ray Film

- UV, White Light, and Blue Light. Single-plex only.

Several key features separate these machines, however, the versatility of these units help make your decision easy, and your images glorious.

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Are you feeling the burn? Let our capper rescue you!

Posted by Deepak Nagendra on Aug 28, 2015 6:58:00 PM

Are you feeling the burn?

Remove the possibility of causing injury with our one-handed, semi-automated tube capper. This machine enables you to tighten or untighten caps without putting down your pipet, and without causing fatigue. Ergonomically designed, this Capper offers a solution to repetitive-use injuries and reduces the probability of cross-contamination by dirty gloves as caps are never touched.

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Topics: Lab Essentials

Chemiluminescent Western Blots: Digital Imaging vs. Film

Posted by Deepak Nagendra on Jul 30, 2015 10:42:00 AM

The choice between digital imaging and using film for gel and blot documentation is generally based on what the lab has done historically and the availability of equipment and reagents within the lab. Depending on the scenario, the use of film for protein and DNA detection is still popular as it has been the gold standard for decades. If you are still using film, you should consider some benefits of digital imaging:

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Gel Company Acquires Aplegen

Posted by Yuni Chi on Nov 17, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Gel Company Acquires Aplegen Life Sciences

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First you run a gel, then use Imagel with your iPhone or Galaxy

Posted by Greg Richardson on Jul 23, 2014 10:01:00 AM

There's a new electrophoresis gel doc on the market, and we're pretty sure you'll like it. Imagel, a new smart phone gel imaging system, offers some major advantages:  

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