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Next Generation GeneSys Image Capture Software

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Syngene, a manufacturer of image analysis solutions, has announced its GeneSys software is now available with the addition of new ChemiRapid, Signal Accumulation Calculator (SAC) and Enhanced Image features designed to improve chemiluminescence imaging workflow and quality. The software, available for free download to users of specific Syngene imaging systems, aims to offer picture-perfect chemi blot images.

The ChemiRapid feature is designed such that scientists working with chemi blots can take a quick, single image of their blot to check for the absence or presence of specific proteins. For researchers who want to take a series of cumulative chemi images to generate highly accurate blot information, GeneSys also includes the new Signal Accumulation Calculator (SAC) feature.

With SAC, users can set the shortest and longest exposure times that they think will achieve their optimal image. They then choose the number of images they would like to capture and SAC calculates exposure times for each image at even intervals between the shortest and longest exposure times. Each successive image includes all the accumulated signal from the previous images, plus the additional exposure time; this aims to make it easy for scientists to select the image which has the optimal balance of signal to background from this set of images.

For use in Syngene’s G:BOX Chemi, mini and GeneGnome systems, the new SAC feature allows scientists to image their blots whilst absent. This is designed to provide higher quality and more cost-effective blot imaging than would be produced using X-rays films, which can only capture one chemi image at a single time point. The new SAC feature is aimed towards scientists who want to automate their workflow to obtain images of ECL and other chemiluminescence Western blots.

The third new feature in GeneSys is Enhanced Image and this uses proprietary algorithms to smooth out blot backgrounds, making it easier to visualize low signal bands. Enhanced Image can remove spots and imperfections in blot backgrounds caused by buffer crystals or stubborn blocking proteins that are hard to wash off to produce a consistent quality background.