G:BOX F3 Gel Documentation System

G-BOX- F3 gel doc

 Gel imaging for fluorescence and visible applications

  • High resolution 5m pixel camera for good spatial resolution. Effective resolution up to 15.1m pixels .
  • Motor driven lens with feedback
  • The system as standard comes with a seven position filter wheel and epi white light.
  • G-Box F3 is driven by the intuitive, automated GeneSys software.
  • Upgradeable to Chemi XRQ

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Versatile high resolution gel doc

  • The G:BOX F3 gel doc system is the Syngene entry level system for fluorescence and visible applications. It uses Syngene’s groundbreaking Genesys  automatic control software. Driven from a database containing hundreds of application protocols, functional control of the G:BOX is handled by the Genesys software. Images are captured automatically and effortlessly.
  • The G:BOX F3 gel doc system has a high resolution 5 m pixel camera capable of producing 16 bit images with 65535 grey scales ,giving outstanding images with incredible spatial resolution. The system is suitable for a wide range of standard fluorescence applications such as DNA imaging or protein gels.
  • The G:BOX F3 gel documentation system has a stylish modular design and includes a F1.2 motor driven zoom lens as standard, as well as a motor driven filter wheel. G:BOX F3 also comes with a Lens Feedback option allowing you to optimise your image capture using user protocols
  • Using your choice of dyes or stains, the G:BOX F3 automatically selects the right lighting and filters to detect close bands on both small and large gels. Choosing white light options for Coomassie Blue, UV and blue lighting options, ethidium bromide or SYBR® Safe gels, this system is the ultimate in gel doc flexibility.
  • G:BOX F3 gel doc comes complete with LED gantry rack and epi white LED lighting.
  • The system is controlled by GeneSys application driven image capture software and comes complete with unlimited copies of GeneTools analysis software.
  • The system comes complete with unlimited copies of Genetools  analysis software.
  • Check the status of an image capture and access your recently captured images from any computer, smartphone or tablet on the same network as G:BOX F3 system using the new “Status Link” feature. This is ideal for any busy laboratory.

Gel imaging for fluorescence and visible applications

  • Spacious darkroom
    Image gels up to 32cm x 24cm
  • 5m pixel camera
    Resolves close bands and detects nanogram amounts
  • Motor driven zoom lens and 7 position filter wheel
    One click set up for easy image capture
  • Optional Lens Feedback available
    Optimise image capture by using user protocols
  • White, UV and blue lighting options
    Flexibility to image fluorescent and visible stained gels. Use with UV transilluminator for DNA imaging. Use converter screen for visible light applications such as protein gels. Use with UV-blue light converter screen / Blue LED UltraBright transilluminator for ‘safe-dye’ applications
  • GeneSys application driven image capture software
    Contains extensive database of dyes and imaging protocols. All you need to know is the type of gel you’re using and GeneSys automatically selects the optimal lighting and filters to produce the perfect image
  • GeneTools analysis software (unlimited copies)
    Analyse data at your own computer

Why buy this product

  • Performance
    With the new Genesys control software the user simply has to tell the G:BOX F3 the sample type and dye and leave the rest to the automated capture system. Images are produced quickly with the minimum of effort. No other system on the market offers this level of control.
  • High specification
    The new series of 5m pixel camera is standard on the G:BOX F3. No other system in this class can offer such high resolution.
  • Modular
    The new design of G:BOX F3 includes a motor driven zoom lens and a motor driven filter wheel as standard

Model information


  • The F3 is a fully automated gel documentation system that can tackle many fluorescent applications. Gels stained with EtBr and safe alternatives, SYBR stains and visible stains like coomassie and silver are routine.
  • G:BOX F3 has a high resolution 5m pixel camera giving excellent clarity for all your samples.
  • The G:BOX F3 can be used with different transilluminator options – either a 302nm transilluminator for all UV applications or an UltraBright-LED “blue” model which is perfect for all “safe” dyes.
  • Like all the models in the G:BOX range, the F3 is driven by the intuitive, automated GeneSys software. Without any training a user can capture a superb image of their sample, all they need to know is what is on it. For a low cost the G:BOX F3 gives you excellent results and future-proof security.


  • GeneSys is an application driven software designed for rapid image capture of biological samples.
  •  It has a simple icon based user interface usable on Win10, 8, 7 and XP platforms.
  • GeneSys allows the user to take the guess work out of imaging, and produce quick and simple publication quality images.
  • All files produced are a unique SGD format, where only raw data is analysed for quantification of samples.
  •  Files can also be saved as TIFF, JPEG, BMP formats.
  • User protocols can be saved to review previous images captured, and easily replicate future imaged gels.
  • Neutral fielding for correction of uneven background illumination
  • All captured images can be simply edited with annotations, edit tools, image sharpen and exported to GeneTools.



  • Band analysis/densitometry
    ID analysis at the ‘click’ of a button. Ideal for 1D analysis, the software has automatic lane and peak detection. GeneTools software automatically compensates for smiling or distorted bands and tracks. Molecular weight or base pair values can be calculated using standards from one or more tracks. Quantification can also be automatically calculated from standards in a number of ways. Detailed results can be instantly printed or transferred to Word or Excel.
  • Band matching
    Band matching can be performed by position, defined Rf or calibrated molecular weight/base pair value.
  • Automatic molecular weight/base pair calculations for sample bands based on standards from one or more lanes
    GeneTools has a library of markers for automatic or manual assignment which are user configurable.
  • Multi-tier analysis for high throughput screening
    Especially useful for analysing high throughput gels such as E-Gel (Invitrogen, UK). GeneTools software provides multi-well line functions with automatic track alignment.
  • Manual band quantification
    The user can manually quantify bands, spots or other objects on a sample. All data is instantly exportable to Microsoft Excel.
  • Spot blot analysis
    Automatic detection of spots using a spot grid, quantitative and incidence analysis. The software can also perform multiple background subtraction methods.
  • Colony counting
    Automatic counting of two colour colonies with the ability to count light and dark colonies on the same plate.
  • Export results to Microsoft Excel and Word
    Customised results tables can be exported to either Microsoft Word or Excel.
  • Report generation
    Saves reports with customised protocols  designed by the user. All reports are compliant with CRF 21 Part 11.

Gel imaging for fluorescence applications

G:BOX F3 G:BOX Chemi XRQ G:BOX Chemi XX6 G:BOX Chemi XX9
Image resolution (pixels m) 5 4 6 9
Effective resolution (pixels m) 15.1 16 18 27
A/D 12/16 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit
Greyscales 65536 65536 65536 65536
Quantum efficiency @ 425nm 52% 73% 73% 73%
Cooling N/A Peltier Peltier Peltier
Lens (Motor driven)  Zoom f1.2.
Optional f1.2 with lens feedback
Motor driven zoom f1.2 Motor driven f0.95 with auto focus and stage zoom Fixed f0.95 with auto focus and stage zoom
Filter wheel (7 position motor driven) Yes Yes Yes Yes
UV filter Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use with external PC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Standard Yes Yes
Extended with motor driven stage   Yes Yes
Epi LED white lights Yes Yes Yes Yes
Epi UV 302nm Optional Optional Optional Optional
Epi red LED module   Optional Optional Optional
Epi blue LED module   Optional Optional Optional
Epi green LED module   Optional Optional Optional
Epi red LED module M series for multiplexing   Optional Optional Optional
Epi green LED module M series for multiplexing   Optional Optional Optional
Epi blue LED module M series for multiplexing   Optional Optional Optional
Epi IR LED module   Optional Optional Optional
IR multiplexing kit (680-800nm)   Optional Optional Optional
Visible light converter 33 x 31cm Optional Optional Optional Optional
White light pad for visible stains (20 x 14cm) Optional Optional Optional Optional
UltraBright LED blue light transilluminator 20 x 16cm Optional Optional Optional Optional
Edge lighting unit 26.5 x 20cm   Optional Optional
UV transilluminators Optional Optional Optional Optional
Max image area (cm) 32.5 x 24.1 30.5 x 22.7 32.3 x 25.6 32.3 x 25.6
Min image area (cm) 5.6 x 4.2 5.5 x 4 15 x 11.8 15 x 11.8
W x H x D (cm) 57 x 84 x 45 57 x 84 x 45 57 x 99 x 55 57 x 99 x 55
Weight (kg) 37 37 45 45
Voltage 115v/240v 115v/240v 115v/240v 115v/240v

Basic gel doc systems

Applications InGenius G:BOX NuGenius
Fluorescence UV transilluminator Option Option Option
Fluorescence UV Epi Option
Blue light Option Option Option
Visible stain converter Option Option Option
Colony plate Option Option Option
Spot blot Option Option
TLC Option