InGenius3 Gel Documentation System

InGenius Gel doc


  • The InGenius3 gel documentation and analysis system is compact, easy to use and offers an affordable route to gel capture and analysis. Suitable for standard fluorescence applications.
  • The InGenius3 uses a high performance 3m pixel camera.
  • The darkroom assembly is easily connected to a PC.
  • GeneSys image acquisition software quickly and easily enables images to be captured, archived and edited if required.

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Economical gel documentation – DNA and protein gel imaging your way

  • Using a compact, InGenuis3 gel documentation system you’re in control. You can image your choice of dyes and stains by choosing UV, blue or white lighting options. The system’s GeneSys software selects the right lighting and filters for you, making it easy to image fluorescent ethidium bromide or SYBR® Safe DNA gels and protein gels stained with Coomassie Blue or silver.
  • InGenius3 has a 3m pixel camera and can produce images with 16 bit image depth. It features a compact darkroom which has a sliding front door and an internal LED white light. A manual zoom lens and manual filter drawer (includes a UV filter) completes the package.
  • There are two options of transilluminator – both models can slide out of the darkroom to aid cutting and viewing. One option is the slimline 302nm transilluminator for UV applications. This can be used with an optional converter for white light applications. InGenius3 can also be used with the Ultra-Slim LED blue light transilluminator.
  • The system is controlled by GeneSys application driven image capture software and comes complete with unlimited copies of GeneTools analysis software.

DNA and protein gel imaging your way

Features Benefits
Compact darkroom with sliding door – 40.0(w) x 30.0(h) x 37.5(d) cms Small footprint taking up minimal laboratory bench space. Plenty of bench space for your experiments
3 million pixel camera Good quality images. Detect nanogram amounts on gels (up to 20cm x 20cm)
Manual zoom Puts you in control of the camera
White, UV and blue lighting options

Flexibility to image fluorescent DNA and visibly stained protein gels

autoradiographs and colony plates

High resolution

InGenius3 uses a high resolution 3m pixel camera with a 16 bit image output    (0 – 65,535 grey levels dynamic range)

Precise quantitation

Manual system Allows the user to select filters using a filter drawer, control lighting and the camera lens
Filter drawer Capable of viewing a wide range of different fluorophores
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.

Saves time by automating analysis of gels, colony plates & blots

Connect to any PC Use a computer of your choice
Transilluminators (option) Choice of UV or blue light


Why buy this product

  • Low budget
    InGenius3 is the perfect choice when budget and size are the most important considerations.
  • High resolution
    InGenius3 uses a high resolution 3m pixel camera with a 16 bit image output.
  • Software
    The InGenius3 system is provided with GeneSys image capture and manipulation software providing access to a wide range of application and hardware control functions.
  • Manual system
    Allows the user to select filters using a filter drawer, control lighting and the camera lens.

The InGenius3 system is the ideal economical choice. Its compact and versatile design minimises the loss of vital laboratory space and allows a wide range of fluorescence imaging to be performed.


  • Image acquisition with a single button
  • Auto exposure/manual exposure/series capture
  • Extended dynamic range up to 65,536 grey levels
  • Neutral fielding for correction of uneven background illumination
  • Toolbox – annotation/ sharpening/inverting
  • Saturation control – see which areas of the image are over-exposed



  • 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.

DNA : With InGenius3 you can use the UV transilluminator to capture images of DNA gels stained with Ethidium Bromide, SYBR® dyes and many other fluorophores

AutoRads:  InGenius3 features a mega resolution camera which is ideal for capturing images requiring high detail. This is especially true when looking for ‘separation’ between bands and spots. Capturing high quality images of Autorads is one of the strengths of InGenius3

Visible light:  With the transmitted visible light converter, InGenius3 can be used to view gels which have been stained with silver stain and Coomassie blue. You can also view tissues, slides and films

Blue light:  The blue light LED transilluminator allows you to view some fluorescent stains with better clarity and with less damage to DNA

Spot blots:  Capturing and analysing spot blots is another very simple application for InGenius3 and GeneTools software

Compact, manual gel documentation systems

Camera InGenius3
Sensor 1/3 inch
Resolution 3 million pixels
Image depth 12/16 bit
Greyscales 4,096/65,536
Dynamic range 3.6 – 4.8
Lens Manual zoom 6.5 – 39, F1.4
Maximum viewing area 20 x 20cm
Slim UV transilluminator 20 x 20cm –
various single wavelengths are available
UltraSlim-LED blue light transilluminator 10 x 12cm Option
White Epi overhead Yes
UV/visible light NovaGlo converter Option
GeneSys image capture Yes
GeneTools image analysis Yes
GeneDirectory Option
Conversion screen
Novaglo UV to visible
Dimensions (h x d x w) cm 62 x 37.5 x 40

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