The FastGene® FAS-V is controlled by a 10.4" touchscreen display:
The FastGene® FAS-V will not only take 1 picture but 6 simultaneously using different exposure times. The user can then decide which one to use.
The chosen image is then saved in JPEG, TIFF, BMP or PNG-format (BMP is selected in the image)
Blue/Green LED Transilluminator
Blue/Green LED technology enables the detection of red and green DNA dyes. The FastGene® FAS-V has the biggest Blue/Green LED Transilluminator yet. The huge imaging area is 26 cm x 21 cm big and has a superb uniform transillumination. This is guaranteed by 12 LED arrays at each side.
White LED TransilluminatorThe detection of protein is possible due to the very large white LED table (26 cm x 21 cm). This table can be directly controlled using the touchscreen.
White LED Room light
The documentation of membranes and Petri dishes is done by switching on the room light LED. Two perfectly placed LED arrays illuminate the whole imaging box. Black or white background can be chosen to increase or decrease the contrast.
The FastGene® FAS-V has a big CCD-Sensor, made in Japan, with a diameter of 1/1.8“. The pixel size of 4.4 µm allows the detection of lowest light signal. Images can be recorded in the common TIFF and JPEG as well as in BMP and PNG format. The files can be stored in the 16 GB internal SSD storage or on a USB-stick.
The exposure time of the sensor can be set from 0.001 sec up to 30 sec. The very short exposure guarantees that even the brightest DNA band will be still within the dynamic range. Exposing the sensor for up to 30 sec will enable the detection even of the faintest bands.
The lens of the FastGene® FAS-V is parfocal, as most microscopic lenses and prefocused on the imaging area. This enables you to zoom in to the area of interest without having to readjust the focus.
The huge aperture* of f/1.2 enables the transmission of light to the sensor. The aperture can be regulated steplessly until complete closure, making it your decision which aperture delivers the best image.
The 6 x zoom, with a focal length of 12.5 mm to 75 mm, allows a perfect enlargement of the area of interest. Setting the lens at 12.5 mm allows the imaging of the complete illuminated area, while zooming into 75 mm will eliminate any unnecessary area.
*opening of the lens iris
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The internal 16 GB storage can be expandable using common USB-sticks.
The FastGene® FAS-V can be directly connected to a network using the 100 MBits Ethernet port.
The FastGene® FAS-V comes with the driver for the Mitsubishi P95D driver preinstalled, for perfect gel documentation on side.
Solicit a quotation for the FAS-V in combination with the Mitsubishi P95DE printer.
It is also possible to purchase the printer at a later date.
Recorded images can be directly edited in the FastGene® FAS-V:
Dear NIPPON Genetics team,
we use the FAS-V gel documentation system to visualize PCR-products. For that we use the DNA dye SYBR safe. Additionally, besides DNA we also use the system to visualize RNA, which was stained with ethidium bromide. Both dyes are no problem for the FAS-V gel documentation system. Personally, the two biggest advantages of the Blue/Green light is that the light is not damaging the DNA and is not dangerous for the user. Using the included filter goggles, it is possible to determine the success of the PCR without having to take an image of the gel first.
The white light LED illuminator is very handy too. When needed, the plate is turned down and positioned centrally without having to reconnect external illuminator and taking an image of an X-ray film or dish is very easy (although only monochrome).
The handling of the system using the touchscreen is pretty modern and comfortable. Date, time, a title and the image recording settings are saved on the image, if one wants to have it. An additional thermoprinter does the documentation in a lab journal very quick.
A super compact and user-friendly system, which we heavily recommend!
Wolz working group at the medical microbiology and hygiene, University of Tübingen, Germany.
|2 MPixel 1/1.8" CCD Sensor|
|Touchscreen||10.4" finger and stylus sensitive|
Ethernet 100 MBit
|Manual||Manual of the FAS-V||Download|
|QuickGuide||Brief "How To" description||Download|
|Imaging Flyer||Information about the technology and the Imaging systems||Download|
|CE Declaration of conformity||CE Certificate in accordance to the european directives||Download|
|FCC Declaration of conformity||FCC Certificate in accordance with the EMC and radio-specific requirements of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)||Download|
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|FastGene® FAS-V||LED Imaging box, FastGene® Blue/Green Transilluminator XL, FastGeneWhite LED Transilluminator XL, White LED Room light high resolution CCD camera with f/1.2 zoom lens, amber filter and goggles, and manuals|
|P95DE||Mitsubishi Thermoprinter||Mitsubishi Thermoprinter with print out paper and fitting power adapter|