The Bio-Link crosslinker is a complete, microprocessor controlled UV irradiation system, mainly dedicated to the linking of nucleic acid to membranes and elimination of PCR contamination. Its innovative design ensures unique features:
The programmable microprocessor constantly monitor the UV light emission. The irradiation stops automatically when the energy received matches the programmed energy.
Thanks to its UV sensors, irradiation cycles are perfectly reproducible, regardless of intensity fluctuation of the UV source. Just programme your energy and Bio-Link delivers it !
Bio-Link combines the latest technology with a very high quality of components : UV exposure chamber in stainless steel, protective quartz disk on the UV sensor cell, highly resistant tactile membrane keypad.
Ease of use
The readout display and the large number of presets, in either energy unit (Joules/cm²) or time unit (seconds) makes the Bio-Link a very simple instrument to use while very powerful.
The UV light intensity is captured in a well of light, positioned above the irradiation chamber. The UV cell measure is then collected from all the UV tubes and not jut one. This also protect the UV cell from any dirt which can enter the chamber.
Key features: Microprocessor control. Precise irradiation in either energy (Joules/cm²) or time (seconds). Preset programme for dosage of 0.120 J/cm² to optimised nucleic acid immobilisation. 9 preset programmes for UV energy exposure. 9 preset programmes for time exposure. Manual setting of UV energy or time exposure. Storage of the last UV setting. Tactile membrane keypad. Large L.E.D. readout. Protective quartz disk on the UV sensor cell. Spacious UV exposure chamber in stainless steel. Safety interlock door with UV blocking observation window. Automatic restart with no loss of information if breaking-off of circuit. Dual safety fuses. UV wavelength interchangeability
Applications: Crosslinking of DNA and RNA to nylon or nitrocellulose membranes for blots. Nicking of ethidium bomide stained DNA in agarose gels. RecA mutation screening. Elimination of PCR contamination. UV sterilisation. UV curing of polymers. Gene mapping for creating cleavage-inhibiting thymine dimers.