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Press Release - For Immediate Release
For information contact: Jeanne Ottoson (909) 946-3197

Multiplex NIR Imaging of Protein Blots

June, 2010 --

The BioSpectrum® Imaging System from UVP is configured for use in multiple imaging
applications. The BioSpectrum combined with the BioLite™ MultiSpectral Light Source provide a powerful
system to excite and illuminate wavelengths for applications including multiplex NIR imaging. The
BioSpectrum System provides not only a full range of wavelengths for excitation, also offers rapid, high
resolution image capture through the use of cooled CCD camera and low light lenses. Exposures times
are very fast, much faster than laser scanning.

The BioSpectrum Imaging System with BioLite MultiSpectral Source features:

  • Easy to use VisionWorks® software automates research with templates for consistent,
    reproducible results
  • High resolution and low light sensitivity cooled CCD camera and optics allow quick detection
    of a full range of visible and NIR fluorescent dyes
  • Automated imaging of white light and multiple different fluorescent tags on a single blot
  • A combination of up to 8 excitation and 5 emission wavelengths for all spectral ranges in
    single experiment

With the extensive range of excitation and emission filters available, researchers can detect as well as quantify virtually all fluorescent dye from visible to NIR using VisionWorks acquisition and analysis software. The use of NIR and visible fluorescent labels permit multiplexing so that several proteins in a sample can be detected and analyzed at the same time on a single protein blot. UVP offers several filters used for NIR blotting with 680 and 770 to 800nm fluorescent tags. "With the recent release of VisionWorks 7.0 software powering the BioSpectrum system, easy and optimal image detection and fast analysis with the simple user interface is now a reality. No matter which fluorophore stain or label is used." states Alex Waluszko, VP for Marketing and Sales.

Routine NIR imaging with the BioSpectrum and BioLite MultiSpectral Source is fast, efficient and straightforward yielding full 16-bit images for quantitation and publication. Sean Gallagher, PhD and UVP's VP and Chief Technology Officer further states, "Automated mulitplex NIR fluorescent imaging with the UVP BioSpectrum further expands capabilities of the most versatile and cost effective fluorescent imaging system available today."

About UVP, LLC - UVP is a global leader in life science imaging, supplying imaging systems for academic, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology applications. With core expertise as the leading developer and manufacturer of ultraviolet products since 1932, UVP continues to provide innovative products and specializes in fluorescence and luminescence-based imaging applications for the life sciences. The organization provides comprehensive service and support to customers and dealers worldwide. UVP's headquarters and manufacturing operations are located in Upland, California. European Operations, Ultra-Violet Products Ltd., is headquartered in Cambridge, England.

For information from UVP, LLC contact  Jeanne Ottoson,   Email: jottoson@uvp.com ;  Telephone: (909) 946-3197,   www.uvp.com