Product News: First G:BOX HR Gel Documentation System Installed on Jurong Island Will Contribute to Major Research Programmes in Emerging Technology Hub

15 Feb 2008

Syngene, a world-leading manufacturer of image analysis solutions, today announced the installation of its first G:BOX HR gel documentation system at the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Science(ICES), an up and coming research centre on Jurong Island, Singapore.

The G:BOX HR system at the ICES features a high resolution camera inside its own light-tight darkroom and comes complete with overhead white lighting, a 20cm x 20cm UV transilluminator and GeneTools, Syngene’s premier image analysis software. This state-of-the-art system, marketed and installed at the ICES by Insta BioAnalytik Pte Ltd, Syngene’s expert distributor in the region, will be used to automate analysis of gel and blot imaging in a number of interesting molecular biology research programmes and provides Syngene with another key gel documentation reference to add to its growing list of prestigious international clients.

Andrew Lee, Technical Services Manager at Insta BioAnalytik Pte Ltd explained: “To raise its competitive edge, Singapore is moving to produce higher-value-added specialty products to support the biomedical sector. As part of Singapore’s effort to move up the value chain, the ICES was set up on Jurong Island and is establishing itself as a centre of excellence for life science research, which is why having this institute choose one of Syngene’s premier imaging systems is such an honour.”

Laura Sullivan, Syngene’s Divisional Manager added: “To accelerate the pace of research in many biomedical fields, more than 70 Syngene image analysis systems have been installed at major institutes in Singapore since 2001. These include the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and the Biopolis, international research and development centre for biomedical sciences.

We are therefore delighted the scientists at the ICES have decided to join this group of discerning researchers by installing a G:BOX HR gel documentation system and look forward to working with them and others in Singapore to help advance their molecular biology programmes even further.”