The G:BOX F3 is the Syngene entry level system for fluorescence and visible applications. It uses Syngene's groundbreaking GeneSys automatic control software. Driven from a database containing hundreds of application protocols, functional control of the G:BOX is handled by the GeneSys software. Images are captured automatically and effortlessly.
The G:BOX F3 has a high resolution 3.8m pixel camera which is capable of giving outstanding images with incredible spatial resolution. The system is suitable for a wide range of standard fluorescence applications such as DNA imaging or protein gels.
The G:BOX F3 has a stylish modular design. The system includes a motor driven zoom lens as standard, as well as a motor driven filter wheel. Internal lighting comes from an optional UV transilluminator or a blue light LED model to further extend the applications possible with the G:BOX F3.
G:BOX F3 comes complete with LED gantry rack and epi white LED lighting.
The system comes complete with unlimited copies of GeneTools analysis software.
Access your images anywhere, at any time and from any computer, smartphone and tablet using the new 'Status Link' feature which is ideal for any busy laboratory.
Applications & Benefits
With the new GeneSys control software the user simply has to tell the G:BOX F3 the sample type and dye and leave the rest to the automated capture system. Images are produced quickly with the minimum of effort. No other system on the market offers this level of control.
The new series of 3.8m pixel camera is standard on the G:BOX F3. No other system in this class can offer such high resolution.
The new design of G:BOX F3 includes a motor driven zoom lens and a motor driven filter wheel as standard.
G:BOX-F3 Gel Documentation System
G:BOX-F3 Gel Documentation System Darkroom with camera, zoom lens, filter wheel, LED gantry rack. Installed UV filter (UV032) and epi LED white light. With GeneSys and GeneTools Software . No transilluminator, white light converter or viewing platform supplied.
Camera 3.8MP 12/16bit system, camera with 52% QE @425nm Lenses Motor driven zoom 8-48mm, f1.2 lens. Image Size Max 25.5 x 21cm / Min 4.4 x 3.8cm
7 position motor driven filter wheel
572 - 630nm / UV032 / Included in instrument purchase
Any printer with appropriate Windows drivers can be attached to the GeneGnome. We recommend a thermal A6 printer such as Sony or Mitsubishi. These USB printers will 'plug and play' with the GeneGnome and require minimal setup. They will print hard copies of blots in under 5 seconds on long life glossy thermal paper to give photographic quality images.
Mitsubishi Digital Thermal Printer
Thermal paper, Matt, 1 roll
Thermal paper, Glossy, 1 roll
IQ / OQ Validation
For validation of GBOX systems. Includes validation kit. Must be ordered at same time as unit to which it refers.
IQOQ - GEL
For validation of GBOX systems. Includes validation kit. Must be ordered at same time as unit to which it refers
PQ - GEL
Image resolution (pixels m)
Effective resolution (pixels m)
Quantum efficiency @ 425nm
Cooling - regulated (degrees)
Lens (motor driven)
Filter wheel (7 position motor driven)
Use with external PC
Extended with motor driven stage
Epi LED white lights
Epi UV 302nm
Epi red LED module
Epi blue LED module
Epi green LED module
Epi red LED module M series for multiplexing
Epi green LED module M series for multiplexing
Epi blue LED module M series for multiplexing
Epi IR LED module
IR multiplexing kit (680-800nm)
Visible light converter 33 x 31cm
White light pad for visible stains (20 x 14cm)
UltraBright LED blue light transilluminator 20 x 16cm
Edge lighting unit 26.5 x 20cm
Max image area (cm)
25.5 x 21
Min image area (cm)
4.5 x 3.8
W x H x D (cm)
57 x 84 x 45
115V - 240V
Jack Gros, Molecular Research Scientist Agrico Research BV, The Netherlands
We breed new potato varieties for use all over the world. In 2013, we installed a G:BOX image analyser because we need to have digital images of gels of our potato DNA fingerprints. This makes it easier for us to trace the origins of varieties and to have an audit trail for each new one we develop. We chose the G:BOX because it can accommodate our oversized gels and easily image them; with other systems we looked at we had to chop our gel into two pieces to image it and then stick the images together, which is too time consuming.
We also like the fact that Syngene has developed the software and hardware for the G:BOX and we can have direct contact with their experts to discuss what we want to do. The support we had from Syngene's team has been very good and we're very happy with our G:BOX system because it has made this part of the task of trying to identify unknown potato varieties much simpler.
Manager Allergens & Authenticity Department, Analytical Testing Company, UK
We test both raw and processed foods and fish using PCR and PCR-RFLP analysis to determine whether they contain other species of fish or meat than the labels state. Because we are running and staining many gels we prefer to use non-toxic SYBR Safe stain so we need a system that can detect DNA stained with this dye at the nanogram level to ensure our tests are sensitive enough. This is why we installed the G:BOX EF in 2008 because it is capable of doing just that.
The G:BOX EF can detect 20ng of SYBR Safe stained DNA to give us the answers we need to help safeguard the public. I have found the G:BOX EF is very easy to work with because the software guides you through everything you need to do. Even when we had a technical problem, the service we received from Syngene was excellent and we were up and running again in no time, which is very important in a quality testing environment.
Dr. Cynthia Lampert Moore, Laboratory Manager Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
We had our GeneGenius upgraded to a G:BOX more than two years ago by Syngene's excellent support team. They were very knowledgeable and were able to talk us through any technical questions we had. The G:BOX is now very heavily used all day, every day for analysing DNA and protein gels and we print over 500 gel images every month. In short, the G:BOX is a gel imaging workhorse that works!
Dr. David Mincher, Reader in Experimental Chemotherapy Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland
We originally installed a GeneGenius system in 1999 and Syngene upgraded this for us to a G:BOX a couple of years ago. This G:BOX is very heavily used and last year we needed another one to cope with the demand. Since our first G:BOX has been very reliable and the support we have had from Syngene has been so fantastic, we had no hesitation in installing a G:BOX chemiluminescence imager as our next system.
Both G:BOX systems are very versatile and we use them in research to image standard DNA gels, gelatin zymograms and autoradiograms and even our final year students find them very easy to use. I would recommend the G:BOX systems to anyone wanting a great image analyser for their molecular biology research.
Mrs Charlotte Jones, Laboratory Manager Institute of Biological Environmental & Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Wales
We work on ways of producing clover that can grow and retain their nutrients in more difficult conditions to maintain pastures of these important crops. To analyse specific genes from the new varieties we breed, we needed to visualise small amounts of DNA and RNA stained with GelRed, a stain that is safer, yet not as sensitive as Ethidium Bromide so we had to have an image analyser that could detect this dye. We had used a Syngene system before, which was very reliable and this is why we reviewed a G:BOX EF alongside other imagers for this application.
We installed our G:BOX EF image analyser in 2009 and have found the system is easy to set up and use and the camera can easily detect the GelRed band images. When we had questions about more advanced procedures on the G:BOX EF system, we found the technical services people at Syngene very easy to talk to and they quickly helped us do everything we wanted to. In short, the G:BOX EF system has proved to be perfect for us to perform safe, sensitive DNA and RNA analysis.
Dr. Krystyna Cwiklinski, Research Associate School of Veterinary Science, The University of Liverpool, UK
We have been using our G:BOX EF since 2009 to routinely detect PCR products derived from parasitic red worms that infect horses. We chose the G:BOX EF because we can use it to visualise DNA stained with SYBR® Safe using blue light, which means it is much safer for us than using toxic stains and UV light.
We easily set up our G:BOX EF straight from the box and so far we have found the system easy to navigate around. Even our students can use the G:BOX EF with minimal supervision. The G:BOX EF can detect small amounts of sometimes low intensity PCR product very well so is ideal for our research.
Dr. Lisa Caproni, Research Scientist Touchlight Genetics, Leatherhead, UK
We are a start-up biotech developing new technology in the fast developing DNA therapeutics field. As a small business we need to work quickly and efficiently and rely on equipment that is simple to operate and delivers what we want with high precision. In this respect, G:BOX EF meets all our needs.
Even though we have only had the G:BOX EF for a very short time, it is now being used to routinely analyse all our DNA and protein gels and its ?point and shoot capability has saved us countless hours. I have worked with several other gel doc systems and I can honestly say the G:BOX EF is one of the best I have used.
Post-doctoral researcher UK University
Our department is involved in many projects which involve seeing how cells react to different protein or chemical inputs by looking at protein expression. To do this, we run a large number of 1D and 2D protein gels so we need an easy to use imaging system. We installed the G:BOX in 2008 and so far the system can do everything we need from excellent visualisation right through to accurate quantification of even complex 2D gels.
The G:BOX is great to work with as you don't need a manual and an hour to get up and running. You can just click to get the G:BOX ready and we like that because the system is heavily used by scientists all analysing different types of gels and blots, which means they can leave it set up for almost anything. Yet you can come along and within minutes you can see what you want and if you do have technical questions, staff at Syngene always respond very quickly, so overall we're really happy with our G:BOX.