WESTBURY, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2010 — Measuring 29.2 × 35.6 × 5.7 cm, Spectronics Corp.’s Slimline series ultraviolet transilluminators save space in crowded research laboratories. The devices deliver a typical peak 312-nm intensity of 9000 µW/cm2 at the filter surface and are suitable for visualization and photodocumentation of mini gels. A diffusing screen ensures good light distribution and eliminates confusing light striations caused by the contours of the tubes. The company says that the LongLife filter glass inhibits solarization up to 50 times longer than ordinary filters, extending filter life and providing greater brightness during its longer life span. The transilluminators have a hinged UV-blocking cover that protects users from UV radiation and shields the glass filter from damage caused by objects dropping on it. They ensure minimal photobleaching, photonicking and photodimerization because they eliminate transmission of harmful 254-nm radiation. Samples last much longer, so analysis is faster and easier.