UV Long Wavelength Transilluminator

The UVP UV long wavelength transilluminator is taken care of by the MBB Manager, Laboratory Operations. 

CAUTION: The transilluminator is contaminated with ethidium bromide. Always wear gloves when in contact with the transilluminator. Remove your gloves before turning the light switch to the room on/off, before touching the log book, and before touching the room door handle. Take all ethidium bromide contaminated waste with you when exiting the room and dispose of in your lab in an ethidium bromide contaminated waste receptacle. 

WARNING: The transilluminator is a source of powerful UV radiation which will cause damage to unprotected eyes and skin. Always wear UV blocking glasses and face shield when using the transilluminator. Avoid having exposed skin when the UV light is on.

The UVP long wavelength transilluminator provides uniform and intense UV radiation/light to allow back-illumination of transparent fluorescent materials such as agarose gels containing double-stranded nucleic acids stained with ethidium bromide.


  • 360 nm wavelength (UV-A).
  • No lamp flicker.


No Booking Required


MBB Department

Training must be obtained from the MBB Manager, Laboratory Operations.


Manager, Laboratory Operations

 (778) 782-4318
E-mail: deidre@sfu.ca