Azure Sapphire™ vs. Amersham® Typhoon®

Sapphire does MORE (and does It Better!)
  • NIR Fluorescence
  • Visible Fluorescence
  • Chemiluminescence

It’s Time to Make the Change to Sapphire

As scientists, we like to pride ourselves on objectively evaluating data before coming to any conclusions, and staying open to new ideas if they are better supported by new information. Purchasing lab equipment should be no different, especially when it comes to instruments that we entrust to make measurements and record data for our critical studies.

If you’re thinking about buying a new laser scanning imager for your lab, instead of taking the easy path and staying with your current vendor, look at the data in Table 1 and consider a new idea, a new system with proven results.

Sapphire™Amersham® Typhoon®
NIR Fluorescence
Visible Fluorescence
Phosphor Imaging
Software-controlled, fine z-axis
Ability to switch between
sequential and simultaneous scanning
True chemiluminescence imaging
using a CCD with the same sensitivity as film
Resolution10µm10µm
Dynamic Range> 6 logs> 5 logs
Price$$$

Amersham Typhoon™ is a registered trademark of Cytiva. No endorsement is implied by the use of these marks. All rights reserved. The Azure Biosystems logo, Azure Biosystems™ and Sapphire™ are trademarks of Azure Biosystems, Inc.

With the ability to do more than just NIR fluorescence, the Sapphire Biomolecular Imager delivers the power to capture more types of data at higher performance levels than the Typhoon, while staying within the same budgetary constraints.

The result is a system that has the flexibility to meet your imaging needs now, and then continue to meet your needs as your research grows and changes in the future.

If you’re ready to see what more really means when it comes to a laser scanning imager for your lab, fill out the form below to get more information or set up a virtual demo. Azure’s highly trained staff of Technical Product Specialists, Field Applications Scientists and Applications Scientists are dedicated to training and guiding customers in instrument use and application best practices based on publication standards.

More reasons to choose Sapphire:
  • Compatible with third party dyes
  • >6 log dynamic range in a single acquisition without the use of image or data manipulating algorithms, so your raw data is truly raw
  • Complete control of the z-axis and focal plane from 0mm to 4mm at 0.01mm increments for more precise focus and signal to noise ratios
  • Multiplex fluorescence scanning of both visible and NIR wavelengths, phosphor imaging, and true chemiluminescence imaging
  • Chemiluminescent imaging that surpasses film
  • Higher sensitivity for lower limits of detection (femtograms)
  • Broad linear dynamic range for accurate quantitation
  • Ease of use with intuitive control software

Supported Applications

2D-DGE • FLUORESCENT PROTEIN NATIVE GEL • REPORTER GENE ASSAY • QUANTITATIVE WESTERN BLOT • NUCLEIC ACID GEL DOCUMENTATION • ELISA • IN-GEL WESTERN • PROTEIN GEL DOCUMENTATION • PROTEIN ARRAY • IN-CELL OR ON-CELL ELISA • DENSITOMETRY • CHEMILUMINESCENT ARRAY • QUANTITATIVE WESTERN BLOT • ELECTROPHORETIC MOBILITY ASSAY • CHEMILUMINESCENT WESTERN BLOT • IN-CELL WESTERNS • PHOSPHOR IMAGING • TISSUE SECTION IMAGING

Literature

Document TypeDescription
BrochureSapphire Biomolecular ImagerDOWNLOAD
Application NotePhosphor Imaging with the Sapphire Biomolecular ImagerDOWNLOAD
Application NoteDetecting Proteins In-Situ with In-Cell Western BlottingDOWNLOAD
Application NoteIncreasing Assay Efficiency with Four Color DetectionDOWNLOAD

Videos

pERK Detection via ICW Video

Azure Sapphire Video

See how often you can skip the ‘scope and improve your gel and blot workflows as well! Set up a free virtual Sapphire demo or learn more by filling out the form below.

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