Azure Sapphire™ vs. Amersham® Typhoon®

Azure Sapphire is ahead of competitors like Amersham Typhoon because it is backed by the most innovative technology on the market. The Sapphire does MORE (and does it better). Skip the ‘scope and improve your gel and blot workflows in the process!

  • NIR Fluorescence
  • Visible Fluorescence
  • Chemiluminescence
  • Phosphor imaging
Azure Sapphire Biomolecular Imager

the leader in laser scanning

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Thinking about buying a new laser scanning imager for your lab?

Why NOW is THE RIGHT TIME TO MAKE THE CHANGE

Azure Sapphire Biomolecular Imager

It’s time to consider a new idea, an innovative system with proven results! Instead of taking the easy path, make the switch to Sapphire. The Azure Sapphire delivers more than the Typhoon, offering:

NIR Fluorescence

Fluorescence Detectors: APD + PMT​

Visible Fluorescence

Phosphor Imaging

Chemiluminescence

Automatic Z-plane Imaging Tool

Fluorescence imaging area: 25 x 25 cm

Laser diode lifespan: 40,000 hours

Resolution: 10-1000 µm

Non-proprietary Image Formats

Dynamic Range: > 6 logs

What Your Peers are Saying

"The Sapphire is highly recommended for anyone who routinely uses electrophoresis, cell-based, or slide-based analyses with fluorescent or chemiluminescent detection."

Sharyn Rossi

We purchased the Sapphire Imager to replace our obsolete Typhoon Scanner and could not be happier with the performance and ease of use. Equipped with multiple lasers, it is possible to probe for many proteins at high resolution and with great sensitivity. We primarily use the system for western blotting and fluorescent slide scanning and have had clear, publishable results. The software is easy to use and has many practical features. Customer service is amazing – they are always available, informative, and as scientists, they assist with troubleshooting experimental design and optimizing results. 

It’s Time to Take Control of your applications

Our dedicated Applications Scientists are ready to answer your questions and provide best practices.

Two Scientists Looking at Paper

READY TO Improve your gel and blot workflows?

The Azure Sapphire Biomolecular Imager 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.

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 a new piece of 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.

More than NIR Fluorescence

Sapphire delivers the power to capture more types of data at higher performance levels than the Typhoon while staying within the same budgetary constraints!

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 above 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.

Sapphire Applications

2D-DGEFLUORESCENT PROTEIN NATIVE GELREPORTER GENE ASSAYQUANTITATIVE WESTERN BLOTNUCLEIC ACID GEL DOCUMENTATIONELISAIN-GEL WESTERNPROTEIN GEL DOCUMENTATIONPROTEIN ARRAYIN-CELL WESTERNDENSITOMETRYCHEMILUMINESCENT ARRAYQUANTITATIVE WESTERN BLOTELECTROPHORETIC MOBILITY ASSAYCHEMILUMINESCENT WESTERN BLOTIN-CELL WESTERNPHOSPHOR IMAGINGTISSUE SECTION IMAGING

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.

Need more reasons to make the change?

  • Phosphor imaging
  • Compatible with all 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
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  • 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
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Find out what the hype is about.

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