Azure Imagers vs.
Bio-rad ChemiDoc™

Looking at a new imager for blots and gels?

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  • A better imager for your quantitative studies
  • A better fit for your lab
  • A better value for your budget
  • Compatible with most protein or DNA stain and fluorophores.

The sensitivity you need

Find out what the hype is about

The Best Imager for Western Blotting on the Market

Azure Imaging Systems are smaller, more flexible, and deliver better performance at equally affordable prices. Azure Imagers are able to generate reliable, reproducible, and quantitative gel and blot images.

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  • Focus-free imaging, no-positioning necessary
  • One-touch workflows—select your application and the instrument chooses the appropriate light source and filters
  • AzureSpot Pro Analysis Software for powerful and streamlined quantitative analysis
  • Chemiluminescent detection that’s just as sensitive as film, but easier and more quantitative
  • Option to add two NIR lasers (660 nm and 785 nm) that keep signal high and background low
  • Select systems can do efficient multiplex detection with three visible fluorescence channels and/or two NIR fluorescence channels
  • An optional Q-module that adds the capability to perform total protein normalization using AzureRed Total Protein Stain
The Azure 600 Western blotting imaging system has sensitive detection, intuitive software. Great for our NIR, fluorescence and chemiluminescent Western blot detection. Multiplexing works great! Also a superior system to document our nucleic acid gels. The whole department appreciates them (we have two).
Recently bought this imager after having tested Biorad, ProteinSimple, Multiple GE machines and UVP. I was looking for the imager that gave us the best image quality for our Western blots, the price was not a question. I can confidently say that this imager gave us the highest image quality and had the most functionality, on top of being one of the more affordable imagers. I am very happy with this machine and would definitely recommend it.

Key Features

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Bench-friendly, Space-saving Footprint

Superior performance in a smaller package

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.

Footprint of the Azure 280™ Imager vs the ChemiDoc™ XRS+ (dotted line)
Footprint of the Azure 600® Imager vs. the ChemiDoc™ MP (dotted line)

Applications

Which Azure Imager is Right for You?

600® | The All-around Application Ace
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500® | The Ultimate IR Imaging System
NIR

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Ultraviolet
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400® | The Visible Fluorescence Virtuoso
RGB
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Ultraviolet
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300® | The Darkroom Eliminator
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Ultraviolet
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280™ | The Individual Lab Imager
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200® | The Gel Imaging Workhorse
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Explore Azure Imagers

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Scientists are Raving about Azure Imagers

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Documents

Document TypeDescription
BrochureAzure Imager BrochureDOWNLOAD
BrochureAzure Imaging Systems Model ConfigurationsDOWNLOAD

Need more reasons to choose Azure Imagers?

NIR

  • Two Near-Infrared Fluorescence channels (laser excitation at 685nm and 784nm) for the most sensitive Western Blot quantitation. Multiplex detection of two targets in the same position.

ELC

  • Chemiluminescence detection that surpasses X-ray film detection in sensitivity and dynamic range. True color molecular weight marker detection.

RGB

  • Three Visible Fluorescence channels (LED excitation in RGB) for ample flexibility in fluorochrome detection. Normalization of Near-Infrared WB against HKP or TPS with TotalStain Q, detection of visible fluorescent biomolecules and dyes in WB, gels, Petri dishes, TLC, etc.

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  • Photo-documentation of gels, translucent and opaque samples. Fluorescence of dyes with UV and Blue excitation, densitometry, true color imaging

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