Imager Comparison

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Choose the configuration that supports today’s studies, while maintaining the option to upgrade later on

Upgrades available for chemiluminescence, NIR fluorescence and RGB fluorescence.

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Imagers for Every Experiment

Packing high performance and flexible imaging capabilities into a small, bench-friendly footprint, Azure Biosystems’s Imagers are workhorse systems ready to meet your lab’s needs now and into the future. Choose the configuration that supports today’s studies and budget and have the option to upgrade later* as your needs change.

Azure Imagers—proof that quality can be affordable.

Azure 600

Azure 500

Azure 400

Azure 300

Azure 280

Azure 200

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Upgrades available for chemiluminescence, RGB, fluorescence, and NIR fluorescence

Select Capabilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ECL: Chemiluminescence detection that surpasses X-ray film detection in sensitivity and dynamic range. True color molecular weight marker detection.
  • DOC: Photo-documentation of gels, translucent and opaque samples. Fluorescence of dyes with UV and Blue excitation, densitometry, true color imaging
All systems come with:
  • Intuitive Capture Software with One-touch workflows controlled by a wide touchscreen running Microsoft Windows 10
  • Preset protocols of typical detections for each Azure Imaging System model. Select your application and the instrument chooses the appropriate auto-image settings: light source and filter, lens aperture, focus, and resolution. Manually image option available
  • Custom protocol capabilities to combine any light source and filter, selection of image overlay, lens aperture, exposure time, focus, distance to the camera, and resolution *
  • Full range of photo-documentation capabilities
  • Focus-free imaging
  • AzureSpot Pro Analysis Software (option to add software available)
  • Optional 21 CFR Part 11 software and IQOQ Procedures

What Can You See with Our Imagers?

Western Blots, Gels, Petri dishes, Tissue sections, Small animal models, Plants, and MORE!
In-gel Fluorescence with GFP and TAMRA
In-gel fluorescence with GFP TAMRA
In-gel Fluorescence with GFP and TAMRA
Western blot with Cy3 and Cy5
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Escherichia coli plate
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chemiluminescent western blot

Mouse Brain Sections

Mouse brain sections imaged
Subcutaneous RFP-expressing tumor in mouse
Subcutaneous RFP-expressing tumor in mouse
GFP Expressing Arabidopsis thaliana
GFP Expressing Arabidopsis thaliana

Applications

The ability to do multiple applications with one imager

What Scientists are Saying

Whole department appreciates them

— John Daum, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
"The Azure 600 Western blotting imaging system. 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)."

Exactly what we needed

— Fadi Bou-Abdallah, SUNY Postdam
"One year ago (August 2021), we purchased an Azure 280 imaging system (AZ1280) from Azure biosystems. We wanted a low-cost yet high-performance and quantitative Western Blot imaging system, and Azure 280 was exactly what we needed. The Azure 280 is easy to use and has identical capabilities as the Azure 300, but it is just not upgradeable. However, we were offered the option to upgrade in the future (if we wanted to) by trade-in. Nathan Hemendinger, the director of Eastern North America at Azure Biosystems was courteous and very accommodating. He even offered us a free one-year extended warranty."

Wonderful instrument! Terrific value and customer support!

​—John Flanagan, Civetta Therapeutics​
“We’ve been very pleased with the Azure 600 Gel Imaging System. The quality and limit of detection for both the chemiluminescence and near-IR images is outstanding. Image acquisition is straightforward and user-friendly. The after-sales support is top notch – as there have been additional software upgrades and peripheral devices that were rolled-out post purchase. We’ve been happy with the new features. Our main contact at Azure (Vic Gagne) has been amazing. What sets this system apart from some of the bigger vendors is the ease-of-use and the personalized customer support. If your lab or core facility is looking for an imaging system, I highly recommend the Azure 600 Gel Imaging System.“

I love it and have been incredibly happy with the machine and Azure as a company​

— Matthew Buccili, PEEL Therapeutics​
“The c600 has been an essential workhorse in the lab since the day we bought it. With countless westerns and more than a fair share of nucleotide gels being imaged and analyzed using it. I greatly appreciate being able to switch quickly between applications and methods, as well as not needing proprietary software to view my data. It’s been given 4/5 stars for ease of use only because you need to know how to ask the software what you want it to show you, which can be a bit of a learning curve. Once you understand the software though you can dial in your settings much more easily than with other machines I’ve used. It also offers a more push and capture option when you’re expecting a strong response and just want to capture an image. I’ve been very happy with how their program balances weak signals and stronger signals since I’m often using the same blot for 7-10 proteins. With aftercare, Azure has been fantastic! They check in to make sure everything is going well, and to see if they can help with anything more just enough that it’s not intrusive but often enough that you don’t worry that they forgot about you.“

Great machine!

— Alex Chan, USC Keck
“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.”

Citations

Azure Biosystems has been published in over 2,000 publications worldwide. Our high-resolution CCD cameras are the reason behind reproducible data and publication-ready images.

Documents

Document TypeDescription
BrochureAzure Imaging Systems BrochureDOWNLOAD
BrochureAIS Model ConfigurationsDOWNLOAD

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