Get faster workflows and more reliable quantitation
Maximize your western blot workflow options
Lymphatic antigen tracking in mouse hindpaw
The next generation of laser scanning systems, the Sapphire Biomolecular Imager delivers unmatched flexibility and performance for today’s demanding labs.
With more imaging modalities than any other instrument currently on the market, the Sapphire’s four solid state lasers and patent-pending three-detector system enables an incredibly wide range of applications. And the intuitive, easy-to-use software ensures a smooth acquisition and analysis experience for all users.
|Azure Sapphire Biomolecular Imager™||LI-COR® Odyssey® CLx||Amersham® Typhoon®|
(Similar sensitivity to film)
|Dynamic Range||> 6 logs||4-6 logs||> 5 logs|
LI-COR® and Odyssey® are registered trademarks of LI-COR®. Typhoon® is a registered trademark of GE Healthcare Bioprocess R&D AB. Amersham® is a registered trademark of GE Limited Liability Co.
More Quantitative Fluorescence Imaging
Improve your quantitation with the ability to reliably measure multiple proteins in a single blot, from very weak to very strong bands.
More Sensitivity with Chemiluminescence Imaging
Experience the speed and sensitivity of traditional film with 4-fold greater sensitivity and detection down to femtogram amounts of protein.
More Flexibility with Phosphor Imaging
Step away from the limitations of film-based autoradiography and get the wide dynamic range and high sensitivity of phosphor imaging-based detection.
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
"This is a high quality imager that has a strong value for the usability vs. price. The imager is highly programmable, supporting multiple applications, and returns sensitive and high quality data. The imager has also been reliable, with no errors, breakdowns, or problems. Adding to this, the sales staff, particularly David Grothen, are fantastic. They have worked with us, got us a great deal, and have been very supportive post-purchase. Buy it, you won't be sorry!"
“The Sapphire imager is one of our lab's main work horse instruments. It is used on a daily basis for fluorescent and chemiluminescent imaging of Western blots and plates. The image quality and resolution of the imager are top notch. The ability to image a single blot in multiple wavelengths is a great advantage as it saves precious samples, time and reagents. Customer support has been awesome and I would highly recommend this instrument to anyone looking to add fluorescent scanning to their lab."
“My lab has a Sapphire Imager RGB-NIR with 4 lasers for over a year and a half now. This has been a workhorse for us as we use it for fluorescent gels and western blots regularly. My researchers have been happy with it and I am pretty happy with the imager."
“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. This product is highly recommended for anyone who routinely uses electrophoresis, cell-based, or slide-based analyses with fluorescent or chemiluminescent detection.”
"Sapphire RGBIR is a powerful and quality laser scanner in our laboratory. Its high-performance laser light sources, high-sensitivity detector and 10μm highest resolution gives us high-quality data; Its multiplex fluorescence channels and CCD-based function makes us can develop several methods to verify and get an accurate result. For us, the most important thing of the large precision instrument besides good quality, performance is service. Azure’s good service is better than most of other manufacturers because of the professional regular service about twice a year and the technical support without delay when asked.”
"The scanner is definitly the top model available on the market. It starts up fast, and doesnt need to warm up. The scanning is very sharp and time saving. It also gives a wide range of intensity dynamics. This machine gives us excellent publishing grade results. We recently relocated the machine, and our sales and service care manager Nicole gave us a lot of instruction on transporting and hand on hand calibration. She is very kind and responsible. We are all looking forward to cooperating with her in our coming new lab next year."
|Brochure||Sapphire Biomolecular Imager Brochure||DOWNLOAD|
|Application Note||Phosphor Imaging with the Sapphire Biomolecular Imager||DOWNLOAD|
|Application Note||Detecting Proteins In-Situ with In-Cell Western Blotting||DOWNLOAD|
|Application Note||Increasing Assay Efficiency with Four Color Detection||DOWNLOAD|
Azure Sapphire Video
Mouse Imaging on the Azure Sapphire
Fluorescence Scanning on the Azure Sapphire