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The Sapphire Biomolecular Imager
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IMAGING MODALITIES:
fluorescence
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The Sapphire Biomolecular Imager
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IMAGING MODALITIES:
chemiluminescence
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The Sapphire Biomolecular Imager
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IMAGING MODALITIES:
phosphor imaging
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The Sapphire Biomolecular Imager
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PERFORMANCE:
resolution
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The Sapphire Biomolecular Imager
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PERFORMANCE:
sensitivity
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The Sapphire Biomolecular Imager
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PERFORMANCE:
wide dynamic range
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The Sapphire Biomolecular Imager
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APPLICATIONS:
chemiluminescent western blot
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APPLICATIONS:
2D-DIGE
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APPLICATIONS:
phosphor imaging
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One Instrument. Multiple Capabilities. Countless Applications.

When data integrity and reproducibility matter, it’s critical that the instruments that generate your data are reliable. But doing the research to find a new piece of equipment and ensuring that it meets your lab’s needs for quality and capabilities can be time-consuming, and is probably not the type of research you had in mind when you became a scientist.

The highly capable, multi-functional Azure Sapphire™ Biomolecular Imager is here to simplify your search and save you time. Instead of looking for multiple instruments to document and quantify visual data, such as bulky camera and lightbox setups, film cassettes and developers, and separate gel and western blot documentation systems, all these capabilities and more can be done with a single bench-top instrument.

With the ability to acquire and analyze RGB and NIR fluorescence, chemiluminescence at the same sensitivity as film, and data from phosphor image screens, the Sapphire gives you the ability to do so much with a single instrument.

Below are just a few of the things you can do with a Sapphire. You can also see data for many of these applications by downloading the Sapphire Applications Overview guide. And if you have any questions about whether or not the Sapphire is right for your application or want to set up a demo, fill out the form on the right to start the conversation.

  • Quantitative Western blotting
  • NIR Western blotting
  • Chemiluminescence
  • Protein gel documentation
  • DNA gel documentation
  • In-gel imaging/in-gel Westerns
  • Protein array imaging
  • EMSA
  • 2D-DIGE
  • Reporter gene assays
  • Tissue imaging/Tissue section imaging
  • Small model organism imaging
  • phosphor imaging
  • In-cell/on-cell ELISA
  • 2D DNA gels
  • Densitometry
  • MORE

Scientists are Raving about Sapphire

Main work horse instrument

— Tim Jensen Research Analyst, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
“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."

Great value, powerful, flexible, reliable. Buy it!

— John Streicher, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, University of Arizona
"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!"

Use it for fluorescent gels and western blots regularly

— Allen P. Liu, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
“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."

Replaced our obsolete typhoon scanner

​— Sharyn Rossi, National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging
“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.”

Technical support without delay when asked

— Minhua Dou Huzhou, Nutrition and Health Industry Innovation Center, CAS
"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.”

Excellent scanning results, perfect service team.

— Peter Cheung, Hong Kong University
"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."

Videos

Azure Sapphire Video

Mouse Imaging on the Azure Sapphire

Fluorescence Scanning on the Azure Sapphire

Documents

Document TypeDescription
BrochureThe Azure Q ModuleDOWNLOAD
BrochureSapphire Applications OverviewDOWNLOAD
BrochureSapphire Biomolecular ImagerDOWNLOAD

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