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cSeries™ Imagers vs. ChemiDoc™ systems:
What you should know

If you’re looking at getting a new imager for blots and gels, our cSeries™ Imagers are a great alternative to ChemiDoc™ imagers from BIO-RAD®. Smaller, more flexible, and delivering better performance at equally affordable prices, cSeries™ Imagers generate reliable, reproducible, and quantitative gel and blot images and are compatible with virtually any protein or DNA stain and most fluorophores.

c280™ ChemiDoc™ XRS+ c600® ChemiDoc™ MP
Resolution 6 MP 4 MP 8 MP 6 MP
Number of standard light sources 4 2 9 7
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Notice the bench-friendly, space-saving footprint of our cSeries™ Imagers

 
     
Footprint of the c280™ Imager vs the ChemiDoc™ XRS+ (dotted line)   Footprint of the c600® Imager vs. the ChemiDoc™ MP (dotted line)

What can cSeries™ instruments do?

All cSeries™ instruments offer:

  • Focus-free imaging, no-positioning necessary
  • One-touch workflows—select your application and the instrument chooses the appropriate light source and filters
  • AzureSpot™ Analysis Software for powerful and streamlined quantitative analysis

Select instruments offer:

  • Chemiluminescent detection that’s just as sensitive as film, but easier and more quantitative
  • Two NIR lasers (660 nm and 785 nm) that keep signal high and background low
  • Efficient multiplex detection with three visible fluorescence channels and/or two NIR fluorescence channels
c600® | The All-around Application Ace
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c500® | The Ultimate IR Imaging System
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c400® | The Visible Fluorescence Virtuoso
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c300® | The Darkroom Eliminator
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c280™ | The Individual Lab Imager
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c200® | The Gel Imaging Workhorse
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c150® | The Effortless Gel Imager
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ChemiDoc™ is a trademark of and BIO-RAD® is a registered trademark of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. No endorsement is implied by the use of these marks. cSeries™, c150™ and c280™ are trademarks of, and c300®, c400®, c500®, c600® are registered trademarks of Azure Biosystems, Inc. All rights reserved.


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Reviews of the c400® Imager from SelectScience

“Our Azure c400 has proven to be extremely user friendly and an essential addition to our work-flow. Azure has developed an intuitive interface for the platform which is easy to navigate without limiting flexibility and features prior to image acquisition. And the auto exposure function provides good estimate of exposure time for the majority of our applications. The combination of a state of the art instrument, excellent post-sales support, and a responsive development team (integration of user recommended functions into the software) have made us loyal supporters of Azure.”

—Kent Grindstaff, Cohbar, Inc

 
 
“The Azure c400 has proven to be a wonderful purchase. When our older imager broke down, we were worried about finding a replacement as there were so many different companies and products to review. What first set this company apart was the customer service that Azure biosystems provides. Danny, our product specialist, was extremely easy to communicate with, engaging, and answered all of our questions — we were confident in his expertise. He was diligent about finding the best imaging system that our department required. When looking at the imager, we were impressed. It is incredibly user friendly, which was a priority for us. Many different labs would be using this, and it doesn’t require much training. Since our purchase several months ago, we have been very satisfied with the quality of images, the thorough analysis software, and the continued customer service. We strongly recommend any series of the imaging system, as well as the company.”

—Rachel Knopp, University of Illinois at Chicago