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Compare the Azure Imagers: Which Imager is Right for You?

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.

*Only 200, 300, 400, and 500 models are field-upgradable. Excludes Azure 280.

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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 Analysis Software
  • Optional 21 CFR Part 11 software and IQOQ Procedures

 

600® | The All-around Application Ace
NIRNIR
RGB RGB
Chemi Chemi
Blue Light
Blue Light
Color Imaging Color Imaging
UV Light Ultraviolet
500® | The Ultimate IR Imaging System
NIRNIR
ChemiChemi
Blue LightBlue Light
Color Imaging Color Imaging
UV Light Ultraviolet
Upgradeable Upgradeable
400® | The Visible Fluorescence Virtuoso
RGB RGB
Chemi Chemi
Blue LightBlue Light
Color Imaging Color Imaging
UV Light Ultraviolet
Upgradeable Upgradeable
300® | The Darkroom Eliminator
Chemi Chemi
Blue LightBlue Light
Color Imaging Color Imaging
UV Light Ultraviolet
Upgradeable Upgradeable
280™ | The Individual Lab Imager
Chemi Chemi
Blue LightBlue Light
Color Imaging Color Imaging
UV Light Ultraviolet
200® | The Gel Imaging Workhorse
Blue LightBlue Light
Color Imaging Color Imaging
UV Light Ultraviolet
Upgradeable Upgradeable

 

What Can You See With Our imagers?

Image Western Blots, gels, Petri dishes, tissue sections, small animal models, plants, and MORE!

In-gel Fluorescence with GFP and TAMRA

Western Blot with Cy3 and Cy5 dyes

Escherichia coli plate

Chemiluminescent Western Blot

Mouse Brain Sections

Subcutaneous RFP-expressing tumor in mouse

GFP Expressing Arabidopsis thaliana

Resources

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Models

200 | 280 | 300 | 400 | 500 | 600

 

Related Products

Reagents and Blotting Accessories
Imager Accessories
AzureSpot Analysis software
Sapphire Biomolecular Imager

 

Upgrading

Select Azure models (200, 300, 400, and 500) can be upgraded in the field to expand capabilities and increase what you can accomplish. Learn more about the upgrade process by contacting us.

 

Applications

Document and/or quantitatively analyze:

Multiplex Fluorescence:
Fluorescent Western Blot
Fluorescent proteins
Alexa Fluor Dyes
Cyanine Dyes
IRDye
DyLight
GFP, YFP. RFP
mCherry

Chemiluminescent Western Blots:
Azure Radiance
SuperSignal
Clarity
Pierce ECL substrate

Nucleic Acid gels with dyes:
Agarose gels
Ethidium Bromide (EtBr)
SYBR® “Safe dyes”

Protein gels with dyes:
Polyacrylamide gels (PAA)
PAGE gels
Native gels
2D gels
Densitometry
Coomassie Blue
Silver Stain
SYPRO Red, Orange, Tangerine

Protein gels with UV-activated tags
Stain-Free gels

Petri dishes:
Bacterial plates
Fungus plates (Yeast, fungi)

In Vivo Imaging:
Small animal imaging
Reporter of gene expression

and MORE!