“Azure C200 has great performance in order to visualize your gel. The system has built in L.E.D. lights and separated U.V. light to get the perfect image. The system also has a built in L.C.D. tablet and the software where you can retrieve your gel data. Also the system can be connected to the separate PC for the software analysis. The system gives you quick visualization of gel and reading in less than 5 seconds. you can adjust the light in order to get a perfect view. With the experience of more than 2 years on Azure C200, I strongly recommend this unit for diagnostic and research purpose.”
Molecular Section Head,
Dow Diagnostics FZ LLC, Dubai, UAE
“I have used other Western blot imaging systems but they were too slow and complicated. The Azure c600 makes it easy to see my data quickly.
I use Femto grade ECL for hard-to-detect targets like low abundance proteins or targets with weakly binding antibodies. This used to give me problems with X-ray films that were full of dark spots or sometimes even turning completely dark. That never happens any more. The Azure c600 gives me very clean and nice looking results.
The system is fast and easy to use. I load the membrane on the tray and choose my imaging method with the touch of a button. I specially like how it records multiple cumulative images, so I never need to re-expose the membrane.”
Scientist, Discovery Biology
“Before purchasing the Azure c600 we imaged our blots on a Typhoon 9410 fluorescence scanner from GE Healthcare.
We evaluated both the Odyssey CLx from Li-Cor and the Azure Biosystems c600. The Li-Cor and the Azure systems yielded similar results with both having identical limits of IR-based detection. On the other hand, the Azure c600 was more flexible (chemi, visible and infrared capabilities), and therefore had more to offer.
Three features that I appreciate about the c600 are i) the user-friendly graphical interface, ii) the quick and adjustable acquisition times and iii) the custom acquisition mode which allows one to detect information from multiple chemistries and then present the resulting merged image!”
Graduate Student, Chemical Biology
University of Michigan
“We pursued digital imaging because we were looking for a way to save time by skipping the dark room and having to scan film. We considered two other imagers that are on the market. We chose the Azure c300 system for the best cost, great-looking images while using the demo, large work area to accommodate larger western blots, and most importantly, ease of use. One person in the lab was resistant to switching to digital imaging at first, but has since come around because of the convenience, ease of use, and images that are equal to or better than film. None of us have had to use the dark room in over a year.
Considering how much we initially liked the machine, I was a little nervous about going with a product and company that were so new to the market. The sales and technical support have always been great and we are very satisfied.”
Senior Research Technologist
Academic research institution
“We purchased the Azure imaging system to replace our previous digital imager (a Fluorchem Q) when it broke beyond repair. We chose the Azure system for several reasons. First, the machine itself was simple to use and had a small footprint, which is very important for our cramped bench space. Second, we were able to demo the machine. You cannot appreciate how easy-to-use a piece of equipment is until you have it in your hands without the field rep there to guide you. Third, Azure will send field reps to service the instrument. We chose Azure over Protein Simple because Protein Simple would not do this. Quality customer service is important for us because our lab is small and we are all very busy and unable to spend hours troubleshooting.
The Azure instrument has been great. We are currently using it for chemiluminescence and UV imaging. It is easy to use for these applications and we have obtained high-quality images. The cumulative capture feature for chemiluminescence in particular is a very useful feature for my work.”