One Instrument, A Wealth of Capabilities
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.
- Improved multiplex fluorescent detection (near IR and visible)
- Chemiluminescent imaging, surpassing film
- Higher sensitivity for lower limits of detection (femtograms)
- Broad linear dynamic range for accurate quantitation
- Ease-of-use with intuitive control software
|Sapphire™||LI-COR® Odyssey® CLx||Amersham® Typhoon®||LI-COR® Odyssey® M||LI-COR® Odyssey® DLX|
|Visible Fluorescence||488nm and 520nm only – no option for 658nm|
|Chemiluminescence (Similar sensitivity to film)|
|Focal Plane Adjustment (Z-stacking)|
|Resolution||10µm||21µm||10µm||5, 10, 20, 50, or 100um||21-337um|
|Dynamic Range||> 6 logs||4-6 logs||> 5 logs||>6 logs||4-6 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