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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 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 western
  • 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
  • MORE



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Overview (PDF)


Find out how much the Sapphire can do for you—fill out the form below to start the conversation.