FluorChem systems

Western blot imaging

Your search for the perfect imager ends here. Try the easiest, best-performing Western blot and gel imagers you'll ever need. Want to customize your imager? We've got you covered—our traditional imagers let you choose the camera, lens, and detection options to meet your performance and budget needs. Find out which system is best for you with our FluorChem™ system comparison table. It's got all the details you need on imaging applications, lens options, system specifications and upgrade options for each system.

FluorChem R

FluorChem R

Infrared fluorescence

FluorChem M

FluorChem M

Multiplex fluorescence

FluorChem E

FluorChem E

Chemiluminescence

FluorChem Q

FluorChem Q

Traditional multiplex fluorescence

FluorChem HD2

FluorChem HD2

Traditional sensitive chemiluminescence

FluorChem FC3

FluorChem FC3

Traditional chemiluminescence

How Can FluorChem Help You?

I'm tired of doing multiple exposures with film to get the images I need

With a 5-log dynamic range enabled by the large, high-resolution CCD sensor in FluorChem imagers, you can detect faint bands and bright bands without oversaturating in a single exposure. And you get your data in minutes, with no waste at all.

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My proteins are close in molecular weight, and I need to be able to differentiate between them on a single blot

The 8.3 megapixel CCD cameras in FluorChem imagers ensure that you'll get the best image quality and the resolution you need to do accurate analysis, and differentiate between bands that are close together. The FluorChem Q, M, and R also enable multiplex fluorescent imaging, letting you analyze overalapping proteins in the same blot.

I don't want anything complicated—I just want to see my proteins

Digital Darkroom software makes taking images super simple. Simply load the blot or gel, select a pre-programmed protocol on the touch-screen interface, and hit "Expose." The software automatically calculates and sets exposure and camera settings in order to acquire the best image. Once you have your image, analysis can be done on the spot in a matter of minutes. Digital Darkroom can even be accessed and controlled remotely, so you can review images and do analysis from your desk or even your phone.

We're doing a lot of different applications, and we don't want to have to buy multiple imagers

FluorChem imagers are versatile—the FluorChem R has true multi-mode capabilities, with UV fluorescence, white light, chemiluminescence, visible fluorescence, and infrared fluorescence imaging, all in one compact system. Cover all your application bases with one easy-to-use system.

I need to publish my results—how do I know I can get the quality images I need?

Our imagers have been published in over 20,000 publications worldwide. Our scientific-grade, high-resolution cameras ensure that you get great looking images that are perfect for publication.

I need to do analyses like densitometry and total protein normalization

AlphaView software, which comes with all AlphaImagers and FluorChem imagers, is packed with many advanced analysis features. From molecular weight analysis, lane profiling, and multiplex band analysis to colony counting and total protein normalization, AlphaView has everything you need for simple and complex applications.

FluorChem systems comparison chart
FluorChem System R M E Q HD2 FC3

Application

Infrared Fluorescence          
3-Color Fluorescence      
Protein Gels
DNA Gels
X-ray Film
Colony Counting
Chemiluminescent Blots
Colorimetric Blot Detection

Performance

Resolution 8.3 megapixel 8.3 megapixel 8.3 megapixel 4.19 megapixel 4.19 megapixel 1.45 megapixel
Dynamic Range 65,536 grayscale 65,536 grayscale 65,536 grayscale 65,536 grayscale 65,536 grayscale 65,536 grayscale
Sensitivity
Imaging Speed

System Specifications

Detector (Absolute
and Regulated)
-25 °C cooled CCD -25 °C cooled CCD -25 °C cooled CCD -25 °C cooled CCD -25 °C cooled CCD -30 °C cooled CCD
Standard Optics 50 mm
f/1.4 motorized
fixed lens
50 mm
f/1.4 motorized
fixed lens
50 mm
f/1.4 motorized
fixed lens
50 mm
f/0.95 manual
fixed lens*
50 mm
f/0.95 manual
fixed lens*
20 mm*
f/1.8 manual
fixed lens*
Light Sources
IR Fluorescent LED Epi-Excitation          
RGB Fluorescent LED Epi-Excitation      
365/302 nm UV Transilluminator
Epi White Lights
Trans White Lights
Filter Positions 10 - motorized 10 - motorized 6 - motorized 6 - motorized 5 - motorized 5 - motorized
Emission Filters 5 included:
835/70 nm
710/40 nm
607/36 nm
593/40 nm
537/26 nm
4 included:
710/40 nm
607/36 nm
593/40 nm
537/26 nm
1 included:
590/50 nm
620/40 nm (optional)
537/35 nm (optional)
460/40 nm (optional)
4 included:
537/35 nm
606/62 nm
699/62 nm
595/55 nm
1 included:
595/55 nm
1 included:
595/55 nm
Integrated Computer      
Touch Screen      
Storage 320 GB
hard drive
320 GB
hard drive
320 GB
hard drive
250 GB
hard drive
250 GB
hard drive
250 GB
hard drive
System Software Digital Darkroom Digital Darkroom Digital Darkroom AlphaView
System Software
AlphaView
System Software
AlphaView
System Software
Analysis Software AlphaView
Stand Alone
AlphaView
Stand Alone
AlphaView
Stand Alone
AlphaView
Stand Alone
AlphaView
Stand Alone
AlphaView
Stand Alone
Data Format
(16-bit and 8-bit)
Dimensions
(W x D x H)
12.6 x 24.5 x 24.5 in 12.6 x 24.5 x 24.5 in 12.6 x 24.5 x 24.5 in 20 x 15 x 39.5 in 20 x 15 x 39.5 in 20 x 15 x 39.5 in
Weight 75 lbs 75 lbs 75 lbs 110 lbs 100 lbs 100 lbs
Upgradable  
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