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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 Imagers

FluorChem R – Infrared Fluorescence Western Blot Imager

FluorChem R

Infrared fluorescence

Fluor Chem M – Multiplex Fluorescence Western Blot Imager

FluorChem M

Multiplex fluorescence

FluorChem System

R

M

E

Application

Infrared Fluorescence

Yes

No

No

3-Color Fluorescence

Yes

Yes

No

Protein Gels

Yes

Yes

Yes

DNA Gels

Yes

Yes

Yes

X-ray Film

Yes

Yes

Yes

Colony Counting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chemiluminescent
Blots

Yes

Yes

Yes

Colorimetric Blot
Detection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Performance

Resolution

8.3 megapixel

8.3 megapixel

8.3 megapixel

Dynamic Range

65,536 grayscale

65,536 grayscale

65,536 grayscale

Sensitivity

5 stars

5 stars

5 stars

Imaging Speed

5 stars

5 stars

5 stars

System Specifications

Detector (Absolute and Regulated)

-30 °C cooled CCD

-30 °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

Light Sources

IR Fluorescent LED Epi-Excitation

Yes

No

No

RGB Fluorescent LED Epi-Excitation

Yes

Yes

No

365/302 nm UV Transilluminator

Yes

Yes

Yes

Epi White Lights

Yes

Yes

Yes

Trans White Lights

Yes

Yes

Yes

Filter Positions

10 - motorized

10 - motorized

6 - 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)

Integrated Computer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touch Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Storage

480 GB hard drive

480 GB hard drive

480 GB hard drive

System Software

Digital Darkroom

Digital Darkroom

Digital Darkroom

Analysis Software

AlphaView
Stand Alone

AlphaView
Stand Alone

AlphaView
Stand Alone

Data Format
(16-bit and 8-bit)

Yes

Yes

Yes

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

Weight

75 lbs

75 lbs

75 lbs

Upgradable

No

Yes

Yes

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