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Azure 280


High Performance Gel & Blot Imaging Systems - Azure Biosystems
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High performance gel & blot imaging systems

High performance gel & blot imaging systems

Introducing the new range of image systems for the documentation and analysis of DNA/protein gels and Western blots using UV, visible light, chemiluminescence and visible/infrared fluorescence from Azure Biosystems. With a market-leading range of visualisation capabilities, the Azure Imaging Systems (AIS) enable the replacement of transilluminators, gel imagers and darkrooms with a complete, upgradable imaging system line*, designed to provide the flexibility needed for your applications.

Benefits of using the Azure imaging systemsAzure 600 imaging system
• Next evolution of Western blot imaging systems
• Enhanced camera & optics
• Compact & easy to use
• Streamlined user interface with one-touch workflows
• Fast, sensitive & high-resolution detection
• Focus-free imaging with no positioning required
• UV to IR wavelengths visualised
• AzureSpot analysis software for powerful & streamlined analysis
• Crisp, publication quality images taken
• Upgradeable in situ (Azure 200, 300, 400 & 500)

*Azure 280 is not upgradeable to higher Azure models.

New Azure Q module for 300 & 500 models
Designed for easy total protein normalisation (TPN) the Azure Q module upgrade adds excitation at 524 nm light source and emission 572 nm filter for imaging dyes like AzureRed Protein Stain, Cy3 and similar. Upgrade must be added at the time of purchase.

Azure imaging systems comparison table

AzureSpot software
With enhanced gel and blot image analysis, the AzureSpot software enables:
• simple background subtraction
• automatic lane & band detection even on distorted gels
• simple molecular weight or concentration determination using defined standards & the in-software calibration
• image, report & data export to TIFF, JPEG, PDF or Excel
• Wi-Fi, ethernet & USB data transmission

AzureSpot software processing views


Compatible probes
Probes that are compatible with the Azure imaging systems are found in the table below. This list is not exhaustive, but contains some of the more common dyes, stains and fluors these imaging systems can visualise. The exact list depends on your system configuration.

Azure imaging systems compatible probes

Alexa Fluor® 488 DyLight® 650 Qdot® 565
Alexa Fluor® 546 DyLight® 680 Qdot® 585
Alexa Fluor® 555 DyLight® 755 Qdot® 605
Alexa Fluor® 633 DyLight® 800 Qdot® 655
Alexa Fluor® 647 DyLight® 488 Qdot® 705
Alexa Fluor® 680 ECL Plex™ Qdot® 755
Chemiluninescence Ethidium Bromide Qdot® 525
Coomassie® Blue GelStar® Silver Stain
Coomassie® Fluor Orange IRDye® 680LT SYBR® Gold
Cy®2 IRDye® 680RD SYBR® Safe
Cy®3 IRDye® 700DX SYBR® Green
Cy®5 IRDye® 750 SYBR® Orange
Deep Purple™ IRDye® 800CW SYBR® Red
DyLight® 550 IRDye® 800RS SYBR® Ruby
DyLight® 633 IRDye® 650 SYBR® Tangerine

Material available for download
Azure imaging systems brochure
Imaging in-gel fluorescence & Stain-Free™ gels application note
Stain-Free™ gels for Western blotting: imaging & total protein normalisation application note
Imaging three-color western blots application note
Chemiluminescent & fluorescent Westerns application note
Western blot normalisation

Organise a demonstration
To organise a free demonstration, technical presentation or to find out more, please contact one of our specialists

Alexa Fluor, SYBR and SYPRO are registered trademarks of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Coomassie is a registered trademark of ICI. Cy is a registered trademark and Deep Purple and ECL Plex are trademarks of GE Healthcare Ltd. DyLight and Qdot are registered trademarks of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc and its subsidiaries. GelStar is a registered trademark of FMC Corporation. IRDye is a registered trademark of LI-COR Inc. Stain-Free is a trademark of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc


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