ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System (170-8280)

Manufacturer Bio-Rad
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Average Rating: 4.0
11 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


Multi-capable imaging instrument in one simple package.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area: Nucleic acid, small molecule, and protein analysis by colorimetric, chemiluminescence, and fluoresce

"This instrument is highly versatile with the capability of single-channel or multiplex imaging DNA/RNA gels, PAGE, western blots, and more. The setup was simple and the software is easy to learn and use."

Review date: 08 Mar 2016 | ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System (170-8280)
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: McMaster University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great instrument. A must for any lab.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Gel/Blot imager + software

"Best gel imager I have ever used. Just put in the blot, center, select dimensions, and choose whether you want auto or manual exposure. Get beautiful crisp pictures. Very easy to use the software to analyze the bands - simply work from top to bottom of the menu - can use it even without any formal training. Hasn't broken down at all despite repeated use."

Review date: 18 Dec 2015 | ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System (170-8280)
  • Status:

    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: SUNY at Buffalo



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Easy to use but bad sensitivity
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Western imager

"Easy to use and quantify but not great for detecting low abundance proteins."

Review date: 17 Nov 2015 | ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System (170-8280)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: MPI



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:for western blots

"I like this imager because it's easy to handle. I have good results with my western blots. "

Review date: 26 May 2015 | ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System (170-8280)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: National Cancer Institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Western blot and protein gel documentation

"We would be lining up to use this gel imager, but it works fast enough that no one needs to wait. The Chemidoc imager's software is pretty intuitive, so there is no search for arcane commands. Most functions are programmed, including the best one- taking pictures of unstained (Protean) gels. Pictures are clear, and we generally only need to take one photo per gel. We love this system. It is pricey, but we are saving some money on gels and stains."

Review date: 24 Oct 2014 | ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System (170-8280)


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: CRCHUM Hopital Notre Dame



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Western Blotting

"This system is really easy to use and avoids wasting time in the dark room. But you're not really able to choose your exposure time, for example if you want to over-expose your blot."

Review date: 03 Dec 2012 | ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System (170-8280)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: University of Manitoba



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Gene and Protein Expression

"This machine is very easy to use. The software is good and intuitive. However, I found the after sales service to be inadequate, after I requested a replacement part that took 2 months to receive."

Review date: 26 Nov 2012 | ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System (170-8280)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: Prairie View A&m University



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Rating: 2.7

  • Application Area:Western Blot Analysis

"Sales service is excellent but, in my experience, the system does break down and a call to service is required. Can be used for a variety of molecules, DNA, RNA and protein but changing settings can be cumbersome. I would not recommend it for multiple users."

Review date: 06 Jun 2012 | ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System (170-8280)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: UCLA



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"Easy to use, all lab members satisfied with this product. Best equipment for Western Blot."

Review date: 04 Jan 2012 | ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System (170-8280)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: UT Southwestern Medical



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"Great imaging system for UV and westerns. It's broken a couple of times in the 3 years we've had it but when it works, it works well."

Review date: 15 Jul 2011 | ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System (170-8280)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"A good machine, however it is liable to break down."

Review date: 08 Jul 2011 | ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System (170-8280)
The ChemiDoc MP system is a full-feature instrument for gel or western blot imaging.

It is designed to address multiplex fluorescent western blotting, chemiluminescence detection, and general gel documentation applications. Its features are based on CCD high-resolution, high-sensitivity detection technology, and modular options to accommodate a wide range of samples and support multiple detection methods.

The system is controlled by Image Lab™ software to optimize performance for fast, integrated, and automated image capture and analysis of various samples.


Features and Benefits:

  • Multiple imaging capabilities — the ChemiDoc MP imager can accommodate a variety of sample types and detection methods including multiplex fluorescent western blotting. It is the perfect imager to accompany your protein and DNA electrophoresis runs as well as your western blotting experiments. It delivers quantitative, reproducible results for fluorescence, chemiluminescence, and colorimetric detection
  • Stain-free technology — UV-induced fluorescence labeling of proteins in the stain-free gels allows a 2 hr Coomassie gel-staining protocol to be condensed into a 5 min stain-and-image step. Stain-free gels are western blot compatible — using the V3 Western Workflow™, check your electrophoresis results and blot transfer quality prior to western blotting
  • High-sensitivity blot detection — the ChemiDoc MP imaging system offers advanced detection technology that determines optimal exposure, even for faint or intense samples. Superior sensitivity is achieved for chemiluminescence and multiplex fluorescence detection and for colorimetric gel and blot documentation
  • Superior Image Quality — Exceptional dynamic range enables visualization of faint and intense bands on same blot or gel. Images are always in focus at any zoom level to ensure publication-ready images in seconds.
  • Ease of Use — precalibrated system provides the precise focus for any zoom setting or sample height; automated hands-free operation ensures consistent, reproducible, and high-throughput performance

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ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System (170-8280)

Manufacturer Bio-Rad

4.0 / 5.0 | 11 reviews