Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

Manufacturer LI-COR Biosciences  |  Available Worldwide
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Average Rating: 4.3
83 Scientists have reviewed this product

4 out of 5
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After sales service
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Value for money


Highly recommend
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Protein Analysis

"The LI-COR Odyssey system permits the best protein detection system our lab has used. The instrument is top notch, software is powerful and easy to use for Western analysis, and the customer support is excellent."

Review date: 29 Mar 2016 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Rutgers University



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

  • Application Area:Protein Analysis

"The LI-COR Odyssey system permits the best protein detection system our lab has used. The instrument is top notch, software is powerful and easy to use for Western analysis, and the customer support is excellent."

Review date: 03 Mar 2016 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2008

  • Organization: Vanderbilt University



  • 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:protein detection

"Very easy to use and contain more features, and easy to trouble shoot"

Review date: 12 Nov 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Mirati Therapeutics



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
The superior dynamic range and sensitivity allows me to confidently report my data. The first time I used the system I found it to be easily navigated.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:pRTK Arrays

"Coming from a background in fluorescence microscopy, I already knew the benefits of using a fluorescent readout. The superior dynamic range and sensitivity allows me to confidently report my data. The first time I used the system I found it to be easily navigated and was able to quickly modify settings for western blot or pRTK array scanning."

Review date: 14 Oct 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: State University of NY at Fredonia



  • 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:2D-DIGE

"We performed a 2D-DIGE experiment to assess posttranslational modifications in Drosophila ovarian extract. The samples were labeled with NHS-IRD700 and NHS-IRD800. While there was some difference in pI due to the dyes, the experiment went very well."

Review date: 06 Oct 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Duke University Med. Ctr.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:westerns- beta cell

"Easy to use, fairly consistent results. One thing that needs improvement is how the software calculates/compensates background, local or global. "

Review date: 06 Oct 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Cincinnati Children's Hospital



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

  • Application Area:Analyze protein expression in a Western Blot

"The imager works very well. There is a slight learning curve since it can do so much. I've only used it for Westerns, but am pleased with it for that application. Once you get used to it, it is not difficult to use. The customer care team is great. I would recommend it to others. "

Review date: 30 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Midwestern University



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

  • Application Area:Analyze multiple proteins of interest with mouse kidney and liver homogenates

"The Odyssey is very user friendly and makes imaging western blots super easy. It has multiple tools that come in use when analyzing our bands, such as the rotation of the picture and image intensities. All of these applications were not possible when using our old imager so I would highly recommend this product to fellow scientists."

Review date: 30 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: The University of Alabama at Birmingham



  • 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:Immunoprecipitation and immunoblot analysis

"I have been using it for over a year. To me, this imaging system is extremely efficient in terms of time taken for immunoblot development, cost and convenience as compared conventional enhanced chemiluminescence based analysis. Secondary antibodies allow us to hit for multiple protein targets at same time without being worried for membrane stripping and reproducibility of results. One area that may need some attention for improvement is the Image studio software used for densitometric analysis. The software could be made better user friendly. We are highly satisfied with the after sales service. As mentioned in the first sentence, it is certainly cost effective compared to ECL method as far as X-ray film and reagents used for the same. Our own math has convinced us to continue with this entire set up for our future studies. I would highly recommend this instrument to other colleagues or friends I come across. This is a great cost-effective set up must for any lab focused on getting con"

Review date: 30 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Rochester - Biology Dept.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:protein expression - Western blots

"The product is very effective for Western blots. It is very sensitive, allowing you to detect proteins that would be missed by film. It's pretty easy to use, but I am still unfamiliar with some of its functions (4/5 stars). After sales care is great (5/5), but the price tag is a little high (3/5)."

Review date: 30 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Medical University of South Carolina



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Western Blot

"The instrument is easy to use, the software is friendly. Still I haven't done calculations and compare costs with ECL and X-ray film. "

Review date: 30 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Johns Hopkins University



  • 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 blotting

"It's quick and easy to use for Western blot analysis. Its accurate and reproducible quantification of protein bands makes it semi-quantitative analysis. When compared to absolute quantification mass spectrometry data, it showed a very similar result, supporting its strength as a quantitative measurement."

Review date: 30 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Michigan



  • 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:Multi-user facility. Mostly scanning proteins in gels and membranes.

"Lightly-trained users can obtain consistent results without supervision. That is high praise coming from a core equipment lab manager. For rare mechanical glitches, Technical Support has been fantastic."

Review date: 30 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"The results were of highest quality and it is easy to use. I would definitely recommend it to others."

Review date: 30 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Hawaii



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:analyze effect of miRNA on protein expression

"Easy to use Good quality captured image Fast Nice software for image annotation Will recommend to my friends in the field. "

Review date: 30 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Iowa



  • 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:Scan western blot

"The scanner is awesome. It rescued us from the dark room. All you have to do is to put your blot on the scanner and click start. Couple minutes later when you check back, your results will be ready and waiting for you. It cannot be easier. Their tech support/sales rep visits us frequently and help with any questions/concerns we may have. Now labs around us all use our scanner and it became very popular."

Review date: 30 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Pittsburgh



  • 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:Analysis of Mitochondiral proteins from tissue samples

"The LI-COR system is very easy to use and allows our lab to obtain clear and quantifiable results for our research. Our lab performs a high volume of western blots and we have never had any trouble with the machine or the software and it is easy to train new personnel. I would highly recommend this machine to any lab. "

Review date: 30 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: John D. Dingell VA Medical Center



  • 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:Immunoblotting

"Great system, really easy to use. I especially like being able to set up multiple user accounts so all my settings are saved every time I use the imager. Also, the odyssey reps have been really helpful in getting everyone set up and troubleshooting any difficulties we've encountered. "

Review date: 30 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: SHPRC Temple University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Western Blotting

"Actually, every time, I can get high-quality data. But, when I take data with very high-quality, it takes long long time, almost 1 hr for scanning. Also, when I run immunoprecipitated samples sometimes it is not detected. I want you to improve the scanning time and sensitivity if possible. "

Review date: 28 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: SUNY Fredonia



  • 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:Western blot analysis, 2D gel analysis

"The Odyssey CLx is a fantastic machine that we are using for all of our Western blots in the department. We have pretty much stopped using any ECL reagents and use the IR secondary antibodies. It's producing great results, although it did take us a little work to optimize conditions to reduce background. It is also being used to look at 2D gels by a colleague, something we had not envisioned when first thinking about buying the system. It meets all the needs of our entire department."

Review date: 28 Sep 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: University of Kentucky



  • 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

"Higher sensitivity than chemiluminescent systems and not time sensitive. Signal does not fade in a few minutes like HRP probes. Two targets can be viewed on the same blot using different fluorescent secondaries. Software is user friendly. High quality images."

Review date: 27 Apr 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Rutgers University



  • 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:Western analysis using IR dyes

"The LiCor Odyssey CLX is a pleasure to work with. The detection quality is excellent and the software is both easy to use and provides clear quantification. In addition, technical support is top notch."

Review date: 26 Feb 2015 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:western blot detection

"Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging is a very efficient system for western blot (WB) detection. It works with two different wavelength fluorescent antibodies. This means you can reveal two antibodies (produced in different animals) at the same time. Just incubate them for one hour (they can be reused many times if stored at 4ºC). So, you discard the ECL (enhanced chemiluminescence) and dark chamber for reveal WB. You can adjust the laser intensity and speed of scanning to increase the results. Moreover, you can incubate the membranes and reveal them many days after if necessary, once the fluorophores are more stable. For this you should dissolve them into TBS buffer solution at 4 ºC. This machine can be used for a lot of functions, including In-cell western, On-cell western, animal scanning (need a coupling system), gel scanning, etc. The product has a resistant glass and works with both PVDF or nitrocellulose membrane, however, the last one is better for stronger laser intensity."

Review date: 09 Dec 2014 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: German Cancer Research Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Western Blot; Protein Gel Imaging, Small Animal Imaging

"The equipment is versatile and easy to use. It saved my group a lot of money as compared to the traditional western blotting. It is faster than other analysis options of bands with the easy to use software. More so, the technical support is amazing. We had free hands-on training and regular support."

Review date: 16 Jun 2014 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Iowa State University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"Odyssey INFRARED scanner imaging system is used by our lab regularly for scanning western blots. It works very well without any issue but sometimes it says program is busy so we have to restart the instrument. Other than this minor disadvantage it is very useful for scanning blots and is very reliable. I would recommend this equipment for any lab."

Review date: 02 Dec 2013 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Arizona State University



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.0
"I find this product to have a very clear and distinct imaging. "

Review date: 29 Nov 2013 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Baylor College Of Medicine



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

  • Application Area:Western Blotting

"It quantifies expression of your protein precisely. However, it is very pricy for the service that you get. I'd recommend waiting a bit for the price to come down before purchasing a $57,000 machine. "

Review date: 29 Nov 2013 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Florida International University



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"It sometimes becomes difficult to clarify the two wavelengths because there cross-produce to get one wavelength at high intensity while opaquing the second intensity."

Review date: 28 Nov 2013 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Caltech



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Chemical Glycobiology and Cell Signlaing

"The Odyssey imaging system allows me to do multi-epitope imaging. Allowing for easy quantification of changes of post-translational modifications. The software interface has improved greatly over the years and is great and easy to use. There are so many things available now that make it easy to get the best image possible every time. If you are not using this and still using ECL and film, you should really switch over to this technology. While it is not as sensitive, the fluorescence vs ECL, you can order specific models that allow you to image using ECL without film. When I start a lab, if I do, I will buy one of these imagers without question."

Review date: 18 Nov 2013 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: PharmaDiagnostics



  • 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 blots

"Very handy device for multiplexing. Results are very quickly obtained compared to traditional WB (ECL). However, scanning time is not that fast. Some time must be invested to find a good membrane blocking agent. The detection limit, in my opinion, is not as high as in traditional ECL."

Review date: 07 Oct 2013 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2008

  • Organization: AstraZeneca



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Western detection/analysis

"This imager allows for detection and comparison of multiple antibodies on a single blot. It gives more valuable information than the standard chemilumiescence/film combination."

Review date: 07 Oct 2013 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: UCSD



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"We use the Odyssey primarily for western blots and love our machine! The scan is a bit slow depending on the resolution. Sales support and tech support are very happy to assist with any problems or questions."

Review date: 11 Jun 2013 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Gel Imager

"This product is easy to use. Both the machine and software are fairly intuitive, and one can begin using the machine after very little instruction. Labs may need to adjust their regular protocols to accommodate infrared signals, but the initial effort is worth the time."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Linkoping University



  • 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:Protein Expression

"This scanner is really easy to use. Also, the possibility of using dry membranes is good. Therefore, I would definitely recommend this product."

Review date: 28 Jan 2013 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Ucsf



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

  • Application Area:Gel quantification

"An excellent and easy to use scanner. I have mainly used it to do SDS-PAGE coomassie quantification. The baseline is very flat and results are consistent."

Review date: 17 Dec 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: University Of Dundee



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Western Blot

"This is a good improvement for the WB technique. They work very well with high dilutions and the signal stay for a long time. "

Review date: 16 Dec 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: University Texas Southwestern Med Ctr



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Western Blot

"This has a precise detection technique and highly sensitive. This works fine with Western Blot with minimum amount of protein transferred to the membrane. I also like the analysis software which is great to work with and easily controllable."

Review date: 16 Dec 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Lafayette College



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Western Blotting

"The sales representative and installation team were great at demonstrating how to work the machine as well as giving other insights on how to better our techniques. The equipment cuts down so much time and produces a great image. I would recommend this equipment to my colleagues."

Review date: 26 Nov 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Cinvestav-Ipn



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

  • Application Area:Neuroscience

"The Odyssey system is fast to use and sensitive. I have found it to be good value for money."

Review date: 26 Nov 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: SRI International



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Neuroscience

"Easy to use and saves time. It's accurate and I would recommend to other researchers."

Review date: 26 Nov 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: SRI International



  • 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:Neuroscience

"Easy to use and produces clear images. Accurate results for binding assays and HPLC. Good customer service from LI-COR."

Review date: 26 Nov 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: University of Iowa



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

  • Application Area:Western Blotting

"The Odyssey is very user friendly. I've used it in multiple applications and have noticed a higher quality output compared to traditional techniques. The availability of LI-COR Odyssey antibodies makes detection of multiple proteins very easy."

Review date: 26 Nov 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: University Of Hawaii



  • 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:Western Blotting

"LI-COR Odyssey makes life so much easier, quicker and more accurate. Image Studio 2.1 software enhances that even more."

Review date: 25 Oct 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Florida State University



  • 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:Neuroscience

"Having used the Odyssey CLx Infrared Imaging System, I will never go back to chemiluminescent!"

Review date: 19 Oct 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: University of Michigan



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

  • Application Area:Western Blot

"I have enjoyed using the Odyssey-it is easy to use, the software is intuitive, and the quantitation is easier to acquire than typical chemiluminescent methods. Some antibodies do not work well with fluorescence and therefore don't work as well on the Odyssey-but those that do work, work well and the antibodies can typically be re-used at least 3 times (if you adjust the gain). I recommend the Odyssey, but keep some of your chemiluminescent reagents around in case the antibody doesn't work well for fluorescence."

Review date: 19 Oct 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: NELSONBIOMEDICAL LIMITED



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Equipment is fit for purpose- it is easy to use and after sales service & delivery is brilliant."

Review date: 03 Oct 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: University of Michigan



  • 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:Microbiology

"I use the Odyssey CLx primarily for Westerns. It is cleaner, easier, and faster. It's easy enough to use that I send my undergrads to work with it unsupervised. The LI-COR staff are great and have helped me figure out any problems I have encountered."

Review date: 28 Sep 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: University of Cincinnati



  • 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:Western Blotting, In Cell Western Blots

"I have been using the Odyssey for two years and love it! I will never go back to X-rays for detection. Advantages for Western Blotting: 1. Sensitivity : Need less protein loading and antibodies 2. If using monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, can detect the two in the same blot (I hate stripping blots) 3. Ease of quantitation 4. Less background as we can adjust the scanning intentities Advantages for In-Cell Western : 1. Detection and quantitation of proteins in primary cells where starting protein is less 2. Less antibody required, so save money 3. Perform experiment in replicates, so statistics are easy after quantitation. Advantages of On-Cell Western : 1. Can detect and quantitate expression of "extracellular" proteins. This technique gives it an advantage over traditional Western Blotting . 2. Less cumbersome and easier than membrane extraction and western blots. "

Review date: 25 Sep 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: KSU



  • 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:Plant pathology

"Gives us faster and cleaner results from simple gel staining to any southern or western blot analysis. Allows us to analyze the bands in a more accurate system."

Review date: 13 Aug 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: UNIV. OF COLORADO DENVER SCHOOL OF PHARMACY



  • 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:Western blotting, in cell Western

"Wonderful equipment, easy to use and gives consistent results. You don't have to work in the dark room anymore to develop x-ray films."

Review date: 06 Jun 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: UTHSCSA



  • 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:Western Blot

"I have been using the Odyssey since 2010. I love it and haven't used ECL since. I was sold on it when I found out there was no more substrate, no more film, no more developer problems, and no more getting jumped in line for the dark room. The improved sensitivity and the flexibility of being able to scan repeatedly, not to mention hours, days, or even weeks later without signal loss is definitely a bonus. There was a little bit of a learning curve, but now I find it easier to quantitate than other methods I have used in the past. Overall, the Odyssey has improved the quality and reliability of my data."

Review date: 30 Mar 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: UMDNJ



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Molecular Cardiology

"Have been working with Licor Odyssey infrared imager for more than a year and its great. No more hassles with ECL, running to dark room before the intensity fades or films. The system is sensitive and specific. The availability of two colors makes it possible to probe for two different antibodies with different secondary at the same time, even if the molecular size is the same, for eg. AKT and pAKT. Less stripping so less loss of protein from the blot and more accurate results. It’s also very cost effective as we save on the secondary, ECL and Films. The band intensity can be quantified, saved and transferred right away, to save time. The results are stored on the machine and you can transfer it to your computer as well so there is backup. Over all the machine is great and worth the money. Would highly recommend."

Review date: 20 Feb 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: UPENN



  • 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:Western Blot

"The machine is amazing! Although it has been out for quite some time, my first experience with the Odyssey was about 2.5 years ago. The ability to visualize more than one protein per membrane cuts valuable time. Although you are limited to using the blocking buffer that is manufactored by Li-COR, the reliabilty and effectiveness of this machine makes the cost well worth it. I also want to praise the technical assistance team. Anytime we have had issues, we call the 1-800 number and the problems are resolved quickly. This equipment is well worth the cost."

Review date: 27 Jan 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: Univ Arkansas Med Sci



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

  • Application Area:Cell Biology

"Very reliable, linear response, we've had no problems for two years."

Review date: 19 Jan 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: USUHS



  • 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:western blot

"It is a very nice machine which is fast and reliable."

Review date: 19 Jan 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Florida State University



  • 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:Cell Biology

"Great instrument for running Western Blots."

Review date: 18 Jan 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: University of Buffalo



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.3
"Easy to use with good software."

Review date: 04 Jan 2012 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Laval University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Excellent system for WB quantification allowing double labelling as well as slice quantification imaging."

Review date: 19 Dec 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: John Hopkins University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"Easy to use, can quantify data easily. Is able to do duo-color Western Blots."

Review date: 19 Dec 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Florida State University



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Rating: 2.3
"This machine is just ok in my opinion. It is hard to use the antibodies. I prefer using chemiluminescence."

Review date: 19 Dec 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Seoul National University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"Easy to use and maintain. Easy to contact the company."

Review date: 19 Dec 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: National Taiwan University Hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"Easy to use, fast and powerful."

Review date: 19 Dec 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: NYU Sch Med



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"Relatively easy to use, service is good and is received quickly when requested. I have found it to be good value for money."

Review date: 19 Dec 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Ribeirao Preto Medical School



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"Fast, sensitive and very easy to use."

Review date: 19 Dec 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Factory of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"Very easy to use, easy to clear and maintain. Very fast and sensitive."

Review date: 19 Dec 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Emory Univ



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"A great system for quantitative western blots, it can be combined with chemiluminescence. However, I did find that the software prior to the version 4 is not intuitive."

Review date: 16 Dec 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Iowa State Univ



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"It is easy to use and has sharp imaging."

Review date: 08 Dec 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: UAB



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"We are a postmortem lab so tissue is very precious. The LI-COR Odyssey allows us to veiw our Western Blots quickly and efficiently. Being able to double label with the 700 and 800 IR laser also allows us to save blots and time. Thank you LICOR Odyssey."

Review date: 22 Nov 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Georgetown University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"Great product!"

Review date: 21 Nov 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Texas A&M Health Science Center



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"This LI-COR imaging system has good resolution and makes imaging of immunoblots simple. This unit has had no significant issues since purchased."

Review date: 16 Nov 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: NYU School of Medicine



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

Review date: 16 Nov 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Intra cellular therapies



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"It works well and is simple to use."

Review date: 15 Nov 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Merial



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"A very robust and simple to use apparatus. You can chose between one or two dyes, and there are many diverse applications such as qDot Blot and Western Blot."

Review date: 20 Oct 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES BIOMEDICAS



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Rating: 2.7
"Very useful if you want to quantify your western blot. The results depend on the quality of the antibody."

Review date: 18 Jul 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: WEILL CORNELL UNIV.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"You can adjust scanning settings, but the instrument crashes often."

Review date: 12 Jul 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: WEILL CORNELL UNIV.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Very easy to use, even for beginners; very fast when you have a lot of blots to analyze (it can scan as many as you want at the same time) and it's easy to clean and to maintain. Maybe it is not as sensitive when you want to assess phosphorylated proteins."

Review date: 12 Jul 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"Expensive but very sensitive and useful with data saved in digital format."

Review date: 05 Jul 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"Wonderful quantitation possibilities. The use of infrared technology expands the possibilities for western blot analyses. Easy to use and wonderful data output."

Review date: 05 Jul 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: MERRIMACK PHARMACEUTICALS



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"Great for quantifying and looking at total and phospho proteins at once. Newer software has been updated to do a lot more analysis more quickly. Helpful technical support reps."

Review date: 04 Jul 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: THE OHIO STATE 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
"The sensitivity of this system is too low compared to X-ray film."

Review date: 29 Jun 2011 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Johns Hopkins University Schoo



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"excellent for westerns with good antibodies available. poor antibodies can be difficult to use."

Review date: 14 Dec 2010 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Johns Hopkins University Schoo



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"The ability to image Western Blots and then analyze those scans in many different ways is quick and very easy. In addition the ease of exporting those images makes gethering your scans quick."

Review date: 14 Dec 2010 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Standford University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Fantastic device. Software is a bit hard at first but great technical support."

Review date: 07 Dec 2010 | Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System
The Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System is a direct near-infrared fluorescence detection system.

This imager is based upon the LI-COR industry-standard Odyssey Classic system. The Odyssey CLx provides better data with its proven quantitative Western blot capability, while not compromising on the sensitivity researchers have grown accustomed to with film. The Odyssey CLx offers versatility in research through numerous applications, including Western blots, In-Cell Western™ Assays and other plate-based assays, cell-based assays, ELISA, EMSA, DNA gel documentation, Coomassie gel imaging, protein arrays, tissue section and organ imaging, and small animal imaging. All of this, in a platform that provides a lab with a film-free environment and a simple, intuitive interface.

Included is Image Studio Software, an extremely intuitive, easy-to-use imaging software developed for the Odyssey CLx Infrared Imaging System. It has an intuitive, application-driven ribbon interface that makes training for new users fast and simple. Also includes the time-saving AutoScan feature. Contact LI-COR for more information on various package configurations and pricing. For availability outside the United States, contact your local sales office.


Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System Features:

  • Wide Linear Range - Accurately detect strong and weak signals over a broad linear dynamic range.
  • AutoScan Function - Eliminate the guesswork of finding the correct manual intensity and need for re-imaging data.This function results in a dynamic range of greater than six logs, with minimized saturation.
  • Two-Color Detection and Quantification - Detect two targets simultaneously on the same membrane increases the accuracy of quantification and comparison.
  • High Sensitivity - Near-infrared fluorescence provides sensitivity equal or better than chemiluminescence giving you low background, high signal-to-noise, multiplexed detection, and the sensitivity of any fluorescent system.
  • Direct Detection for Better Data and a Cleaner Planet - No film, a darkroom, plastic wrap, or substrates.
  • IRDye signals on membranes are stable indefinitely if stored properly.
  • Flexible System with Many Applications.

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Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

Manufacturer LI-COR Biosciences  |  Available Worldwide

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