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 Stu...Read more

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Average Rating: 4.2

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  • Review date: 26 Feb 2015

  • Application Area: Western analysis using IR dyes

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."

Rating: 4.7
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  • Review date:09 Dec 2014

  • Application Area:western blot detection

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.7
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  • Review date:16 Jun 2014

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

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:02 Dec 2013

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 3.7
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  • Review date:29 Nov 2013

  • Application Area:Western Blotting

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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. "
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:28 Nov 2013

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:18 Nov 2013

  • Application Area:Chemical Glycobiology and Cell Signlaing

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:07 Oct 2013

  • Application Area:western blots

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 3.3
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  • Review date:07 Oct 2013

  • Application Area:Western detection/analysis

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:11 Jun 2013

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.7
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  • Review date:03 Jun 2013

  • Application Area:Gel Imager

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:28 Jan 2013

  • Application Area:Protein Expression

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"This scanner is really easy to use. Also, the possibility of using dry membranes is good. Therefore, I would definitely recommend this product."
Rating: 3.0
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  • Review date:17 Dec 2012

  • Application Area:Gel quantification

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:16 Dec 2012

  • Application Area:Western Blot

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"This is a good improvement for the WB technique. They work very well with high dilutions and the signal stay for a long time. "
Rating: 4.7
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  • Review date:16 Dec 2012

  • Application Area:Western Blot

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:26 Nov 2012

  • Application Area:Western Blotting

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:26 Nov 2012

  • Application Area:Neuroscience

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"Easy to use and produces clear images. Accurate results for binding assays and HPLC. Good customer service from LI-COR."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:26 Nov 2012

  • Application Area:Western Blotting

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:25 Oct 2012

  • Application Area:Western Blotting

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"LI-COR Odyssey makes life so much easier, quicker and more accurate. Image Studio 2.1 software enhances that even more."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:19 Oct 2012

  • Application Area:Western Blot

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:28 Sep 2012

  • Application Area:Microbiology

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:25 Sep 2012

  • Application Area:Western Blotting, In Cell Western Blots

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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. "
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:13 Aug 2012

  • Application Area:Plant pathology

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:06 Jun 2012

  • Application Area:Western blotting, in cell Western

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:30 Mar 2012

  • Application Area:Western Blot

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.6
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  • Review date:20 Feb 2012

  • Application Area:Molecular Cardiology

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:27 Jan 2012

  • Application Area:Western Blot

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:16 Dec 2011

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:22 Nov 2011

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:16 Nov 2011

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"This LI-COR imaging system has good resolution and makes imaging of immunoblots simple. This unit has had no significant issues since purchased."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:20 Oct 2011

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:12 Jul 2011

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 4.6
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  • Review date:05 Jul 2011

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"Wonderful quantitation possibilities. The use of infrared technology expands the possibilities for western blot analyses. Easy to use and wonderful data output."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:04 Jul 2011

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."
Rating: 3.6
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  • Review date:14 Dec 2010

  • Odyssey® CLx Infrared Imaging System

"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."

Description

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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