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Azure c600 Gel Imaging System by Azure Biosystems

Manufacturer Azure Biosystems  |   Model: c600  |  Available Worldwide
4.9
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The Ultimate Western Blot Imaging System.


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Average Rating: 4.9
12 Scientists have reviewed this product

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Value for money


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    Reviewer
  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: FARVET SAC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
It provides highly accurate and sensitive images.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Western Blot, agarose gel imaging

"The c600 is a great imager. The experience of using this machine has been fantastic. It is easy to use and software is very intuitive. In addition, it provides highly accurate and sensitive images. Additionally, the after-sales service is highly professional, they respond almost immediately to any doubt or problem we have. I would definitely recommend it."

Review date: 07 May 2019 | Azure c600 Gel Imaging System
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: McGill University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Large spectrum of applications and very reliable.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cancer Biology, Immunology, Molecular and Cellular Biology

"Great machine. worked very well in our lab. Super convenient and easy to use device. Large spectrum of applications and very reliable."

Review date: 21 Feb 2019 | Azure c600 Gel Imaging System
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Queen's University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Excellent data analysis software.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Health Sciences

"This is absolutely the best imager I have used. Easy to use intuitive software, very sensitive camera with low noise. Excellent data analysis software. Very portable."

Review date: 15 Feb 2019 | Azure c600 Gel Imaging System
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Shanghai Normal University



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    5 out of 5
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Azure c600 is a perfect imager.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Chloroplast Development

"Azure c600 is a perfect imager. Although it is a new brand product, it has high quality and good performance. We love the multi-function of c600, with it everyone in our lab can capture multiplex samples on chemiluminescence, RGB and NIR and so on. The most important thing is the support is excellent, when we have questions, the technical support of Azure will support us timely, patiently and professionally. Especially, their regular after-sales service every 6 months which on using, technology, even on our experiment is one thing I haven’t seen before. Azure’s high-level product and service really make us feel satisfied."

Review date: 28 Jan 2019 | Azure c600 Gel Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: BUCK INSTITUTE



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great instrument for imaging of chemiluminescence and fluorescence of IB membranes
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Immunoblot imaging, agarose gel imaging

"The imager works well for both chemo and fluorescence imaging. Only concern might be that the more images are taken, the slower the software works. Maybe it's because of the operating system. Additionally, when more than 10 images are open, the software shuts down and restarts, without losing data. It is also a plus to be able to save every image in a common file extension such as tiff."

Review date: 14 Jan 2019 | Azure c600 Gel Imaging System

Manufacturer's Response

We apologize that you experienced this. This should not happen. Our systems engineer reached out to you and hopefully have helped resolve the issue.
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: UCSF



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
User friendly
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Western, gel imaging

"The system is easy to use and is very user friendly. The issue I find is the cooling time of its CCD camera. It takes almost 30 minutes to acquire the actual temperature and that should be taken care of. The instrument otherwise works great and image quality is very good."

Review date: 10 Jan 2019 | Azure c600 Gel Imaging System
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Transplantation Biology Lab, Dept. of Surgery



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    5 out of 5
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Freedom to capture data for studying proteins and nucleic acids
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Quantitative evaluation of proteins and nucleic acids

"Traditionally, western blot detection methods have used X-ray films to capture chemiluminescence. However, the increasing costs for film, reagents, and maintenance made many researchers to shift from darkrooms to more sensitive and technologically advanced digital imaging systems such as Cooled charge coupled devices (CCD) cameras capturing both chemiluminescence and fluorescence images. The two mentioned detection methods allow the ability to simultaneously detect proteins on the same blot minimizing the need for stripping and reprobing leading to an increase in detection efficiency (Mathews, Plaisance et al. 2009).


Here, I will review Azure Biosystems imaging system for chemiluminescent, fluorescent and infrared imaging, and briefly discuss their advantages and disadvantages.


The Azure Biosystems C600 image analyzer


C600 system is the only imaging system available in the market currently with the following features (i) infrared laser excitation for quantitative imaging in the near IR, (ii) picogram detection of proteins using chemiluminescence, (iii) wide range of dye selection with Cy®5/Cy3/Cy2 excitation, and (iv) option of upgradation from the base units c200, c300, c400 and c500. This increases the options of selecting different chemistry for performing western blots by using the same imaging system. Due to the signal stability and low background, detection in the near-infrared fluorescent (NIR) for western blot detection is achievable using the infrared fluorescent dyes. The NIR western detection also offers multiplexing allowing the option to detect multiple proteins at the same time. Azure Biosystems’ c600 system is equipped with two IR detection channels and allows users to study multiple proteins with overlapping in a blot. The image generated can be spectrally separated as the secondary antibodies are imaged in two different channel.


We have compared the image obtained and the analysis results were comparable to other laser detection system e.g. LiCOR odyssey western blot imaging system.


Chemiluminescence continues to be a favorite and sensitive method of detection. Azure c600 provides quantitative analysis with accurate, fast detection with superior sensitivity, dynamic range, and linearity needed for quantitative blot analysis by chemiluminescent means made possible due to the use of the high resolution, F 0.95 fast lens technology. The superiority of the analyzer is evident from the availability to use any HRP substrate allowing users to maintain the same protocol and capture images with the same sensitivity as film without the risk of oversaturation due to the broader window of detection of several orders of magnitude of protein concentration. The c600 can also be equipped with powerful LEDS for Cy5/Cy3/Cy2 imaging or similar dyes thus allowing the users the option to expand multiplexing. The c600 is also able to image a wide range of dyes (excitation maxima from 302 nm to 785 nm), enabling WesternDots™, Stain-Free™ gels and different types of in-gel fluorescence.


The c600 system also is of immense to molecular biologists with the inclusion of UV, white, and blue lights for imaging Ethidium bromide, Coomassie, and non-mutagenic dyes like Gel red and Gel green.


Features of the machine
• Two Channel Infrared (IR) Direct Detection – Laser diodes at 660nm and 785nm.
• Three Channel RGB Excitation – For Cy5/Cy3/Cy2 applications.
• Fast Chemiluminescent Detection
• Capture of gel and blot images on a single instrument
• 4.3 OD Dynamic Range
• Camera captures images with spatial resolution down to 40 μm (microns) for chemiluminescence applications and 60 μm (microns) for gel and fluorescent applications
• Analysis software- AzureSpot software is very friendly, easy to use and efficient to detect and subtract the immunoblot background.


Azure c600 machine offers great value for the money as it combines the functionalities of laser NIR imager with chemiluminescent camera in one simple affordable machine.


The after sales service provided by Azure Biosciences is of highest professional standard, with arrangement of hands-on training beginning from installation to detailed explanation of functioning of the machine. The technical team took into consideration about minor technical information while explaining the functioning of the Azure spot software. We had faced problem once with regards to the software and it was promptly resolved by the Azure Biosciences team.


The technical team is also helping us to explain the analysis beyond western to analyze multiplexing on glass bead format as is available for the analysis of many cytokines and key molecules from many supplier as well as thick tissues pre-labelled with dye probe e.g. GFP protein.


Source: Mathews, S. T., E. P. Plaisance and T. Kim (2009). Methods Mol Biol 536: 499-513.
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Review date: 29 May 2017 | Azure c600 Gel Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: MD Anderson Cancer 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:Western Blot, Gel Imaging, NIR Dot Blots

"This is an exceptional multi-modal imaging system. It is very sensitive, provides highly uniform images, and, importantly for a general use facility, it is VERY easy to use. I would recommend this system to a friend or colleague."

Review date: 14 Oct 2015 | Azure c600 Gel Imaging System
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Michigan



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:EtBr-agarose gel detection and fluorescent/chemiluminescent immuno-blots detection

"Before purchasing the Azure c600, we evaluated its performance against the Odyssey CLx from LI-COR. The LI-COR and the Azure systems had similar limits of IR-based detection, but the Azure c600 was more versatile (chemi, visible and infrared capabilities), and therefore had more to offer. The c600 has an easy to use graphical interface and offers both default and customizable acquisition modes. The fast acquisition time and the ability to simultaneously detect information from multiple chemistries are definitely what sets this instrument apart from scanning-based imagers. Additionally, the Azure service team is very responsive, making improvements to the software/hardware as per customer demand."

Review date: 26 Jun 2015 | Azure c600 Gel Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: USC Keck



  • 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 Chemiluminescence

"recently bought this imager after having tested Biorad, ProteinSimple, Multiple GE machines and UVP. I was looking for the imager that gave us the best image quality for our western blots, the price was not a question. I can confidently say that this imager gave us the highest image quality and had the most functionality, on top of being one of the more affordable imagers. I am very happy with this machine and would definitely recommend it. "

Review date: 20 Mar 2015 | Azure c600 Gel Imaging System


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: The Ohio State University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Academic Research

"It is easy to use and saves a lot of time and effort. Accuracy and sensitivity is realistic. "

Review date: 24 Oct 2014 | Azure c600 Gel Imaging System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Stanford University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Biochemistry

"The Azure imaging system is very friendly to use. The sensitivity is better than what we get using film. The customer service is outstanding and very responsive to any questions. I highly recommended this system. "

Review date: 08 Oct 2014 | Azure c600 Gel Imaging System

The Azure c600 is the only system that offers two channel laser based IR detection, chemiluminescent detection with the speed and sensitivity of film, the ability to image visible fluorescent dyes, and the ability to image standard EtBr and protein gels.

Infrared Laser Excitation for Quantitative Western Blot Imaging in the NIR
Improve Your Data Quality

  • Imaging with infrared dyes offers signal stability and low background fluorescence
  • imaging with NIR dyes allows you to study multiple proteins in a blot, even if those proteins overlap in molecular weight.
  • Azure Biosystem’s cSeries laser technology offers two IR detection channels enabling a user to image more than one protein in an assay.

Sensitive Detection of Proteins with Chemiluminescent Westerns
Get Out of the Dark

  • The Azure cSeries provides accurate and fast chemiluminescent detection, as well as the sensitivity,
    dynamic range, and linearity needed for quantitative blot analysis.
  • Get the best picture every time, and stop wasting money on film.

Use Cy®5/Cy®3/Cy®2 Dyes, Blue-Excited DNA Dyes, and More
A Total Solution for Western Blot Imaging and Gel Documentation

  • The cSeries is a multichannel, multimodal imager, with IR, visible light, and UV excitation channels.
  • Detect Cy dyes, Alexa® dyes, Safe dyes, and more

Also included is AzureSpot, an easy-to-use imaging software package for imaging single or multicolor blots, and DNA and protein gels. The software comes with a software tutorial for easy training of new users.