The ImageQuant™ 500 is a cooled CCD camera with Fujifilm optics for chemiluminescent Western blot imaging, blue/UV based DNA and protein stains, and white-light imaging of colorimetric stains and markers. ImageQuant™ 500 imager consists of a touchscreen, sample chamber, USB port, camera, and light sources. The 8.3-megapixel CCD camera is ready for use in less than five minutes. Reliable Peltier (thermoelectric) cooling combined with binning significantly reduces noise levels and improves both the sensitivity and linearity of the system.
Flexible imaging modes for optimal chemiluminescence detection
Signal intensity can be detected either automatically or semi-automatically by specifying an area of interest. In addition, single (manual) or multiple (incremental) exposures can be set by the operator.
Three LED light sources for added flexibility to image in UV and blue fluorescence modes
The system features three LED light sources: a combined blue epi-/UV epi-light and a white epi-light. The combined blue epi-/UV epi-light allows imaging of fluorescence signals above 550 nm. This feature makes the camera well suited for DNA stain imaging with SYBR™ Green, ethidium bromide, or Deep Purple total protein stain.
Together with ImageQuant™ TL image analysis software, the ImageQuant™ 500 system offers an affordable high-performance solution for gel and blot analysis workflows.