Invitrogen™ iBright™ Imaging Systems by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Manufacturer Thermo Fisher Scientific  |  Available Worldwide
3.7
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5.0
  |  6 reviews

Western blot imaging systems designed around your image capture needs


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Invitrogen™ iBright™ Imaging Systems

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Average Rating: 3.7
6 Scientists have reviewed this product

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


An indispensable instrument in the lab!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area: Cell imaging

"Great product that is fast and easy to use. Very reproducible and accurate too."

Review date: 18 Apr 2018 | Invitrogen™ iBright™ Imaging Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: UKM,national university of Malaysia



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
It is a very effective instrument.
Rating: 2.7

  • Application Area:UV imaging of colored electropherogram

"It was very effective giving high quality results, and was easy to use. I needed it to have documentation of every stage of my research work."

Review date: 18 Apr 2018 | Invitrogen™ iBright™ Imaging Systems
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: InStem - National Centre for Biological Science



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
For great sensitivity and user-friendliness
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Western Blot Imaging

"We purchased a newly launched iBright FL system mainly for the use of western blot imaging. The mentioned product is quite impressive with its ease of use. Most users are finding it super easy to operate compared to previous machines meant for same purpose. The sensitivity of the machine is very good (quick image acquisition) and the platform is open for all the reagents from all the brands."

Review date: 29 Mar 2018 | Invitrogen™ iBright™ Imaging Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: NIH/NIAID/RML



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Good instrument for imaging gels and blots.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Western blotting

"The instrument is fairly user friendly. The export options are somewhat difficult and sometimes frustrating. Overall, it gives high quality images."

Review date: 13 Oct 2017 | Invitrogen™ iBright™ Imaging Systems

Manufacturer's Response

Hello Bradley, thank you for spending the time to provide your feedback. Additional export controls have been implemented in our new firmware version 1.2.2. We have added user control of image publication resolution (DPI) and print size for the export of individual or multiple images. Your sales representative should be able to help mediate updating your instrument to the new firmware and provide a complete list of the new features and enhancements. We are also investigating improved image renaming options as well, which we hope to implement in future updates. We welcome your continued input. We appreciate it!
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Vertex Pharmaceuticals



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Good quality images and easy to use, just cumbersome in execution.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Analyze protein in cell lysates

"The instrument takes high quality reproducible images and the interface itself is easy to use. There are certain aspects of the functionality of the instrument itself that make it seem bulky and cumbersome. Any time you walk up to the machine and press the screen it performs a self check, which is unnecessary when you aren't planning on using the camera. Also the settings are not sticky and therefore have to be changed every time you take a picture. The automated drawer is unnecessary as well and was much easier in the previous model to just be able to open and close the drawer by hand and at will. They have performed a couple software updates since we purchased the instrument, which is nice to know they are still working on issues. However, they have not fixed what in my mind are the major faults. The instrument is not overly expensive and produces high quality images so it is valued appropriately."

Review date: 29 Sep 2017 | Invitrogen™ iBright™ Imaging Systems

Manufacturer's Response

Hello Amanda, thank you for providing the detailed feedback. We actively listen to our customers and have recently released a new firmware update (version 1.2.2) which enhances the overall user experience. Your sales representative should be able to help you mediate this firmware update and provide a full list of the new features and enhancements. Specific to your concern around sticky settings, in firmware version 1.2.2 we have added more user-specific customization, such as resolution and sensitivity settings that are now sticky and unique to each user. We are also investigating modifications to minimize the impact of our programmed automatic features (which we designed to minimize required user input), specifically when switching between imaging modes or conducting actions that do not involve placing a new sample inside of the instrument. We are hoping to release these changes in a future firmware update. We welcome your continued feedback. Thanks again!
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: 4DMT



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
It is getting there!
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:SDS PAGE and Agarose Gels

"The device has a lot of bells and whistles. It will benefit from future software updates. The analysis software need a lot of work."

Review date: 29 Sep 2017 | Invitrogen™ iBright™ Imaging Systems

Manufacturer's Response

Hello Andrew, we appreciate you taking the time to provide your comments. The iBright Analysis Software (our Thermo Fisher Cloud based analysis software) has regular updates to add both new features and to optimize speed and performance on different systems and networks. We have also made a series of updates to the on-instrument analysis software which is implemented in our new firmware version 1.2.2. Your sales representative should be able to help mediate updating your instrument to the new firmware and provide a full list of the new features and enhancements. Please feel free to provide additional feedback as you experience the new firmware. Thank you!

Experience effortless data capture and analysis of gels and western blots with Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems. Designed with a streamlined, intuitive interface and smooth workflows, iBright Imaging Systems are easy to use for researchers of all experience levels.

Two iBright Imaging Systems models are available: the iBright CL1000 and the iBright FL1000. The iBright CL1000 model is capable of imaging chemiluminescent western blots in addition to stained protein and nucleic acid gels.  The iBright FL1000 model features the same imaging modes as the iBright CL1000, yet also offers fluorescent blot imaging capability, in both visible and near-IR channels.

The iBright Imaging Systems offer:

  • Push-button optimized exposure—Smart Exposure™ acquisition technology for the rapid determination of optimal exposure times—helps minimize the need to repeat exposures to get the desired signal
  • Powerful 9.1 megapixel cooled CCD camera—capture crystal-clear images with robust imaging potential
  • Advanced automated features—automatic sample rotation, zoom, focus, and on-board data analysis provide a smooth imaging experience
  • 5 channel fluorescent blotting—multiplex with the 5 fluorescent channels of the iBright FL1000; capture up to 4 proteins in a single blot for more meaningful and representative experiments
  • Long life green LED-based transilluminator—provides a light source that effectively excites popular DNA dyes, without harmful UV rays
  • Cloud connectivity to help increase productivity—export and securely store data in the Thermo Fisher Cloud—access, review, analyze, and share data wherever an internet connection is available using iBright Analysis Software, built on the web-based Thermo Fisher Cloud platform
  • Full support—from our highly responsive technical and field support teams, to our comprehensive post-warranty service plans, get the support you need to keep your research running 

Product Overview

Invitrogen™ iBright™ Imaging Systems by Thermo Fisher Scientific product image

Invitrogen™ iBright™ Imaging Systems

Manufacturer Thermo Fisher Scientific  |  Available Worldwide

3.7 / 5.0 | 6 reviews