Member since: 2021
Organization: Dartmouth College
A superior multi-channel scanning system that delivers high quality images!
Application Area: Fluorescence guided surgery
"A superior multi-channel scanning system that delivers high quality images, is easy to use and saves time. If you need a high-quality, reproducible and at the same time easy to use imaging system, the Odyssey M is an excellent choice for your lab. Our lab was one of the Beta testing labs where we evaluated everything that this system had to offer. This scanner can scan 4 multi-well plates for in-cell western analysis at the same time using 4 fluorescent channels, twelve fluorescent or non-fluorescent IHC slides as well as other stained slides. A large scanning area would allow imaging of multiple Western blot memberanes or gels. The imaging time on this instrument can be reduced by selecting the region of interest. There are two highly user-friendly softwares for the acquisition and analysis of the data. I personally have used this system and can recommend it to any lab which requires imaging of above-mentioned items. At the end, I would like to thank LI-COR for their excellent support throughout the evaluation period."
Member since: 2021
Organization: University of Nebraska Medical Center
The scans are high quality, clear, multi-channel (if desired), and easy to use.
Application Area:Scanning slides, western blots, membranes, gels, and blocks of FFPE tissues at multiple channels
"The Odyssey M is a high-quality image scanning system. Compared to the Odyssey CLx, the images are of higher quality and are acquired much faster. I am able to scan fluorescent IHC slides in multiple channels and detect colocalization. Scanning ~10 slides in two channels takes an hour, a very reasonable amount of time. The results are consistent when confirmed with our fluorescent microscope. The scans are reproducible. One of my favorite features is the pre-scan feature. The instrument will show you a preview of the area you have selected to scan so you can edit the area to ensure the sample is seen. Many of the other members of my lab have used this instrument for western blots and found it produced high-quality images. If you purchase this instrument, I highly recommend the empiria studio analysis software. This software has the same ease of use as the acquisition software. It guides you step-wise through image analysis. The instrument is very easy to use. It clearly prompts you through the workflow when acquiring images and analyzing them after. In order to critique the ease of use, my lab recommended that I not attend the training session and "blindly" attempt to use the machine. I found it quite easy to use. Our collaborators have had this same experience. We have been participating in Beta testing for this instrument, and we have had fantastic customer service from LI-COR. They respond in a timely manner and are always willing to help. I highly recommend working with them. This imaging system has the capacity to scan blocks of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues, stained slides, western blots, gels, membranes, and custom areas. It can image in 4 fluorescent channels as well as color. This instrument is of great value for any lab, as it can be used in many projects."
The Odyssey® M Imager is the most comprehensive solution for measuring protein expression. Image near-infrared Western blots to measure protein expression with Empiria Studio software, where the workflow systematically walks the user through publisher and granting agency best practices to get the best results. Image a wide variety of plate-based assays in multiple channels as part of a complete workflow designed for reliable, higher-throughput results and according to publisher-recommended best practices. Use the Odyssey M to see your slides and protein arrays with industry-leading 5-micron clarityin an abundance of channels, including fluorescence and H&E. And, all LI-COR imaging systems and products give you access to our outstanding team of expert support scientists. Need to learn the basics of Western blotting? Sign up for on-demand Western blot training at Lambda U (www.lambdau.net).