Molecular Imager® Gel Doc™ XR System

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DNA Stains
DNA Stains

Bio-Rad offers a wide selection of products for a variety of gel detection applications. For nucleic acid detection, fluorescent stains are available for both DNA and RNA detection.

Precast Agarose Gels

ReadyAgarose™ gels are individually packaged precast agarose gels. The UV-transparent tray backing each ReadyAgarose gel locks into the Mini-Sub Cell GT and ReadySub-Cell GT electrophoresis chambers. These gels provide resolution of nucleic acids from 20 to 10,000 base pairs.

Precast Agarose Gels

Precast Agarose Gel Features

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    • UV-transparent tray with fluorescent lane numbers and ruler
    • Tray locks into Bio-Rad electrophoresis cell of corresponding size
    • Mini 7 x 10 cm and wide mini 15 x 10 cm formats
    • Made with TAE or TBE buffer
    • Gel percentages for optimal resolution:
      1.0%, 200 bp–10 kb
      3.0%, 20 bp–1 kb
    • Shipment and storage at room temperature
    • One-year shelf life
DNA Electrophoresis Size Standards

EZ Load standards for DNA. Bio-Rad molecular rulers are available in several convenient size ranges and increments for sizing single- and double-stranded DNA. Visually distinct references bands make it easy to determine the size of your sample DNA.

Imaging Systems Applications Guide
  Personal Molecular Imager(PMI) PharosFX PharosFX Plus VersaDoc Gel Doc XR ChemiDoc XRS GS-800 Densitometer
  MP 4000 MP 5000
Nucleic Acid Detection
Ethidium bromide - 5 5 5 3 4 4 -
SYBR® Green I - 5 5 5 3 4 4 -
Coumarin - - - 5* 3* 4 4 -
Protein Staining, 1-D Gels
Coomassie Blue - 2 2 5 3 4 4 5
Silver stain - 2 2 5 3 4 4 5
SYPRO Ruby - 5 5 5 3 4 4 -

Flamingo™ fluorescent gel stain

- 5 5 4 3 4 4 -
Protein Staining, 2-D Gels
Coomassie Blue - 2 2 4 2 3 3 5
Silver stain - 2 2 4 2 3 3 5
SYPRO Ruby protein blot stain - 5 5 4 3 3 3 -
ProQ - 5 5 4 3 3 3 -
Flamingo fluorescent gel stain - 5 5 4 3 3 3 -
Cy2, Cy3, Cy5 - 5 5 5 4 - - -
Blot Detection
Coomassie Blue - 2 2 5 3 4 4 5
Silver stain - 2 2 5 3 4 4 5
SYPRO Ruby** - 5 5 5 5 - - -
Immun-Star (chemiluminescent) - - - 3 5 - 4 -
Chemifluorescent** - 5 5 5 5 1 1 -
Qdot** - 5 5 5* 5* 1* 1* -
Micro- and Macroarrays***
Radiolabeled 5 - 5 - - - - -
Fluorescent - 5 5 5 3 2 2 -
Immun-Star (chemiluminescent) - - - 5 3 - 4 -
Colony Counting
Colorimetric - 3 3 5 3 4 4 -
Fluorescent - 5 5 5 3 4 4 -
Isotopic
Radiolabel detection 5 - 5 - - - - -
X-ray film detection - 3 3 5 3 4 4 5
- Not recommended; 1–5, recommendation level (5 = highest)
* Custom filter required
** Optimal with low-fluorescence PVDF
*** Spot features ≥400 µm diameter

The Molecular Imager® Gel Doc™ XR documentation system is a fast, easy-to-use, high-resolution gel imaging system. It includes darkroom; camera; UV- and white-light illumination; filter slider with amber filter; and UV-protection shield. Easy-to-use "capture and print" Quantity One® 1-D analysis software and unlimited copies of Quantity One Basic software are also included.

Key features:

  • High-resolution imaging with 1.4 million pixels
  • Motorized zoom lens for hands-free gel documentation
  • Broad detection range covers 3 orders of magnitude
  • Real-time imaging for quick positioning and focusing of samples
  • Onscreen integration — No need to save an image; simply "freeze" it at the desired intensity
  • Thorough instructions provided in quick guides to guide you from acquisition to analysis using the fewest steps possible
  • FireWire interface for rapid data transfer
  • Upgradable to the ChemiDoc™ XRS system
  • Ability to acquire, optimize, quantitate, and document all of your gel data on a single computer
CCD resolution 1,360 x 1,024 (H x V)
Pixel density 12-bit (4,096 gray levels)
Pixel size 4.6 x 4.6 µm (H x V)
Dynamic range 3 orders of magnitude
Motorized zoom lens C-mount, f/1.2, 8.5–51 mm
Illumination modes Trans-UV, white, epi-white
Excitation source 254, 302, 365 nm, and white light
Filter positions Fluorescence: 2
Emission filters 1 included (amber)
Transillumination area 25 x 26 cm
Software compatibility Windows and Mac OS
Dimensions (W x D x H) 60 x 36 x 96 cm
Weight 32 kg
White Light Transilluminator

170-7950EDU
Pkg of 1, universal hood, for viewing Fast Blast stained DNA or Coomassie stained proteins, viewing surface 21 x 31 cm, lays flat on benchtop; education use only

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4000129-14 Instruction Manual, The Discovery Series: PDQuest 2-D Analysis Software, Rev A Click to download
4000126-14 Instruction Manual, The Discovery Series: Quantity One 1-D Analysis Software, Rev A Click to download
2577 Instruction Manual, Molecular Imager Gel Doc XR and ChemiDoc XRS Systems Installation Guide, Rev B Click to download
4000177 Instruction Manual, IPD Multi-Color Imaging Target, Rev A Click to download
MI1708062BB Instruction Manual, Gel Doc XR and ChemiDoc XRS Systems, Rev G Click to download
2589 Not All Bits Are Created Equal Click to download
2972 Molecular Imager Gel Documentation Systems Brochure, Rev G Click to download