Image Lab Software Suite

Bio-Rad provides a suite of imaging software that allows you to acquire and analyze robust, publishable results with ease.

Image Lab Touch Software

  • Easy and intuitive onboard acquisition software
  • Teaches as you tap and explore
  • Selects optimal light source
  • Permits both manual entry and automated calculation of exposure times

Image Lab Touch Software Demos

ChemiDoc MP Imaging System Demo »
GelDoc Go Imaging System Demo »

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3 Clicks to Acquisition

  • Small, Medium, or Large

    Define image size

  • Application and Exposure

    Select application and exposure

  • Acquire Image

    Acquire image.
    Save or export via USB or Ethernet

Image Lab Software

  • Powerful software package for acquisition and analysis
  • Available for Mac & PC Users
  • Robust analysis package provides automated detection of lanes and bands and simplified normalization process with complete report
  • Acquisition for GS-900, ChemiDoc XRS+, GelDoc XR+, GelDoc EZ and other non-touch screen imaging systems

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Image Lab Touch Software version 3.01 now available for ChemiDoc and ChemiDoc MP imaging systems.

Contact your representative or order your copy now.

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Software & Instrument Compatibility

    Onboard Acquisition
    Desktop Analysis
    Acquisition & Analysis

Image Lab Touch 3.0 and 3.0.1 Software
Image Lab Touch 2.4 Software
Image Lab 6.1
Software For Mac
Image Lab 6.1
Software For Windows
Image Lab 6.1 Software Security Edition for Windows*
ChemiDoc MP Imaging System
(version 3.0.1)
ChemiDoc Imaging System
(version 3.0.1)
GelDoc Go System
(version 3.0)
ChemiDoc XRS+ System          
GS-900 Densitometry System          
ChemiDoc MP Legacy System (Discontinued)          
Gel Doc XR+ System (Discontinued)          
Gel Doc EZ System (Discontinued)          

*US FDA CFR Part 11
For researchers requiring a software package that helps enable US FDA CFR 21 Part 11 compliance please consider purchasing Image Lab Software Security Edition. This software package and US FDA CFR 21 Part 11 adherence are compatible with all imaging systems except the ChemiDoc Touch System.


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  • Image Lab Touch Software Tutorials

    Image Lab Touch Software Resources

    View instructional videos for Image Lab Touch Software covering the primary applications of the ChemiDoc MP Imaging System. Topics include: logging in, Smart Tray Technology, capturing your image, and exporting data.

  • Image Lab Software Tutorials

    Image Lab Software Resources

    View Image Lab Software tutorials for basic acquisition and advanced analysis. Topics include densitometric analysis, molecular weight, normalization, purity assessment, and more!

Free 26-Lane Electrophoresis & Western Blotting Layout Post-It Pad

Plan, track, and never miss another step.


Application Guides

  • Western Blot Dr. Troubleshooting Guide

    Western Blot Doctor Troubleshooting Guide

    Our self-help troubleshooting guide covers solutions to many common and not-so-common western blotting issues and helps your blots look their best.

  • Protein Blotting Guide

    Protein Blotting Guide
    (PDF 7.9 MB)

    Details on blotting technology, available products, and methods, plus tips, techniques, and troubleshooting.

  • Electrophoresis Guide

    Electrophoresis Guide
    (PDF 6.4 MB)

    A guide to polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and protein detection, including theory, product selection, protocols, and more.

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