Imaging Systems and Software

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The New ChemiDoc Go Imaging System.

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Bio-Rad provides a full line of imaging systems with intuitive acquisition and data analysis software designed for a large spectrum of protein and nucleic acid applications.

Systems & Software

  • ChemiDoc Imaging Systems

    ChemiDoc Imaging Systems

    ChemiDoc Imagers offer best-in-class performance with ease of use for fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection and all general gel documentation applications.

  • Gel Imaging Systems

    Gel Imaging Systems

    Automated gel imaging and documentation for research laboratories and cGMP manufacturing environments.

  • Image Analysis Software

    Image Analysis Software

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

Stain-Free Western Blotting

Stain-free western blotting allows you to quickly check electrophoresis and blot transfer quality and obtain truly quantitative western blotting results, updating traditional blotting techniques with innovative tools.

Faster Results. Better Data.

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTChemiDoc Go Imaging System: Small Footprint, Big Results

The ChemiDoc Go Imaging System is capable of imaging chemiluminescence, Stain-Free gels and blots, all common nucleic acid and protein gel stains, as well as StarBright Blue 520 and 700 fluorescent blots. Though compact, the ChemiDoc Go utilizes advanced scientific CMOS digital imaging to capture gel and western blot images with the same sensitivity as larger imaging instruments. It is the first gel and western blot imager capable of connecting to the cloud for easy image upload, storage, and access.

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QR code to visualize the compact ChemiDoc Go in your own lab

Scan the QR code to visualize the compact ChemiDoc Go in your own lab (iPhone-worldwide, Android-US only)

Complete Capabilities: Superior Images

Total Protein Normalization


Learn how to properly design a quantitative western blotting experiment and faithfully compare protein expression levels, without concern for changing or overexpressed HKP’s.
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Replaces Film


Save money on consumables and reduce environmental waste without compromising on performance. Get the sensitivity of film and the convenience of digital documentation.
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Multiplex Fluorescence
3 Colors


Save sample, avoid the errors commonly associated with stripping, reprobing, and cutting blots and answer more complex biological questions by optimizing your experiments to fluorescence.
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  • Image Lab Touch Software Tutorials

    Image Lab Touch Software Resources

    Bio-Rad provides instructional videos for Image Lab Touch Software 2.4, 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

    Bio-Rad provides tutorials for basic acquisition and advanced analysis use of Image Lab Software 6.0.1. Topics include, densitometric analysis, molecular weight, normalization, purity assessment, and more!


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

    Protein Electrophoresis Guide
    (PDF 6.4 MB)

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

Free Gel Excision Kit

Sterile and safe removal of bands from gels.

Related Products

  • Trans-Blot Turbo Transfer System

    The Trans-Blot Turbo system is a rapid protein transfer apparatus that can transfer protein to membrane in as little as 3 minutes. Trans-Blot Turbo Transfer Packs provide greater transfer efficiency in less time.

  • Protein Gels

    Protein Gels

    Find the right Bio-Rad protein gel for your application. Choose SDS-PAGE and native PAGE gels, convert to TGX Precast Gels, or choose specialized gel chemistries.

  • Protein Ladders and Standards (Markers)

    Protein Ladders and Standards (Markers)

    Prestained and unstained molecular weight standards for protein electrophoresis applications including SDS-PAGE, western blotting, 2-D PAGE, and isoelectric focusing (IEF).

  • Antibodies


    Find solutions for all your antibody needs: an extensive inventory of primary and secondary antibodies, controls, and reagents plus custom products including monoclonal generation in just 8 weeks.

  • Western Blotting

    Western Blotting

    Western blotting products include Stain-Free Western Blotting Workflow, protein transfer systems, blotting membranes, filter paper, premixed blotting buffers and reagents, and detection kits.

  • Protein Stains

    Protein Stains

    Stains to visualize and quantify protein bands on gels and blots: Coomassie stains, highly sensitive fluorescent stains, silver stains, negative stains, and total protein blot stains.

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    Electrophoresis Chambers

    Our electrophoresis chambers enable rapid, high-resolution protein separation on precast or handcast gels over a variety of different gel sizes.

  • Biologics Analysis Workflow

    Biologics Analysis Workflow

    A four-step solution for biological product analysis, this integrated system enables expedited electrophoresis, simplified staining, easy analysis, and data reproducibility.