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The Gel Doc EZ System is a compact and automated gel imaging system. Trays specific for different applications afford flexibility, and the included Image Lab™ Software provides publication-quality images and analyzed results with a push of a but


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The Gel Doc EZ System is a compact and automated gel imaging instrument designed to yield publication-quality images and analyzed results with just the push of a button. The Gel Doc EZ System provides unparalleled flexibility with the use of four application-specific trays:

  • UV tray for ethidium bromide staining of DNA gels and fluorescence imaging
  • White tray for Coomassie, copper, silver, and zinc stains
  • Blue tray for nucleic acid applications with SYBR stains
  • Stain-free tray for stain-free imaging with Bio-Rad stain-free gels

The intuitive Image Lab Software bundled with the Gel Doc EZ Gel Imaging System includes capabilities such as auto image capture, auto analysis, user preferences, and many other features, making gel imaging and analysis incredibly easy.

Features and Benefits of the Gel Doc EZ System

  • Easy to use — researchers unfamiliar with the Gel Doc EZ imaging system can learn to use it quickly and easily because there is no need for manual control of filters, lens, or lights. Create a default protocol once, then use the green button on the front of the instrument to use these gel imaging and analysis settings time and again
  • Publication-quality images and full data analysis — get clean and smooth publication-ready images with decreased pixelation when images are cropped or zoomed. Get analyzed results including relative molecular weights, bands quantitation, Excel reports, PDFs, and more in a matter of minutes
  • Time and space savings — obtain results faster without spending time on various steps in image acquisition and save valuable bench space using this compact system
  • Modular design and flexible options — use specific trays for different gel imaging applications. Clearly defined and color-coded trays eliminate confusion. Purchase only what you need and upgrade as your research needs change
  • Stain-free technology — condense your 2 hr Coomassie protocol into a 5 min stain-and-image step with this stain-free gel imaging system. Bio-Rad stain-free gels are western blot compatible, allowing you to check electrophoresis results and quality prior to western blotting. These “green” gels provide equal or better sensitivity than Coomassie staining and eliminate organic waste disposal problems

Specifications

Applications  
Chemiluminescence No
Fluorescence* Yes (stain-free imaging* and UV-excitable dyes)
*requires Bio-Rad stain-free gels
Colorimetry/densitometry Yes
Gel documentation Yes (Flamingo™, Oriole™, SYPRO Ruby, Coomassie, Fluorescent Orange, or Krypton Stains; ethidium bromide, GelGreen, Gel Red, SYBR® Safe, SYBR® green, or SYBR® Gold dyes; Bio-Rad stain-free gels)
Hardware Specifications  
Maximum sample size 11.2 x 15 cm (4.4 x 6 in)
Maximum image area 11.2 x 15 cm (4.4 x 6 in)
Excitation source Trans UVB (302 nm)
Illumination control 2 modes: Trans-UV, Trans-White
UV tray: 280-400 max 300 nm
Blue tray: 430-460, max 440 nm
White tray: visible spectra
Stain-free tray: requires Bio-Rad stain-free gels
Detector CCD
Image resolution 1392 x 1040 pixels (1.4megapixels)
Emission filters  Tray-based
Dynamic range >3.0 orders of magnitude
Pixel density (gray levels) 4,096
Dynamic flat fielding Yes
Instrument size (L x W x H) 43 x 28 x 38 cm (17 x 11 x 15 in)
Instrument weight 7.3 kg (16 lb)
Operating Ranges  
Operating voltage 110/115/230/240 V AC nominal
Operating temperature 10–28°C (21°C recommended)
Operating humidity <70% noncondensing
Automation Capabilities  
Workflow automated selection Application-driven; user-selected or recalled by a protocol
Workflow automated execution Controlled by a protocol via application-specific setup for image area, illumination source, filter, analysis, and reporting
Workflow reproducibility 100% repeatability via recallable protocols, from image capture to quantitative analysis and reports
Autofocus (patent pending) Precalibrated focus for any zoom setting or sample height
Image flat fielding** Dynamic; precalibrated and optimized per application
**U. S. patent 5,951,838
Auto-exposure 2 user-defined modes (intense or faint bands)

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Gel Doc EZ System

1708270
Gel imaging system, includes darkroom, camera, cables, Image Lab™ software compatible with Windows or Mac OS, and stain-free imaging tray. Additional imaging trays available separately (#170-8271, 170-8272, 170-8273)

This product is being discontinued soon. Please contact customer service for more information.
Stain-Free Sample Tray

1708274
Pkg of 1, sample tray for stain-free gels and blots; for use with Gel Doc EZ system

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Mitsubishi Thermal Printer Paper

1707581
Pkg of 4, printer paper rolls for use with Mitsubishi Thermal Printer (#170-8089)

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Mitsubishi Thermal Printer

1708089
Optional thermal printer, for use with Bio-Rad imaging systems

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Standard 302 nm UV Lamps

1708097
Pkg of 6, 302 nm replacement UV lamps for all ChemiDoc™ and Gel Doc™ Imaging Systems

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(Discontinued) Image Lab™ Software

1709690
Software, PC or Mac, for automated image capture, optimization, and 1-D data analysis, for use with Gel Doc™ EZ, Gel Doc XR+, ChemiDoc™ XRS+, ChemiDoc MP, and GS-900™ imaging systems

This product is no longer available. Please contact technical support for more information on replacement product.

The following replacement is recommended:

  • Image Lab Software on USB drive (12012931)

Documents

Number Description Options
7051 Imaging Systems Family Flier Click to download [ Add to Cart (Free) ]
10000076956 Gel Doc™ EZ Imaging System with Image Lab™ Software Instrument Guide Click to download
10040758 Instruction Manual, Image Lab™ Software: Imaging Stain-Free Gels and Blots, Rev B Click to download
6008 Comparison of the Criterion TGX Stain-Free Precast Gel System and Standard Coomassie Staining Procedures for Running and Imaging Protein Gels Click to download
5939 Overcoming the Coomassie Blues, Rev A Click to download
5782 In-Gel Protein Quantitation Using the Criterion Stain-Free Gel Imaging System Click to download
5810 Compatibility of the Criterion Stain-Free Gel Imaging System with Mass Spectrometric Protein Analysis Click to download
6001 Rapid Validation of Purified Proteins Using Criterion Stain-Free Gels Click to download
6147 Robust Transfer of Proteins to Membranes Across a Wide Range of pI and Mass Using the Trans-Blot Turbo System, Rev B Click to download

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