ChemiDoc™ Imaging System #12003153



The ChemiDoc Imaging System allows sensitive imaging and documentation of DNA/protein gels and chemiluminescent western blots. It can perform a wide range of blotting applications including Stain-Free technology, ethidium bromide, SYPRO Ruby, Coomassie, and silver stains. Includes internal computer, 12” touch-screen display, camera, Blot/UV/Stain-Free Sample Tray, Image Lab™ Touch Software, and Image Lab Software.



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Request a Demo Use the ChemiDoc Imaging System for flexible, high-sensitivity multiplex fluorescent and chemiluminescence western blot detection, imaging gels, analysis, and documentation. The versatile system can perform a wide range of blotting applications including stain-free technology, chemiluminescent detection, ethidium bromide, SYPRO Ruby, Coomassie and silver stains.

Features and Benefits

  • All-in-one flexible imaging — get precise, reproducible chemiluminescent and colorimetric blot detection, analysis, and gel documentation in a single system
  • Sample Trays and Smart Tray Technology™ — three sample trays available to cover diverse imaging applications. Smart Tray Technology automatically recognizes the application-specific trays and adjusts imaging parameters and software options accordingly
  • Stain-free protein normalization — stain-free imaging permits the normalization of bands to total protein in both in gels and blots; eliminate the need for housekeeping proteins
  • Ease of use — features include automatic selection of optimal light source by application, auto focus, auto exposure, and preview features ensure optimal images. Learn in minutes with on screen help
  • Installation/Operational Qualification Kit — Available for ensuring installation and calibration is properly executed for highly regulated laboratory environments

Product Contents

  • ChemiDoc Imaging System with 12.1” touch-screen display and an internal computer plus camera
  • Blot/UV/Stain-Free Sample Tray for Bio-Rad stain-free gels and blots, fluorescence multiplexing, chemiluminescence detection, ethidium bromide and SYPRO Ruby (12003028)
  • Image Lab™ Desktop Software to install on your computer

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Supporting Documents

  • ChemiDoc Imaging System Flier
  • ChemiDoc and ChemiDoc MP Imaging Systems with Image Lab Touch Software User Guide
  • Bio-Rad® V3 Western Workflow™
  • ChemiDoc and ChemiDoc MP Imaging Systems with Image Lab Touch Software Installation Qualification (IQ) Protocol
  • ChemiDoc and ChemiDoc MP Imaging Systems with Image Lab Touch Software Operational Qualification (OQ) Protocol

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Automation Capabilities
Smart Tray Technology™
Automatic recognition of application-specific tray and adjustment of imaging parameters and software options
Precalibrated focus for any zoom setting or sample height
Two user-defined modes (rapid or optimal auto-exposure) for all blot and gel imaging applications
Image flat fielding
Dynamic; precalibrated and optimized for each application
Touch-screen functionality
Multitouch capability (2 points) 12.1" display
Maximum image area (W x H)
21 x 16.8 cm
Cooled CCD, 6 megapixels
Dynamic range 
>4 orders of magnitude
Illumination sources
Trans-UV, 302 nm excitation
Epi-white (requires White Sample Tray)
Trans-blue, 450–490 nm excitation (requires Blue Sample Tray)
Chemiluminescence detector
590/110 nm standard emission filter for protein and DNA gel and blot imaging
Data output
16-bit or 8-bit: SCN, TIFF, JPEG files
Instrument weight
35 kg (78 lb)
Instrument size (L x W x H)
61 x 51 x 53 cm
Operating voltage
100–250 V
Operating temperature
Operating humidity
10–85% relative humidity (non-condensing)

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