ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System #12003154



The ChemiDoc MP Imaging System is a full-feature, best-in-class instrument for imaging and quantifying nucleic acid and protein in gels and western blots. It is capable of imaging fluorescent western blots (RGB, far-red, near-IR), chemiluminescent western blots, all common nucleic acid and protein gel stains, plus stain-free gels. 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 MP Imaging System for flexible, high-sensitivity multiplex fluorescent and chemiluminescence western blot detection, imaging gels, analysis and documentation. This system is compatible with a wide range of fluorophores (see the fluorophore compatibility chart), such as StarBright™ Secondary Antibodies, ethidium bromide, SYPRO Ruby, Coomassie, and silver stains.

Features and Benefits

  • Sensitive detection — detects RGB and far red/near IR secondary antibodies with low fluorescence background
  • Multiplex fluorescent western blotting — detects up to three proteins simultaneously and eliminates the need for stripping and reprobing
  • Chemiluminescent western blotting — prolduces images with sensitivity matching x-ray film
  • Easy-to-use software — allows quantitation and analysis of gel and blot images, 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
  • Stain-free protein normalization — stain-free imaging permits the normalization of bands to total protein in both in gels and blots; eliminates the need for housekeeping proteins
  • 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
  • Installation/Operational Qualification Kit — Available for ensuring installation and calibration is properly executed for highly regulated laboratory environments

Product Contents

  • Imager with 12.1” touch-screen display plus internal computer and camera with Image Lab™ Touch Software
  • 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 MP Imaging System Brochure
  • ChemiDoc MP Imaging System Flier
  • ChemiDoc and ChemiDoc MP Imaging Systems with Image Lab Touch Software User Guide
  • Bio-Rad® V3 Western Workflow™
  • Bio-Rad’s Host Cell Protein (HCP) Workflow Quick Guide
  • 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
Trans-white (requires White Sample Tray)
Trans-blue, 450–490 nm excitation (requires Blue Sample Tray)
Epi-blue, 460–490 nm excitation
Epi-green, 520–545 nm excitation
Epi-red, 625–650 nm excitation
Epi-far red, 650–675 nm excitation
Epi-near IR, 755–777 nm excitation
Filter and application
590/110 nm standard filter to perform protein and DNA gel and blot imaging
Chemiluminescence filter
518–546 nm filter for blue-excitable fluorophores and stains
577–613 nm filter for green-excitable fluorophores and stains
675–725 nm for red-excitable fluorophores and stains
700–730 nm filter for far red-excitable fluorophores and stains
813–860 nm for near IR-excitable fluorophores and stains
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)