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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 Imagers offer best-in-class performance with ease of use for fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection and all general gel documentation applications.
Automated gel imaging and documentation for research laboratories and cGMP manufacturing environments.
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.
ChemiDoc Imaging System
Imagine No Compromises
The ChemiDoc MP Imaging System is an instrument for imaging and analyzing gels and western blots. It is designed to address multiplex fluorescent western blotting, chemiluminescence detection, general gel documentation applications, and stain-free technology imaging needs.
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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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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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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Filter by your laboratory set-up and reagents to get a custom western blotting protocol that best fits your needs.
Introducing the Western Blot Learning Center
Perfect your western blotting. Learn from the experts.
Join Bio-Rad western blotting expert Kenneth Oh and his guest speakers for a webinar series that explores the many factors that go into the design and execution of successful and repeatable western blots. Chemiluminescence or fluorescence, qualitative or quantitative western blot, not only will we discuss the how-tos, we'll take a deeper dive and discuss the whys.
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.
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!
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
(PDF 7.9 MB)
Details on blotting technology, available products, and methods, plus tips, techniques, and troubleshooting.
Protein Electrophoresis Guide
(PDF 6.4 MB)
A guide to polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and protein detection, including theory, product selection, protocols, and more.
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.
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.
Prestained and unstained molecular weight standards for protein electrophoresis applications including SDS-PAGE, western blotting, 2-D PAGE, and isoelectric focusing (IEF).
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 products include Stain-Free Western Blotting Workflow, protein transfer systems, blotting membranes, filter paper, premixed blotting buffers and reagents, and detection kits.
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.
SureBeads Protein G Magnetic Beads enable fast, easy, consistent immunoprecipitation without centrifugation.
A four-step solution for biological product analysis, this integrated system enables expedited electrophoresis, simplified staining, easy analysis, and data reproducibility.