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Capture and Analysis of Western Blots

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 1:57pm

The Thermo Scientific MYECL Imager is an imaging instrument that delivers one-touch image capture and analysis of protein and nucleic acid gels and Western blots. The Thermo Scientific MYECL Imager is an imaging instrument that delivers one-touch image capture and analysis of protein and nucleic acid gels and Western blots. Featuring a compact, benchtop footprint, the MYECL Imager incorporates charge-coupled device (CCD) camera technology with more than two times the sensitivity of X-ray film and 10 times the dynamic range. The touchscreen controls and on-board computer simplify image acquisition. Researchers set custom exposure ranges with up to five different exposure times or use preset versions. The myECL stores images on an internal drive in a nonproprietary data format for easy sharing. The improved sensitivity and small instrument footprint makes the MYECL Imager an effective substitute for the laboratory darkroom. By eliminating the need for a darkroom to expose X-ray film, labs are able to save time, money and space and reduce environmental impact.

The Thermo Scientific MYImageAnalysis Software supplied with the MYECL Imager instrument is a full-featured program to analyze and edit digital images of stained electrophoresis gels and Western blots. It offers a comprehensive suite of programs to analyze nucleic acid or protein images, including automatic lane and band identification and molecular weight overlay analysis programs. The MYImageAnalysis Software saves image files in a non-proprietary format for easy sharing. Images and data reports can be exported directly to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software for further analysis and presentations.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 800 874 3723, www.thermoscientific.com/pierce

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