GE Healthcare Life Sciences Launches ImageQuant™ LAS 500 for Image Capture of Labelled Biomolecules
Published: Apr 25, 2012
All tasks on the ImageQuant LAS 500 are controlled via the integrated touchscreen including the automatic overlay function which allows users to compare chemiluminescent samples to a coloured molecular weight marker and estimate the detected proteins’ size and orientation on the membrane. The system is fitted with a 16-bit, 8.3 megapixel Peltier cooled, CCD camera with a 30mm fixed focus lens that cools to -25°C in less than 5 minutes, enabling rapid image capture. Combined with binning and advanced CCD read-out technology (patent-pending) this significantly reduces noise levels and improves both the sensitivity and linearity of the system.
Able to be installed within minutes, without the need of a service engineer, the ImageQuant LAS 500 has a lab footprint the same as a typical laptop computer (30x28 cm). The fully integrated system does not require a dedicated PC and, using the intuitive analysis software, images can either be stored directly on to USB or transferred via a network connection to other devices.
As part of a start to finish Western blotting workflow, the ImageQuant LAS 500 has proven compatibility with GE Healthcare (AmershamTM ECLTM) blotting reagents to give reproducible, high-quality data. For more information visit: http://www.gewesternblotting.com