iBright Imaging Systems

Simplify western blot and gel documentation

The Invitrogen iBright 1500 Series Imaging Systems balance powerful features and hardware in a package that is easy to use for researchers of all experience levels. Feel at home with our touchscreen interface carefully crafted to provide smooth image capture experience. Get publication quality data fast with a powerful 9.1MP camera and a suite of automated features. Streamline image analysis with built-in on-instrument software or our standalone iBright Analysis Software. Understand your data better with straightforward total lane protein and house-keeping protein normalization workflows. Read on to find the right iBright Imager for your needs.

  iBright CL1500 Imaging System
iBright CL1000 Imaging System
iBright FL1500 Imaging System
iBright FL1000 Imaging System
Main supported imaging applications
Colorimetric stained protein gels    
Fluorescent stained protein gels    
Fluorescent stained nucleic acid gels    
Colorimetric stained membranes    
Chemiluminescent western blots    
Colorimetric western blots    
Fluorescent western blots    
Qualitative* visible imaging applications
Translucent objects (e.g., colony plates)    
Opaque objects (e.g., 2D strips, TLC plates, leaf sections)    
GFP expression in multiwell (e.g., 6-well) plates    
Camera
Detector Cooled 16-bit CCD, 65,535 shades of gray
Resolution 9.1 megapixels
Lens Fixed, 25 mm, f/0.95
Field of view 22.5 x 18.0 cm (W x D) (image up to 4 mini blots or gels)
Binning modes 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 8x8
Zoom 1–8X (1–2X mechanical + 1–4X digital)
System interface
Touchscreen 12.1 inch capacitive LCD display, 1,024 x 768 pixels
Storage and connectivity
USB 2 USB (2.0)
Network Ethernet port, Connect (cloud-based) connectivity, optional Wi-Fi (adapter sold separately)
Image file format G2i (proprietary), TIFF, JPG, PNG
Report file format PDF and CSV
Hard drive 256 GB SSD
System software
Automated featured
  • Automatic zoom
  • Automatic focus
  • Automatic exposure (Smart Exposure)
  • Automatic on-board image analysis
Stand-alone analysis applications
  • iBright Analysis Software—desktop version (macOS™ or Windows™ operating systems)
  • iBright Analysis Software—Connect (cloud-based) version
Shipping
Dimensions (L x W x H): 68 x 38 x 60 cm
Weight Approximately 50 kg (110 lbs)

* Applications provide a qualitative visualization of the object or confirmation of the presence of signal. Not recommended for quantitation.

The iBright 1500 Series Imaging Systems consist of two models: the iBright FL1500 Imaging System and the iBright CL1500 Imaging System. The iBright FL1500 Imaging System is our premier instrument, and supports the main imaging applications of fluorescent, chemiluminescent, and colorimetric western blots, in addition to fluorescent stained nucleic acid gels, fluorescent stained protein gels, colorimetric stained protein gels, and colorimetric membrane stains. We also offer the iBright CL1500 Imaging System, which features the same imaging capabilities as the iBright FL1500 Imaging System, but without fluorescent western blot imaging functionality.

Features of the iBright 1500 Series Imaging Systems:

  • 9.1 MP cooled CCD camera: high sensitivity and dynamic range to help enable the detection of subtle differences in samples
  • Five fluorescence channels: multiplex and capture up to four proteins in a single blot for more meaningful and representative experiments (FL1500 model only)
  • Smart Exposure technology: provides rapid determination of optimal exposure time
  • Simple interface: clear layout of functions and features combined with a 12.1-inch capacitive touchscreen for a smooth imaging experience
  • Advanced automated features: automatic sample rotation, automatic zoom, and automatic focus help streamline image capture
  • 22.5 x 18.0-cm field of view: large field of view for high-throughput imaging (image up to four mini or two midi blots at a time)
  • Green LED-based transilluminator: effectively excite popular DNA dyes such as ethidium bromide and Invitrogen SYBR Green dyes with an alternative to UV-based transilluminators
  • Flexible connectivity: export captured images via ethernet connection, Wi-Fi (with optional accessory), USB, or directly to Connect (cloud-based platform)
  • Multiple image analysis options: perform densitometry, quantitation, and normalization directly on iBright using the on-instrument software, or with our standalone iBright Analysis Software (available in both desktop and cloud-based versions)

We are working on creating new videos for the iBright 1500 Series Imaging Systems.

For reference below are videos for our previous iBright 1000 Series Imaging Systems. We’ve made many improvements with our 1500 Series models – so check back soon for our new videos!

Watch our short video to learn more about the main features and functions

Capture images and analyze data from your western blots and gels efficiently and easily using the Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems. With an artful blend of modern design and performance, enhance your imaging workflow today.

How to capture images with Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems

Capturing high-quality images of western blots and gels is easy with Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems. Watch our short how-to video to visualize the straightforward image capture workflow.

How to analyze images with Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems

Analyze image data directly on Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems. Watch our short how-to video to see the smooth on-board data analysis workflow.

How to export images with Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems

Exporting images captured on Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems is simple. Watch our short how-to video to view the uncomplicated image export workflow.

  iBright CL1500 Imaging System
iBright CL1000 Imaging System
iBright FL1500 Imaging System
iBright FL1000 Imaging System
Main supported imaging applications
Colorimetric stained protein gels    
Fluorescent stained protein gels    
Fluorescent stained nucleic acid gels    
Colorimetric stained membranes    
Chemiluminescent western blots    
Colorimetric western blots    
Fluorescent western blots    
Qualitative* visible imaging applications
Translucent objects (e.g., colony plates)    
Opaque objects (e.g., 2D strips, TLC plates, leaf sections)    
GFP expression in multiwell (e.g., 6-well) plates    
Camera
Detector Cooled 16-bit CCD, 65,535 shades of gray
Resolution 9.1 megapixels
Lens Fixed, 25 mm, f/0.95
Field of view 22.5 x 18.0 cm (W x D) (image up to 4 mini blots or gels)
Binning modes 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 8x8
Zoom 1–8X (1–2X mechanical + 1–4X digital)
System interface
Touchscreen 12.1 inch capacitive LCD display, 1,024 x 768 pixels
Storage and connectivity
USB 2 USB (2.0)
Network Ethernet port, Connect (cloud-based) connectivity, optional Wi-Fi (adapter sold separately)
Image file format G2i (proprietary), TIFF, JPG, PNG
Report file format PDF and CSV
Hard drive 256 GB SSD
System software
Automated featured
  • Automatic zoom
  • Automatic focus
  • Automatic exposure (Smart Exposure)
  • Automatic on-board image analysis
Stand-alone analysis applications
  • iBright Analysis Software—desktop version (macOS™ or Windows™ operating systems)
  • iBright Analysis Software—Connect (cloud-based) version
Shipping
Dimensions (L x W x H): 68 x 38 x 60 cm
Weight Approximately 50 kg (110 lbs)

* Applications provide a qualitative visualization of the object or confirmation of the presence of signal. Not recommended for quantitation.

The iBright 1500 Series Imaging Systems consist of two models: the iBright FL1500 Imaging System and the iBright CL1500 Imaging System. The iBright FL1500 Imaging System is our premier instrument, and supports the main imaging applications of fluorescent, chemiluminescent, and colorimetric western blots, in addition to fluorescent stained nucleic acid gels, fluorescent stained protein gels, colorimetric stained protein gels, and colorimetric membrane stains. We also offer the iBright CL1500 Imaging System, which features the same imaging capabilities as the iBright FL1500 Imaging System, but without fluorescent western blot imaging functionality.

Features of the iBright 1500 Series Imaging Systems:

  • 9.1 MP cooled CCD camera: high sensitivity and dynamic range to help enable the detection of subtle differences in samples
  • Five fluorescence channels: multiplex and capture up to four proteins in a single blot for more meaningful and representative experiments (FL1500 model only)
  • Smart Exposure technology: provides rapid determination of optimal exposure time
  • Simple interface: clear layout of functions and features combined with a 12.1-inch capacitive touchscreen for a smooth imaging experience
  • Advanced automated features: automatic sample rotation, automatic zoom, and automatic focus help streamline image capture
  • 22.5 x 18.0-cm field of view: large field of view for high-throughput imaging (image up to four mini or two midi blots at a time)
  • Green LED-based transilluminator: effectively excite popular DNA dyes such as ethidium bromide and Invitrogen SYBR Green dyes with an alternative to UV-based transilluminators
  • Flexible connectivity: export captured images via ethernet connection, Wi-Fi (with optional accessory), USB, or directly to Connect (cloud-based platform)
  • Multiple image analysis options: perform densitometry, quantitation, and normalization directly on iBright using the on-instrument software, or with our standalone iBright Analysis Software (available in both desktop and cloud-based versions)

We are working on creating new videos for the iBright 1500 Series Imaging Systems.

For reference below are videos for our previous iBright 1000 Series Imaging Systems. We’ve made many improvements with our 1500 Series models – so check back soon for our new videos!

Watch our short video to learn more about the main features and functions

Capture images and analyze data from your western blots and gels efficiently and easily using the Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems. With an artful blend of modern design and performance, enhance your imaging workflow today.

How to capture images with Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems

Capturing high-quality images of western blots and gels is easy with Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems. Watch our short how-to video to visualize the straightforward image capture workflow.

How to analyze images with Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems

Analyze image data directly on Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems. Watch our short how-to video to see the smooth on-board data analysis workflow.

How to export images with Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems

Exporting images captured on Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems is simple. Watch our short how-to video to view the uncomplicated image export workflow.