iBright Imaging Systems

All-in-one western blot imaging and gel documentation instruments

Capture images and analyze data from your western blots and gels efficiently and easily using the Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems. These high-performance instruments enhance the imaging experience through advanced automated features and an interface that is easy to use for researchers of all experience levels. Be empowered to take on your research challenges and discover western blot and gel imaging designed to work for you.

  iBright CL1000 Imaging System
iBright CL1000 Imaging System
iBright FL1000 Imaging System
iBright FL1000 Imaging System
Applications
Chemiluminescence western blot Yes
Protein gels Yes
DNA gels Yes
Multiplex western blots No Yes
RGB fluorescence western blots No Yes
Near-IR western blots No Yes
System hardware
Excitation source Green LED transillumination  Green LED transillumination, Epi-LEDs
Filter wheel 2 filter positions, motorized 7 filter positions, motorized
Camera
Detector Cooled 16-bit CCD
Lens 25 mm, f/0.95
Resolution 9.1 megapixels
Field of view 22.5 x 18.0 cm
Binning modes 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 8x8
Automated Features
Auto-exposure Smart Exposure technology: provides rapid determination of optimal exposure
Automatic sample rotation Automatically rotates samples +/- 10
Zoom 2x mechanical zoom
Automatic focus Automatic and manual focus
Analysis software On-board analysis, iBright Analysis Software (available in desktop and cloud-based versions)
System interface
Touch screen display 12.1 inch, capacitive touch screen
Computer Internal
Storage and connectivity
Integrated hard drive 64 GB (additional 10 GB of expandable cloud storage included)
USB Yes
Network Yes
Image file format Proprietary image format (G2I), TIFF, JPG, PNG, PDF
Shipping
Dimensions (L x W x H)  68 x 38 x 60 cm
Weight 50 kg (110 lbs)

Capture images and analyze data from western blots and gels efficiently and easily with the Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems. These high-performance instruments enhance the imaging experience through powerful hardware, advanced automated technologies, and an interface that is easy to use for researchers of all experience levels.

Two iBright Imaging System models are available: the iBright CL1000 and iBright FL1000. The iBright CL1000 model is capable of imaging chemiluminescent western blots in addition to stained protein and nucleic acid gels. The iBright FL1000 model features the same imaging modes as the iBright CL1000 model, yet also offers fluorescent blot imaging capability.

Feature overview of the iBright Imaging Systems:

  • 9.1 MP cooled CCD camera: high sensitivity and dynamic range to help enable the detection of subtle differences in samples
  • 5 fluorescence channels: multiplex and capture up to 4 proteins in a single blot for more meaningful and representative experiments (FL1000 model only)
  • Smart Exposure technology: provides rapid determination of optimal exposure time to help minimize the need to repeat exposures
  • 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, 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 4 mini or 2 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)

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 CL1000 Imaging System
iBright CL1000 Imaging System
iBright FL1000 Imaging System
iBright FL1000 Imaging System
Applications
Chemiluminescence western blot Yes
Protein gels Yes
DNA gels Yes
Multiplex western blots No Yes
RGB fluorescence western blots No Yes
Near-IR western blots No Yes
System hardware
Excitation source Green LED transillumination  Green LED transillumination, Epi-LEDs
Filter wheel 2 filter positions, motorized 7 filter positions, motorized
Camera
Detector Cooled 16-bit CCD
Lens 25 mm, f/0.95
Resolution 9.1 megapixels
Field of view 22.5 x 18.0 cm
Binning modes 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 8x8
Automated Features
Auto-exposure Smart Exposure technology: provides rapid determination of optimal exposure
Automatic sample rotation Automatically rotates samples +/- 10
Zoom 2x mechanical zoom
Automatic focus Automatic and manual focus
Analysis software On-board analysis, iBright Analysis Software (available in desktop and cloud-based versions)
System interface
Touch screen display 12.1 inch, capacitive touch screen
Computer Internal
Storage and connectivity
Integrated hard drive 64 GB (additional 10 GB of expandable cloud storage included)
USB Yes
Network Yes
Image file format Proprietary image format (G2I), TIFF, JPG, PNG, PDF
Shipping
Dimensions (L x W x H)  68 x 38 x 60 cm
Weight 50 kg (110 lbs)

Capture images and analyze data from western blots and gels efficiently and easily with the Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems. These high-performance instruments enhance the imaging experience through powerful hardware, advanced automated technologies, and an interface that is easy to use for researchers of all experience levels.

Two iBright Imaging System models are available: the iBright CL1000 and iBright FL1000. The iBright CL1000 model is capable of imaging chemiluminescent western blots in addition to stained protein and nucleic acid gels. The iBright FL1000 model features the same imaging modes as the iBright CL1000 model, yet also offers fluorescent blot imaging capability.

Feature overview of the iBright Imaging Systems:

  • 9.1 MP cooled CCD camera: high sensitivity and dynamic range to help enable the detection of subtle differences in samples
  • 5 fluorescence channels: multiplex and capture up to 4 proteins in a single blot for more meaningful and representative experiments (FL1000 model only)
  • Smart Exposure technology: provides rapid determination of optimal exposure time to help minimize the need to repeat exposures
  • 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, 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 4 mini or 2 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)

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.