GE Typhoon Phosphorimager

Typhoon FLA 9500 is a variable mode laser scanner with modular access to the optical components, providing both versatile and flexible imaging for precise quantitation of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules.

The system provides several imaging modes at any time, including fluorescence and chemifluorescence, filmless autoradiography, and digitization of colorimetrically-stained samples (e.g., Coomassie™ blue and silver stain). It is also adequate for quantitative chemiluminescent imaging that does not require maximum sensitivity.

The system is optimized for 2-D DIGE imaging for differential protein expression studies, ECL Plus chemifluorescent imaging for quantitative protein detection by Western blotting, and multifluorescent ECL Plex imaging for precise quantitation of two or more proteins in the same blot.

Typhoon FLA 9500 comes equipped with both bi-alkali and multialkali photomultiplier tubes (PMT). This combination provides excellent detection over a very broad spectrum. Each PMT is selected for optimal response to the detected emission wavelength.

The system accommodates four automated filters. Filters are easily accessed and exchanged without tools for attaining optimal imaging conditions.

Stages give the optimal imaging conditions for a range of samples. Samples include agarose and polyacrylamide gels, membranes, DIGE gels, radioisotope-labeled samples, as well as microplates and glass slides with the TP plug-in. The system can simultaneously scan two DIGE gels, each measuring up to 20 x 25 cm. The stages are easily removed from the system for cleaning.