|[February 13, 2013]
LI-COR Biosciences Transforms Western Blotting with Innovative New System
LINCOLN, Neb. --(Business Wire)--
Biosciences continues to demonstrate its position as a leader in
laboratory instrument systems as it announces the launch of the C-DiGit™
Blot Scanner. A technological advancement for biotechnology
laboratories, C-DiGit Blot Scanner is a digital replacement for
film-based chemiluminescent Western blots that eliminates the need for a
traditional darkroom. The C-DiGit Blot Scanner does not require changes
to existing protocols yet delivers film-quality chemiluminescent images.
LI-COR Biosciences Transforms Western Blotting with Innovative New System. New system replaces film-based Western Blots and eliminates need for darkroom. (Photo: Business Wire)
"The future availability of film, processing hassles and nvironmental
issues, coupled with budget restraints, are significant concerns for
labs," says Jon Anderson, LI-COR senior scientist. "With the C-DiGit
Blot Scanner, researchers now have an effective solution that is priced
below capital expenditure thresholds."
LI-COR Biosciences' patent-pending technology pairs quality
chemiluminescent images with the versatility of a personal scanner. The
scanner, which is approximately the size of a lab notebook, can easily
be placed on a lab bench or carried to a personal workspace.
"Beta users are not only seeing the C-DiGit scanner as a replacement for
film, but as a means to convert darkroom space to other purposes," says
A single image file from the C-DiGit Blot Scanner captures the full
range of chemiluminescent data for that blot. Image display settings can
be adjusted to render a wide range of different 'exposures' and do not
alter or affect the raw data or signal intensities.
"At LI-COR Biosciences, we look at the market and the needs of our
customers and create solutions to further science," says Bill Biggs,
LI-COR President and CEO. "We saw a need to transform Western blotting,
and believe the C-DiGit Blot Scanner will greatly impact the scientific
To learn more about the C-DiGit Blot Scanner, view a data image gallery
and download white papers about the technology, visit www.mycdigit.com.
About LI-COR Biosciences
LI-COR Biosciences develops the
highest quality fundamental research tools for cellular and molecular
biology and environmental sciences, based on the core technologies of
light, optics and electronics.
LI-COR is the leading manufacturer of near-infrared imaging platforms,
analysis software and IRDye® infrared dye reagents for
quantitative Western blotting, small animal imaging and DNA fragment
LI-COR pioneered the development of near-infrared fluorescence detection
systems for DNA sequencing, and today provides systems for drug
discovery, protein research, small animal imaging, and undergraduate
For the environmental sciences research community, LI-COR develops
instruments for photosynthesis, carbon dioxide analysis and light
measurement. These instruments are recognized worldwide for
standard-setting innovation in plant science research and environmental
Founded in 1971, the privately held company is based in Lincoln,
Nebraska, with subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom. LI-COR
systems are used in over 100 countries and are supported by a global
network of distributors.
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