There are two models of the iBright™ 1500 Series available: the iBright™ CL1500 and the iBright™ FL1500. The iBright™ FL1500 is our flagship instrument, capable of imaging 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 (Figure 1). The iBright™ CL1500 model has the same imaging capabilities as the iBright™ FL1500, with the exception that it does not have the ability to capture and analyse fluorescent western blot images.


Figure 1 Examples of imaging applications

iBright 1500 series imagers offer up to five imaging modes to support your multiple applications. Efficiently and easily capture data from colorimetric protein gels, nucleic acid gels, chemiluminescent western blots, fluorescent western blots and more.

The iBright™ 1500 Series Imaging Systems contain a 9.1 megapixel cooled CCD camera that is highly sensitive and has a dynamic range, designed to provide robust, crystal-clear, publication-quality images (Figure 2). It features Smart Exposure™ acquisition technology, which provides rapid determination of optimal exposure times. This ultimately minimises the need to repeat exposures to get the desired signal, making manual exposure times something of the past (Figure 2). 

Figure 2 Powerful 9.1 megapixel cooled CCD camera with Smart Exposure™ Technology

Capture crisp, clear, publication-quality images with a 9.1 megapixel cooled CCD camera.

Smart Exposure™ technology rapidly determines optimal exposure time, minimizing the potential for over- or underexposed images and the need to repeat exposures to get the desired signal.


Both models have a simple interface with functions displayed on a 12.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, making the imaging experience intuitive and easy for the end user (Figure 3). Advanced features, such as automatic sample rotation, automatic zoom and automatic focus, help to streamline the process that would otherwise have been done manually.