Replacing lumi-imager F1

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EvoRoadster
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Replacing lumi-imager F1

Since Roche is no longer supporting the chemilumi-imager F1 we have decided to replace it. Does anyone have any recommendations or favorite systems?

Tony Rook
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EvoRoadster:

EvoRoadster:

I currently use UVP for gel documentation, which I found both easy to use and economical.

In case your feeling like researching this a bit further here are some rather comprehensive reviews on the topic.

Philip E. Stanley. A survey of more than 90 commercially available luminometers and imaging devices for low-light measurements of chemiluminescence and bioluminescence, including instruments for manual, automatic and specialized operation, for HPLC, LC, GLC and microtitre plates. Part 1: Descriptions. Journal of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence. 2005. Volume 7, Issue 2 , Pages 77 - 108
DOI 10.1002/bio.1170070202

Abstract:
This survey was compiled in January and February 1992 from information available in public domain literature requested by and supplied to the author by numerous companies in the previous two months. More than 90 luminometers (manual, automatic, microtitre plate, HPLC, LC, GLC, imaging and specials) from more than 60 companies are included. Each company was invited to supply company brochures, technical details, user manual and information about software and any other information concerning their product(s). The response varied from a single information sheet to promotional material and up to full product information and specification with technical details, user manuals and scientific publications. Where an instrument is dedicated to a single task the company may have only provided details relevant to accomplishing that task. Part 2 of this survey will contain photographs of some of the luminometers. It is intended that updates to this review will be published at least annually in this journal and suppliers are invited to provide full technical details of new luminometric equipment to the author.

Philip E. Stanley. A survey of more than 90 commercially available luminometers and imaging devices for low-light measurements of chemiluminescence and bioluminescence, including instruments for manual, automatic and specialized operation, for HPLC, LC, GLC and microtitre plates. Part 2: Photographs. Journal of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence. 2005. Volume 7, Issue 3 , Pages 157 - 169
DOI 10.1002/bio.1170070302

Abstract:
Part 1 of this survey comprised a description of the luminometers (J. Biolumin. Chemilumin. 7, 77-108 (1992)) and was compiled in January and February 1992 from information available in public domain literature requested by and supplied to the author by numerous companies in the previous two months. This part includes photographs of around 40 of these instruments. It is intended that updates to this review will be published at least annually in this journal and suppliers are invited to provide full technical details of new luminometric equipment to the author.

Philip E. Stanley. A survey of some commercially available kits and reagents which include bioluminescence or chemiluminescence for their operation: Including immunoassays, hybridization, labels, probes, blots and ATP-based rapid microbiology. Products from more than forty companies. Journal of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence. 2005. Volume 8, Issue 2 , Pages 51 - 63
DOI 10.1002/bio.1170080202

Abstract:
This survey was compiled between January and November 1992 from public domain information requested by the author from companies specializing in these products. It includes individual sections giving the name and address of each company together with brief details of their (a) kits used for assay of certain analytes in the routine laboratory and (b) reagents used mainly as research tools. This survey is a companion to a previous survey about 90 commercially available luminometers (Stanley PE. J Biolumin Chemilum 1992; 7: 77-108 and 157-69).

Philip E. Stanley. Commercially available luminometers and imaging devices for low-light level measurements and kits and reagents utilizing bioluminescence or chemiluminescence: Survey update 5. Journal of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence. 1998. Volume 12, Issue 2 , Pages 61 - 78

Abstract:
This survey was compiled in July 1997 and includes products not covered in the luminometer survey (Jan 1992: Stanley PE, J Biolumin Chemilumin 1992; 7:77-108 and 7:157-69), kits and reagent survey (Nov 1992; Stanley PE, J Biolumin Chemilumin 1993; 8:51-63), update 1 (June 1993: luminometers, kits and reagents, Stanley PE, J Biolumin Chemilumin 1993; 8:237-240) and update 2 (Dec 1993: luminometers, kits and reagents, Stanley PE, J Biolumin Chemilumin 1994; 9:51-3) and update 3 (Feb 1994: luminometers, kits and reagents, Stanley PE, J Biolumin Chemilumin 1994; 9:123-5) and update 4 (June 1996: Stanley PE, J Biolumin Chemilumin 1996; 11:175-91). Technical details are provided together with company address and contact information including email and website where known. Items include: Luminometers, radiometers, low-light imaging, CCD cameras, immunoassays, ATP rapid microbiology, hygiene monitoring, molecular probes, labels, nucleic acid hybridization, reporter genes.

Philip E. Stanley. Commercially available fluorometers, luminometers and imaging devices for low-light level measurements and allied kits and reagents: survey update 6. Luminescence. 1999. Volume 14, Issue 4 , Pages 201 - 213.

Abstract:
This survey was compiled in May and June 1999 and includes products not covered in the previous six surveys since 1992. See Update 5 completed in July 1997 for references to previous surveys (Stanley PE, J Biolumin Chemilumin 1997; 12:61-78). Technical details are provided together with company address and contact information including email and website where known. Products include: Luminometers, radiometers, fluorometers (sometimes spelled fluorimeters), low-light imaging CCD cameras, kits and allied reagents and kits.