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Biorad Gel Doc XR System w/ Universal Hood II

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Biorad Gel Doc XR+ Imaging System

  • High-performance system captures real-time images for accurate sample positioning and focus.
  • Integrated compact darkroom, UV-transilluminator workstation, and user-friendly Image Lab software.
  • Flexible lens controls available both onscreen and on the instrument control panel.
  • Optimized for gel documentation and quantitation of gels stained with various fluorophores.
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Biorad Gel Doc XR System w/ Universal Hood II

The Biorad Gel Doc XR System w/ Universal Hood II is an easy-to-use, high-performance system that captures images in real time, allowing you to more accurately position and focus on your sample. The Gel Doc system combines a compact darkroom, UV-transilluminator workstation, CCD camera, motorized zoom lens, and user-friendly Quantity One software to document and quantitate gels stained with ethidium bromide and other fluorophores. The iris, zoom, and focus of the lens can be manipulated either onscreen within Quantity One software or by the instrument control panel. With Biorad's intuitive software, images acquired with the Gel Doc can be rapidly optimized, annotated, analyzed, and printed.

The Biorad Gel Doc XR System w/ Universal Hood II is fully tested to perform at factory specifications before being shipped.

The Biorad Gel Doc XR System w/ Universal Hood II includes:
  • > Windows 7 Dell Workstation with Quantity One Software, 4.6.9 Basic Version and Image Lab (6.01) Preinstalled
  • > UV Camera
  • > Flat Screen Monitor
  • > Communication Card & Interface Cables
  • > UV Filter
  • > Operator's Manual
  • > Full 180 Day Parts and Labor Warranty
  • > Please Note: The Biorad Gel Doc XR does not directly interface with Image Lab software. Users must use Quantity One software to capture an image of the gel and then import that image into Image Lab for analysis. If you are looking for a system that directly interfaces with Image Lab software please visit our Gel Doc XR+ product listing.

Biorad Gel Doc XR System w/ Universal Hood II Specifications





Note: Use the optional XcitaBlue kit if performing SYBR® Safe DNA applications, because the UV to blue conversion screen allows you to visualize DNA samples while protecting against UV damage.



Gel documentation


Hardware Specifications

Maximum sample size

28 x 36 cm

Maximum image area

19.4 x 26 cm

Excitation source

Epi-white light and trans-UV (302 nm) are standard (optional 365 nm lamp available); optional trans-white conversion screen and XcitaBlue™ UV/blue conversion screen available

Illumination control

3 modes (trans-UV, trans white, epi-white)



Image resolution

4 megapixels

Pixel size (H x V)

4.65 x 4.65 µm

Filter holder

3 positions (2 for filters, 1 without filter)

Emission filters

1 included (standard), 3 optional

Dynamic range

>3.0 orders of magnitude

Pixel density (gray levels)


Dynamic flat fielding

Application specific, for all applications

Instrument size (L x W x H)

36 x 60 x 96 cm

Instrument weight

32 kg

Operating Ranges

Operating voltage

110/115/230 V AC nominal

Operating temperature

10–28°C (21°C recommended)

Operating humidity

<70% noncondensing

Gel Doc XR System Applications:









Gel Documentation


Isotopic Imaging


Biorad Gel Doc XR System w/ Universal Hood II Operators Manual

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 great for the price! December 7, 2021
Reviewer: Rene Mcdaniel from Fontana, CA  
very satisfied. It works well and runs quietly.

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  7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great Products October 15, 2020
Reviewer: Herbert Greene from Glendale, CA  
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  8 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Everything looks good August 12, 2020
Reviewer: Ian Snyder from Mesa, AZ  
We received the Gel Doc and unpacked it. Everything looks good. Also, we were impressed by the crating, very well done. Thanks for everything

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