Division of Biology and Medicine
BioMed Core Facilities

Li-Cor Odyssey Clx Infrared Fluorescent Western Scanning / Imaging System


licorThe Odyssey Infrared Imaging System allows multiplex Western Blotting and accurate protein detection and quantification using  secondary antibodies labeled with IRDye near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent dyes.


  • Quantitative Western Blots
  • In-Cell Western™ Assay
  • Viral Titration Assays
  • On-Cell Western Assay
  • Tissue Section Imaging
  • RNAi Analysis with NIR Fluorescence
  • Protein Gels
  • EMSA/Gel Shift Assay
  • Glycoprotein Detection
  • In-Gel Western
  • Nucleic Acid Gel Imaging
  • Protease Assay
  • Protein Arrays



Image Field Size 25 cm × 25 cm
Dynamic Range* Manual: 16 bit (>4 logs), Auto: 22 bit (>6 logs)
Laser Lifetime 40,000 hours typical
700 Channel Laser Source Solid-state diode laser at 685 nm
800 Channel Laser Source Solid-state diode laser at 785 nm
Detectors Silicon avalanche photodiodes
Scanning Speed 5-40 cm/s
Resolution 21-337 µm
Focusing Range Microscope is adjustable 0 mm-4 mm above the scan bed to obtain best signal-to-noise ratio.
* This dynamic range is obtained in a single acquisition.  
Operation Specifications  
Operating Conditions 15-35 °C and dew point no greater than 20 °C
Power Requirements Universal input range is between 100-240 VAC (voltage fluctuations not to exceed 10% of the nominal voltage); 4 Amp maximum; at 120V, 0.5 Amp typical when idle; 50/60 Hz.
Size and Weight  
Dimensions (instrument only) 53 cm W × 62 cm D × 37 cm H
  (21" × 24.5" × 15")
  Height with hood fully open is 74 cm (29")
Weight 33 kg (72 lbs)
Software Specifications*  
Empiria Studio® Software Requires a minimum of 8 GB of RAM; 64-bit versions of Windows 7 or 10; Mac OS Sierra or High Sierra
Image Studio™ Software For operating system compatibility, see this table.

*Please contact LI-COR for compatibility with other software packages.