Bio-5000 Plus

Microtek’s Bio-5000 Plus is a two-platform scanner specifically designed for professionals who focus on scanning and studying biological electrophoresis gels. It is equipped with an optical CCD whose resolution is up to 4800 dpi and the range, between 0.05 and 3.77D, of the optical density, provides you a smarter way to capture differences among each layer of scanned electrophoresis gels. With a built-in Auto-Focus function, Bio-5000 Plus is capable of shifting the focal length to the best position automatically; thus you can get images of top quality. By the design of a twin scan-bed, it is quite convenient to put your Bio-5000 Plus in operation and lowers the risks of mutual infection in experimentation. Therefore, Bio-5000 Plus is the best choice for scanning electrophoresis gels.

Dual-scan beds: 8″x10″ / Gel & Transparent, 8.5″x14″ / Reflective

Auto-Focus Ensures the Best Scanning Quality
Auto Focus is able to change relative distances between the scanned gels and the CCD through the adjustment of the CCD, resulting in better and clearer image quality for a chosen area of the scan automatically.

The Design of Leak-Free Holders for Electrophoresis Gels
With the design of two platforms and leak-free holders, it is not only convenient to scan electrophoresis gels but also lowers the possibility of the happenings for mutual infection in labs.

Convenient MiBio Software for Handling Images of Scanned Electrophoresis Gels
Bundled with convenient and easy-to-use software, you can scan, emphasize and table important information for your scanned electrophoresis gels quickly. Thus, you can proceed further analysis and handling for images of scanned electrophoresis gels.


Item Details
Product Name
Bio-5000 Plus
Scanner Type
Flatbed Scanner for Gel Images & Films
Model Type
Image Sensor Type CCD
Optical: 4800 dpi (5 um spot size, 94 lp/mm)
Hardware: Up to 4800 x 9600 dpi
Default: 300 dpi
Light Source
Scanning Area

Film Scan Area
Min: 0.5″ x 0.5″(12.7 x 12.7 mm)
Max: 8″ X 10″(216 x 254 mm)

Reflective Scan Area
Min: 0.5″ x 0.5″(12.7 x 12.7 mm)
Max: 8.5″ x 14″ (216 x 356 mm)

Scanning Speed
10.13 sec./ 27.58 sec. (Scanning Time/Total Time Including Calibration) : 8”x10“, 300 dpi
Dynamic Range
Transparency: 0.05D ~ 3.7D, 3.77Dmax
Bit Depth
Input: 48-bit color, 16-bit grayscale
Output: 24-bit color, 8-bit grayscale
Connectivity Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
Drivers TWAIN
Scannable Media Types
Transparent(Wet/ Dry gel, Film), Reflective(Paper)
Supported File Types
OS Support
Windows XP/ Vista/ Windows 7/ 8
Dimensions (L x W x H)
22.3″ x 15.1″ x 6.3″ / 567 x 385 x 158 mm
26.4 lbs (12 kg)
Power Source
100 – 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Power Consumption
95 Watts Max
System Requirements for PC
CD-ROM drive (for installing software)
Color display with 24-bit color output capability
4 GB RAM or more
Intel Core i5 Processor at 3.0 GHz PC or higher with Hi-speed USB (USB 2.0) port
Microsoft Windows 7 / 8
Software Included
Microtek MiBio
Microtek ScanWizard Bio
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Scanner unit
Hi-Speed USB cable(USB 2.0)
Power adaptor
Software CD(s)
User’s manual(s)
Film holders (Two glass holders)
* Maximum scanning speed dependent on PC configuration



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