Bio-5000 Plus

  • Dual-scan beds:8″x10″ / Gel & Transparent, 8.5″x14″ / Reflective.
  • Auto-Focus Ensures the Best Scanning Quality.
  • The Design of Leak-Free Holders for Electrophoresis Gels.
  • Adopting Energy-Saving LEDs as the Light Source.
  • Convenient MiBio Software for Handling Images of Scanned Electrophoresis Gels.

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Microtek’s Bio-5000 Plus is a two-platform scanner specifically designed for the professionals who focus on scanning and studying of 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 with top quality. By the design of 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 of scanning electrophoresis gels.

Microtek Bio-5000 Plus

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.

Adopting Energy-Saving LEDs as the Light Source

Adopting energy-Saving LEDs as its light source, Bio-5000 Plus not only meets the trend of energy-saving in the world but also shortens the waiting time for the warm-up of the machine.

Additional information

Product Name

Bio-5000 Plus

Model Type


Scanner Type

Flatbed Scanner for Gel Images & Films

Image Sensor Type



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


Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)



Scanable Media Types

Transparent(Wet/ Dry gel, Film), Reflective(Paper)

Supported File Types


Supported Film Types

Min: 0.5" x 0.5"(12.7 x 12.7 mm)
Max: 8" X 10"(215.9 x 254 mm)

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

AC 100V ~ 240V, 50 ~ 60 Hz

Power Consumption

95 Watts Max

System Requirements PC

CD-ROM drive (for installing software)
Color display with 24-bit color output capability
128 MB RAM or more (256 MB recommended)
Pentium III PC or higher with USB port
Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ Windows 7/ 8

Inbox Contents

Scanner unit
Hi-Speed USB cable(USB 2.0)
Power adaptor
Software CD(s)
User’s manual(s)
Film holders (Two glass holders)

Software Included

Microtek MiBio
Microtek ScanWizard Bio
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Photoshop Elements


Film holders (Two glass holders)