QuantiScan for Windows has similar functionality to sophisticated densitometers but at a fraction of the cost. It is able to analyze a wide variety of material including polyacrylamide and agarose gels, autoradiograms, TLC plates, etc. The program will accept images for analysis directly from any TWAIN compliant scanner as well as most BMP, JPG or uncompressed TIF files. For laned gels of reasonable quality, the analysis is highly automated, allowing extremely high throughput of data. Almost any type of image can be analyzed with the manual modes of Quantiscan. Images can be pre-processed in a variety of ways within QuantiScan including crop, flip, invert, scroll and zoom.
Numeric, graphical and image output can be printed as reports and can also be saved as files or copied to the clipboard. The X,Y coordinates of densitometric profiles can output into a tabbed table for re-plotting in presentation graphics software such as Biosoft's FigSys. There is a separate module for analysis of discrete blots which can also be operated with automatic or manual blot detection. QuantiScan for Windows is compatible with all versions of Windows from 98 onward. The program will operate on any Pentium computer or equivalent with more than 64K RAM.