Video Infographic: The Fall of Film and Its Effect on Your Western Blots

Watch the video below to see how the past 23 years have contributed to the volatility of the photographic film market, and to show why the availability of film for your Western blots may be at risk.


Solution – Switch to Digital Imaging for Chemiluminescent Western Blots


Solution – Switch to Infrared Detection and Quantitative Western Blots on LI-COR® Odyssey Imagers

Read our previous blog posts to find out the full story behind why the future of film for life science research may be in peril:

What is the Future of Film Use for Western Blot Imaging?

Western Blot and Hand X-RayX-ray film is a researcher’s Western blotting staple. Chances are you, and many others like you, rely on photographic film to generate results every day. But did you know that the future of this historical technology is being threatened?

Without warning, several modern day innovations have begun to impact its availability. We’ve gathered the facts, and put together some startling information on the future of film.


It’s not clear exactly how long we have until photographic film becomes obsolete, but factors such as:

  • product demand
  • the price of raw production materials, and
  • the decisions of manufacturers

will all have a significant influence on film’s future over the next several years.

Follow the next six blog posts to learn how the three factors above have and will influence the future of photographic film.

If you are starting to worry about film going away, find out about digital imaging for chemiluminescent Western blots or infrared fluorescent Western blots!