The MicroSCAN is a low-cost documentation system for scanning colorimetric 1-D and 2-D gels, as well as blots and TLC plates. The MicroSCAN’s control software allows rapid generation of high quality images that may then be imported into recommended TotalLab Quant and Phoretix 1D software for analysis. Users may choose between transmittance and reflectance modes in colour and greyscale, and can select their required resolution.