CytoSMART™ Lux2 Device: Live imaging system for in-incubator brightfield monitoring of biological cells, Cod Catalog JAB-1004
Live cell culture monitoring and analysis anywhere and anytime
Live-cell imaging has become a desired analytical tool in many cell biology laboratories that operate in the field of neurobiology, developmental biology, pharmacology. Until now live-cell imaging has been difficult, because it required large costly high-end devices that are difficult to operate. The CytoSMART Lux2 provides a small, easy and affordable solution for live-cell imaging. The CytoSMART Lux2 is a compact inverted microscope for bright-field live cell imaging that makes live-cell imaging easy and affordable so it can be used by every biological laboratory. Even in routine cell culture processes.
No issues with environmental controls
Tight control of the environment (e.g. temperature, CO2) is one of the most critical factors determining the success or failure of a live-cell imaging experiment. Using a conventional microscope with a stage-top incubator it can be quite a challenge to maintain the cells in a healthy state and functioning normally for a longer period of time while being imaged. The CytoSMART Lux2 operates at low-voltage and is designed for safe use in a regular CO2 incubator.
Easy data storage and image analysis
The CytoSMART Lux2 can be set to record images at specific intervals for minutes, hours and days. In fact it is one of the few systems that can run for weeks. The recorded images are sent to the CytoSMART Connect Cloud where image analysis software analysis the proliferation by analyzing the occupied area (% confluence) of cell images over time. The image analysis data is graphically represented in a dashboard. Alerts can be set for confluency, meaning you will receive an automatic notification once your cell culture has reached a certain confluency and is ready for splitting or experiments, such as transfection.
With the CytoSMART Lux2 you have a big advantage over your colleagues and competitors. With our cloud based solution, you have access to the following application anywhere and anytime you need it:
- Image cell division
- Monitor cell growth and confluence
- Analyze cell migration and wound healing or scratch assays
- Study the behaviour of stem cells
- Study chemotaxis
Easy access. Anywhere. Anytime.
Thanks to the cloud data storage and image analysis you can access your recording and view the cell culture in almost real-time from anywhere on any pc, tablet or mobile phone. All the recorded data such as images (.jpg files), time-lapse video (.avi files) or temperature data and confluency data (.csv files) can be downloaded for further processing.
Plates, Dishes, Flasks or microfluidic chips
A CytoSMART Lux2 can image cells in a wide range of cell culture vessels including slides, petri dishes, T-flasks, and microplates..