CytoSMART Technologies has launched their new brightfield live-cell imaging system – the CytoSMART Lux3 BR. The small brightfield microscope is equipped with a high-quality 6.4 MP CMOS camera.
Like other CytoSMART microscopes, this new live-cell imager is designed to work inside a standard cell culture incubator without disturbing temperature, airflow, and optimum culture conditions for the cells. This allows researchers to perform long-term live-cell imaging experiments, ensuring optimal cell growth and health.
Very detailed brightfield images can be captured using the new device. With 2072 pixel resolution in both x- and y-axes, combined with 1.45 mm field of view, the microscope provides a resolution of 0.7 µm/pixel. Even at the commonly required image resolution of 300 dpi for printed publications, these images can fill the entire page without compromising image quality.
Jan-Willem van Bree, CTO at CytoSMART Technologies, commented: “We are very excited to expand our label-free microscopy solutions for live-cell studies. For cell biologists who want to incorporate live-cell imaging into their workflow, the resolution of live-cell imaging microscopes may be too low for accurately quantifying complex read-outs, such as cell tracking or differentiation processes. This causes inaccurate and variable results that compromise the research output. Unlike the high-end microscopes with incubation box, the Lux3 BR ensures that cultures are not exposed to temperature, humidity, or CO2 fluctuations that can stress the cells, as the device easily fits in every CO2-incubator. It is a powerful addition to each research lab.”
The CytoSMART Lux3 BR setup can be easily expanded to two or even four devices that can be operated and controlled individually via a single laptop. Since both Lux3 BR Duo Kit and Multi Lux3 BR devices can be placed directly next to each other in the same incubator, it allows for systematic comparison of control and treated samples, as all monitored cell cultures are maintained in an identical culture environment.
The main features and benefits of the CytoSMART Lux3 BR include:
- High-quality images and time-lapse movies to investigate the development of cellular processes
- Incubator- and laboratory-friendly due to its compact size and open design
- Remote data access via the CytoSMART Cloud with a smartphone, tablet, or laptop outside the lab
- Flexibility to expand a single live-cell imaging system to Duo and Multi Kits
For more information, visit: CytoSMART-Lux3-BR