IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System

Manufacturer Essen BioScience  |  Available Worldwide
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Average Rating: 4.3
61 Scientists have reviewed this product

4 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


The Zoom is an cellular assay development scientist's dream come true...
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area: Visualize & assay iPSC-derived human cells

"Some of my favorite features:
1. The ability to schedule the imaging of up to 6 plates at a time (any format size up to 384-well + large library of compatible plate types).
2. Another big plus is the "scan-on-demand" feature that enables additional plates to be imaged during unscheduled time.
3. Love that I can remote into the controller to adjust schedules, view plates, and perform analysis jobs anywhere I can go with my laptop (internet connection required) - it would be even nicer if there was a phone app...
4. The HD phase images are hard to beat and enable a number of very useful label-free analyses.
5. Inclusion of 2-color (green & red) fluorescence modes is a big improvement over the previous FLR version.
Opportunities for improvement: (1) While the software interface definitely has the essentials and is relatively intuitive to learn and use, it could be vastly improved and modernized to enhance the user experience. (2) The image analysis tools are rather limited compared to features provided by high content imagers, which certainly helps to keep things simple, but can also be unsatisfying in many instances since it limits the end-user’s ability to do more advanced assays and analysis. (3) Only a single objective (4x, 10x, or 20x options) can use with the instrument at a time, which quickly becomes problematic with multiple users wanting to scan at different magnitudes. Overall, the Zoom is a great concept that quickly becomes a can't-live-without-it lab instrument.
"

Review date: 06 Jan 2016 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Case Western Reserve University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Varied applications, reproducible results and great customer support!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Chemotaxis and Migration assays, proliferation assays

"We have achieved great results with the proliferation, migration and chemotaxis assays. Most applications require an initial set up and then the IncuCyte Zoom takes care of the rest. The wound maker is a big advantage for consistent and clean wounds in our adherent cells. The availability of multiple dish formats (96-well, 24 well, 6 well) also works out well when performing apoptosis assays and proliferation assays. The one disadvantage is the difficulty in changing objectives from 10x (mostly preferred) to 4x (needed for whole well imaging). The onsite and offsite technical support provided by Sales Manager Michael Conley and Daniel Passmore is remarkable. The instrument and scanning software is easy to use. Remote access to the software allows multiple users to access data. However, the analysis part is not intuitive and requires multiple training sessions. There is a need to make this more user friendly. What the software lacks in ease of use is compensated by the many times Michael has stopped by to help us set up an experiment and analyse data. We are literally fighting to sign up for the instrument. Overall, very happy with the instrument and its varied applications to cancer-related studies. "

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: SERVIER IDRS



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results, very useful for our purpose
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:neurons primary cell cultures and cell lines

"Easy to use, brings a lot of data about the growth of neurons (primary cell cultures and cell lines), and the toxic effect of different products"

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Seattle Genetics



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very useful instrument for cell growth and cytotoxicity studies but has some limitation compared to other high content imaging systems
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Cytotoxicity and cell growth studies

"The system allows for the real time assessment of cell growth and cytotoxicity via on or more readouts (bright field, red and green fluorescence). The system is easy to set up and operate. The analysis of data produced by this system is a bit challenging and has a steep learning curve to fully utilize the full potential of analysis capabilities. This is a challenge for most mid to high content imaging systems due to the large amount of data generated. One significant limitation of the software is to identify multiple types of objects and produce multiple "masks" which would allow counting objects associated with other objects (e.g. # stained lysosomes associated with cell nuclei). This type of analysis is available on systems such as Cellomics VTI and GE in Cell. This system also lacks light source and filters to detect blue fluorescence dyes such as DAPI and Hoescht. "

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: St. Jude Childrens research hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great instrument, streamlines cell based research.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:cell growth assays

"The IncuCyte makes live cell imaging extremely easy and user friendly. I routinely run growth assays, wound healing, migration assays. It is easy to set up and I can monitor the progress live. Additionally, it can do on demand scans to measure confluency to eliminate variation in cell density sensitive experiments such as transient transfection. "

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Tennessee Health Science Center



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great instrument
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Live cell imaging - cell migration, invasion, apoptosis

"I've used the IncyCyte for imaging cell migration, invasion and apoptosis. The system and software are really easy to use and automatically captures high quality images in real-time."

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Genentech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
very easy to use
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:proliferation

"Great product support and easy to use. Perfect to evaluate proliferation rates during assay development."

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of British Columbia



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very useful. Excellent for higher throughput assays that can be done without extensive technician time beyond set-up.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Scratch-wound healing; Fluorescently-tagged protein expression/cell migration studies

"Excellent product. Very reproducible results (with a good experimental design and optimization.) Straightforward to use. Reasonably intuitive. "

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
I am really looking forward to using the IncuCyte ZOOM to obtain great data!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:96-well plate screening

"I am a new user who plans to use this equipment to screen the effect of various treatments of airway epithelia. The assays are based on detection of fluorescence. I really love the fact that one can do time courses and dose responses and get simultaneous morphological and functional information from each well in live cells!"

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Genentech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great instrument to have on hand! Makes jobs easier! :)
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:cancer cell proliferation

"Data is consistent and high quality - can generate reproducible dose response curves for SAR purposes; have also used for cell seeding density optimization, low serum characterization, and may also consider using for T cell co-culture in 2016"

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Salk Institute - Stem Cell Core



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
The zoom has streamlined several key assays in lab
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:growth rate, lineage tracing, invasion/migration, neurite outgrowth

"The Zoom has been a great addition to the lab thus far. The ease of use (both setup and analysis) has impressed all researchers who have used the Zoom. The data produced has been viewed as high quality and essentially ready for presentations, posters, and publications. All in all, the Zoom has offered a highly streamlined approach for completing several key assays. "

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cooper lab



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
need to find money and convince P.I. of need (P.I. is not an imaging person)
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:T-cell killing of target cells ... potentially iPS cells colonies growth and differentiation -- labs

"I was impressed with the IncuCyte demo with respects to our lab's D-CAR T-cells killing fungi. Our old PI (.L.C.) is now too far from the research lab operations to care about the data. Our new research P.I. (A.N.) is not a microscopist - their areas of expertise do not overlap with single cell assays, so they are not convinced of need -- and equally or more important, money is now tight. "

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Macrogenics, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great high content imaging device!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Cell growth/cytotoxicity/ADCC with antibody or ADC treatment

"The device is easy to use and setup. Customer service and sales representatives have been very helpful with any questions or problems we have had with the device. It has been a valuable tool to get high content imaging for meetings and presentations to better understand the activity of our molecules of interest. "

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: MRC Human Nutrition Research



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Essential instrument in our lab.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Cell growth/cell proliferation

"This product is essential for the work we are conducting. It has helped us tremendously and the results are excellent - very good quality images."

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Medical College of Wisconsin



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Perfect tool for real-time monitoring of cell proliferation!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:analyze cell proliferation rate and response to treatment

"The system is easy to use and produces highly reproducible real-time data for cell proliferation."

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: VIB



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Unique capabilities. I like this machine.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:assessing cell behaviour over time

"The Essen IncuCyte gives me the capability to assess cellular responses in real time in a way that I have never had access to before. It is much easier to get different time-point results. I recommend the IncuCyte for a wide range of techniques "

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Cincinnati



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Everyone should get one
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:cell proliferation

"I love this instrument! We've tried it for cell viability, proliferation, scratch wound healing/migration, and always got good results. In addition, the photos the thing takes are outstanding. "

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Very handy instrument to get the results you want in an easy way but in low throughput.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Analysis of cell growth, protein expression, morphology

"Easy to use, intuitive software, a little bit pricy, low-throughput only, good image quality, usable for many assay formats."

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Washington



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great results at a fast and high throughput capacity.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Imaging neuronal projections and live cell imaging

"Made measuring neuronal viability and cell ion imaging significantly easier, faster, and high throughput."

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: BCCA



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great equipment with minor limitations
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Analyzing cellular phenotypes

"Initiation of experiments is an easy job with the equipment but the end analyses still require much effort on optimization. The quality of the images taken is decent but the capability to image sub-cellular components at higher magnification is lacking. One equipment takes over an entire incubator seems to be not so cost-effective. After all, it is a great tool for phenotypic study."

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Calgary



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great instrument
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Live cell imaging.

"Very useful for our primary goal of long term live cell imaging experiments. Further, there are many secondary experiments that can be done at shorter, more frequent time scales."

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Indiana University School of Medicine



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Excellent
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:neurite outgrowth and cytotoxicity

"It's easy to handle and use. High efficiency. Live cell video is excellent. We can monitor the growth of neuron and analysis the parameters of neurite and compared with the treatment group and non-treatment growth. "

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great results
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Cell culture

"High quality and reproducible results event with K562 leukemic cells. "

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Cincinnati



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Good results so far
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:To analyze cells

"We use a core facility; the analysis is good. The results are good for a values publication which is an essential criterion. "

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: UCL



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Great machine but try before you buy
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Cell migration/angiogenesis

"Some aspects of the Incucyte are great, for example can be used for wide range of imaging protocols, limited by your imagination and the lack of resolution at higher magnification. We purchased it primarily for its angiogenesis assay functionality, unfortunately this hasn't really worked out for us as the GFP-labelled HUVECS Essen supplies do not respond well to further transfection with siRNA or viruses and this severely limits their application in our work. It should also be noted that consumables, such as the GFP-HUVECS and the scratch assay plates are relatively expensive, in addition it is also very costly to add extra functionality using Essen software modules. On a more positive note we have used the incucyte extensively and successfully for a range of different assays including migration and proliferation and it has made our research more productive. In addition the after sales care has been fantastic and can't be faulted. "

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: MIT



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
So far so great!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Measure cell growth, proliferation, and migration

"Very easy to use! Our lab uses the IncuCyte regularly for all sorts of assays, including monitoring transfection (with GFP reporter), growth and proliferation in the context of various mutations, drug treatments, growth factor treatments, etc... Love the ability to remotely access the instrument. "

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Fastest way to get my data quantified.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze cell structure and morphology

"This equipment is a very versatile system. It is easy to use, almost all parameters can be modified by user to produce the highest quality pictures and quantified data. It is networked, easy to start, modify and finish data collection from almost anywhere and anytime. Produces user software compatible data and images and provides immediate data analysis. "

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Beauty Technology



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Useful tool for evaluating wound healing.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Scratch Wound Assay, Chemotaxis Assay

"The instrument is for the most part easy to use except for a few software items that are not as intuitive. Instrument provides a lot of useful data and provides good value."

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Cancer Research Institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
We have great results and our department really can live without it. The device is booked all the time.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:analyze sensitivity of tumor cells to drugs in the presence of different culture conditions

"This device has a great effectiveness for its users as we can return to results and the whole experiment and evaluate the data again after any new idea. It has user-friendly software with many applications, as in using of different cell types or approaches in study of behavior of not only tumor cells. I consider the price of device as too expansive, but if I look at it from other point of view, you get a lot of data and results back. "

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: USZ



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Potential game changer in live imaging studies
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Neuron live imaging for screening studies

"Extremely user friendly programming and imaging. Confluency of cells while counting unlabeled cells still an issue. But the software is improving and can be used in multi-user format. "

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Morphotek



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
It is one of the best instruments
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:I monitor cytotoxic activities, drug sensitivity and morphology of cells and beyond.

"Since we obtain the IncuCyte Zoom, we could obtain high quality and reliable data. It is also user friendly operation system and we do not buy expensive special plates and chemicals. So it is also cost effective. "

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Geistlich Pharma AG



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Great results for specific applications, but with limitations
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Migration assays, Interaction with tissue components

"High Quality and Resolution, but lacking 3D capacity"

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Michigan



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results. An essential part of the lab.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell proliferation and organogenesis

"The product is easy to use and offers data acquisition like never before."

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Merck research laboratories



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Very useful instrument, had issues with the IT components though.
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Cell based potency assays

"The instrument is designed to be in regular constant use, otherwise the systems starts experiencing issues. Also towards the end of the regular warranty period and after, we have had a lot of IT components issues (disks malfunctions etc.) Extended warranty is recommended. "

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Lab of Neurobiology - KU Leuven



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great large scale automated analysis
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Nerve outgrowth studies

"I love how one can use the IncuCyte ZOOM at many different aspects of a project. It's the best way to automatically monitor nerve outgrowth over time. Apart from the live imaging capabilities, the software is also perfect to quantify images we take from fixed cells. Making a mask is not hard and can be adjusted to your desires to automate all my analysis, in a completely unbiased way! "

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Symphogen



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great results with minimum effort
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Cancer cell biology

"Very easy to use. We use it for several assays - both simple confluency measurements and fluorescence measurements"

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Case Western Reserve University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Awesome results every single time. It has become such a popular instrument in our Cancer Center that now we are purchasing a second unit!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Drug Studies on Cell Lines

"It was a bit intimidating using the hardware and software the first time but the support from Essen every step of the way was invaluable. All it takes is one use to see how powerful the technology is and how it can advance your research."

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Charité - University Medicine Berlin



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great machine. 5/5.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Live cell imaging

"The IncuCyte ZOOM improved the results and hands on time of our cell proliferation and viability assays enormously. It's super easy to use and delivers very reproducible results. Also the correspondence to Essen BioScience is nice and fast."

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Harvard Medical School



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Don't want to live without the instrument. It occupies a unique niche to do live-cell experiments in multiple plates for around $100k. Other instruments with similar live-cell capability (in general high content microscopes) are more than 5x as expensive. If the higher resolution is not needed, than it far preferable to have a cheaper, more specialized instrument.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Proliferation and death after drug treatment.

"The IncuCyte occupies a unique niche to follow cellular phenotypes over time. I believe that in particular the 4x whole-well scanning of 384 well plates gives the best range of throughput and accuracy. As long as the phenotypes are readily observable at this resolution, then it's a great instrument. My main points of complaint are: 1) Fix the 50% cool down time. It's unbelievable that this can't be done away with using a simple fix. 2) Better export of raw images and analyzed data (e.g. for multiple plates and multiple features at once). 3) Better image analysis (make masks in one channel and determine intensity in another). 4) More plate definitions for whole-well scanning. 5) Higher speed. 6) Third wavelength."

Review date: 07 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Roche Glycart



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great results, easy to use , saves a lot of Time
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Tracking of GFP inducing Cells in terms of Time

"Easy to use, nice Resolution of the Pics, easy Documentation and presenting Results"

Review date: 04 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Leeds



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
We're trying to buy another, so they're pretty useful.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Molecular Virology

"Brilliant product - but definitely needs a function to count DUAL-COLOUR cells! i.e., cells that are both red AND green. "

Review date: 04 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: R&D



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great Instrument
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Cell/tissue analyzes

"Perfect after sales care and lightning fast customer service. Very easy to use, requires short training. Relatively low maintenance."

Review date: 03 Dec 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: AbbVie Dermatology Discovery



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Rating: 2.3

  • Application Area:Cell confluency

"I was very disappointed that on my first attempt using the Zoom for a very basic function basically everything went wrong. First, the software was unresponsive and it took several attempts for the device to even start taking images. Then it took forever for the software to get updated with the new images. Finally, the experiment died after only 2 images taken due to a camera failure. It would be okay if this was the first such failure, but we had hard drive malfunctions before, motherboard blowout and other issues which would take the instrument off-line for weeks."

Review date: 27 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System

Manufacturer's Response

“Our apologies for the down time. The system has been repaired and a downtime remedy has been provided to you in the form of a warranty extension. Please let us know if you have further request.”
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Constellation Pharmaceuticals



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Measuring cell growth, rare event analysis, spheroids

"The Incucyte ZOOM is a very powerful instrument that can be used for a number of cellular kinetic applications. Our machine was invaluable for rare event analysis in long term cell growth assays. We've also used it for cell line characterization (doubling times, ideal seeding density determination, etc.) We actually end up finding new uses for it all the time. Having cell images and movies really allow you to convey your message more clearly. Support staff is excellent and receptive. The biggest problem with the machine is that we only have 1, and with only 6 slots, it tends to be in high demand. Would definitely consider purchasing a second machine. "

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Seattle Genetics



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Cytotoxicity Assay Development

"IncuCyte has capabilities to help accelerate development of new cytotoxicity assays. The visualization features that allow for real-time imaging and quantitation of cell proliferation and differentiation is extremely versatile - it will be able to be applied to many different projects and illuminate the mechanism behind assay challenges. The customer service since purchase of the instrument has been top notch - helping with individual experiment analyses and going above what would be expected of any company."

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Novartis Oncology Basel- Switzerland



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Apoptosis assays, proliferation assays, colony formation assays, assays using other fluorescent dyes

"We have owned the instrument for two years and from the beginning I am very much satisfied with this instrument and the data we obtain. In fact, we adapted many assay protocols to be performed now using the IncuCyte. In particular, we are running a lot of apoptosis assays of which we gain information we never get before. Beside that we are testing 3D cultures and co-culture systems. Finally I like to add that the performance of the instrument is very reliable, the handling is indeed straight forward and I like the software as more as we work with the machine. And if something goes wrong, one can really relay on the support. Overall, I just can recommend this technology!"

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: GSK



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Apoptotic Fraction, Confluency, Proliferation, Cytopathogenic effect

"Durable and Versatile High Content Imager. I used this product for years after much success with Essen's integrated robotic imagers. Intuitive software GUI and excellent sales and support staff. Highly recommended!"

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: UMass Medical School



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analyze cell proliferation, death, morphology, and migration

"I would recommend the IncuCyte to any lab that does extensive cell culture work. It has proved especially good for testing tumor cell viability in the presence of different drugs. It saves a lot of time by continuously taking images, allowing researchers to focus on other tasks, and only worry about the ongoing experiment when it has completed."

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Oulu



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"I am definitely satisfied and very much overwhelmed with the performance of the instrument. It saved loads of time and the money. I would strongly recommend peer scientists to try it once and am sure you will love to have it. Thanks to Essen Bioscience :)"

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of St Andrews



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Real-time monitoring of the replication of virus genomes encoding fluorescent proteins.

"This instrument absolutely revolutionized the way we study virus genome replication in cells (genomes modified to express fluorescent proteins). This technique compares very favorably with PCR-based detection of genome replication - but can do so in a non-invasive manner within live cells - very much cheaper, too! "

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Scientist



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"ZOOM is a great instrument although not as easy as the FLR as walk in. It would nice to have this option + having the ability to optimize conditions "

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: U of T



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze cell viability/proliferation in real time

"Great tool for assay development, and relatively easy to use. One can easily derive quantitative kinetic data. Allows for multiplexing up to 2 fluorophores."

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Centre for Drug Research and Development



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Cell growth monitoring

"The device performs well at cell viability assays and monitoring expansion. The data presentation (images and output graphs) were informative although some more flexibility in graphing would have been ideal. Imaging a whole well in a 96-well plate was desired but could not be very effectively achieved. Imaging of a well in a 384-well plate was effective. The software wasn't 100% intuitive to start but after some adjusting it was good to work with."

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: CDRD



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Optimization of B-cell culture conditions

"The product was effective at monitoring the culture growth of our B-cells. The software was difficult to use but the masking features were great. Unfortunately, we would want to monitor dozens of plates worth of cultures, which would require too many incucytes and additional incubators. "

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: BCH



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:neuro-sphere growth

"The consistency of the replicates was impressive and moving from few replicates to six 96 wells plates is a game changer. The system can still improve in flexibility and it tends to be "closed"; it does most of what it says, but does not really allow you to play around. "

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Sanofi



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell Viability and Apoptosis assays

"The Incucyte Zoom is a fantastic instrument. It is invaluable to be able to easily monitor the effect of compounds or shRNAs on cell growth over time. Having the two fluorescent channels is also a great tool for co-cultures and is very useful for looking at the effect of CD8 T cell killing on both proliferation and apoptosis in the same well."

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Zoetis



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Proliferation assays; Chemotaxis assays; Migration assays

"The Incucyte Zoom enabled us to develop kinetic proliferation assays with primary cells to assess therapeutic substrate and develop IC50s. The software provides a variety of metrics to analyze the data and produce great tables and graphics. Essen support has been very timely and knowledgeable. "

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Université du Luxembourg



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:proliferation assay

"The new zoom allows us to follow the proliferation rate of every cell line individually giving very accurate confluence values, even for tricky cells. It allows also to follow the growth of 3D spheroids in round bottom ULA plates."

Review date: 05 Nov 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Mission therapeutics



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Easy to use and allows for multiple applications such as chemotaxis invasion assays and cell growth monitoring."

Review date: 09 Sep 2015 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: MISSION Therapeutics



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Cell biology

"The IncuCyte is a nice piece of equipment, recording different parameters (confluence, fluorescent) over time from cells seeded in flasks or microplates."

Review date: 08 Sep 2014 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Cell Toxicity Testing

"The IncuCyte ZOOM (Essen Bioscience) can be used for many applications, but in combination with CellTox-Green (Promega) one can follow cell toxicity over time. The initial setup takes some time, since the ZOOM needs a reference image library, but after this 'teaching', it's basically 'plug and play' and very friendly in use. If one would run into trouble, the support team is very friendly too! Both the ZOOM and CellTox-Green do cost a fair bit, but the vast amount of data generated is worth it. "

Review date: 11 Feb 2014 | IncuCyte ZOOM™ Continuous Live-cell Imaging & Analysis System

The IncuCyte ZOOM® system is a live-cell imaging and analysis platform that enables continuous quantification of cell behavior over time (from hours to weeks) by automatically gathering and analyzing images around the clock.

The system provides insight into active biological processes in real-time which is not possible using single-point and endpoint measures alone. The system resides within the controlled environment of a standard cell incubator. All imaging is completely noninvasive and non-perturbing to cell health. The system can process multiple plates, flasks and dishes in parallel and does not depend on shuttling plates into and out of the incubator.

IncuCyte™ reagents and consumables are optimized for the IncuCyte® instrument, allowing researchers to run a wide range of assays and evaluate a wide variety of cellular processes in real time, which is not possible using single-point and end-point measurements.

The IncuCyte ZOOM® System allows you to:

  • Complete long-term time-course experiments and then select optimal time points for post capture analysis.
  • Follow the sequence of biological events, and then “rewind and replay” the experiment to understand and study the dynamics of what really happened to your cells while you were away.
  • Build the data volume you need to validate and publish new ideas faster and more frequently.
  • Perform routine cell health and proliferation studies alongside more advanced applications such as chemotaxis, T cell killing and stem cell differentiation.
  • Use your time more efficiently. You can simply walk away and analyze your data remotely from any computer on the network.

Applications:

  • Proliferation (confluence and cell counts)
  • Apoptosis (caspase 3/7 for live-cell imaging)
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Dilution cloning (whole-well imaging)
  • Migration / Invasion
  • Stem Cell monitoring and reprogramming
  • 3D-Spheroids
  • Angiogenesis
  • Neurite outgrowth and dynamics
  • Reporter gene expression
  • Viral studies
  • Immune response – T-cell killing

Key Features:

  • Operates from within a standard tissue culture incubator around the clock.
  • Supports HD phase-contrast, green and red fluorescence imaging modes as well as whole well imaging.
  • Automatically acquires and analyzes up to 2,000 images per hour.
  • Supports over 300 different standard plates (including 96- and 384-well), T-flasks, dishes and microslides.
  • Scans cell plates or tissue culture flasks according to a user defined schedule.Unlimited software licenses enable system control and data access at your convenience from any computer on your local network.