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IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
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Average Rating: 4.4
82 Scientists have reviewed this product

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


Our best Cell QC and monitoring system....which makes scientists happy !
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area: Cell Quality Control and Monitoring

"The new IncuCyte® S3 is really user friendly and becomes a really needed device for our cell QC and monitoring. It allows many formats of cell vessels and the program is very intuitive! There are still a lot of applications we would like to test... like immune cell functions and differentiation assays, so, I think next year will be an exciting new year with lots of new discoveries on Incucyte S3. Thanks for this nice and helpful device!!! Congratulations for being part of Sartorius Company...our favorite cell automation developer! "

Review date: 08 Dec 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Novartis



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Perfect for automated measurement of growth curves.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Measure cell proliferation

"The Incucyte is very easy to use and the software is intuitive. I can quickly set up an experiment to track cell proliferation and walk away while it collects data. It is very customizable and flexible - able to accommodate many different types of plates, and different imaging frequencies, and green and red channels in addition to phase images."

Review date: 10 Nov 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: U1163 INSERM Institut Imagine



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
We obtained powerful results, more sensitive one and it is very save timing.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Analyze the ability of cell to proliferate well, with or without drugs causing DNA damage or breaks

"Our work on DNA damage leads us to test a lot of drugs on cell lines and patients cells. We are working preferentially on fibroblast cells (primary and SV40 transform cells). So we use the IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System mostly with the proliferation application. For this kind of experiment, IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System is very helpful and saves time. It takes 15 minutes to get graphs with the final result and plenty of pictures/movies that we can use for presentations, instead of around 2 or 3 hours of experiments and analysis before having the results. IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System allows us to have more detail in our experiments, also and surprisingly we increase the data that we can use and we have got more information. It allows us also to do a drug screening much more important. With one plate we can tests 100 drugs easily, against 4/5 drugs before, and we can use at least 6 plates in the same time with IncuCyte. To our experiment IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System is a powerful system which we can't do without anymore. Of course there is some trouble that we can't deal with for the moment, but we are sure that we can figure it out soon. The increasing information that we got with the IncuCyte, leads us to ask ourself how to manage the data, and more precisely how to analyse and do statistics on it. Engineer of Essen bioScience are very helpful about our question, but unfortunately whitout any regards it's difficult to help us. Nevertheless the results that we obtain already with the IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System is stronger than before. The IncuCyte is very easy to use, the new software is much better than the old one and can be use easily even without anyone to help you. We are very satisfied of this equipment and have no regret to order it."

Review date: 09 Nov 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University of Colorado AMC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Makes research so much easier!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Tissue culture and scratch wound assays

"Once we were properly trained, this machine was amazing. It allowed me to provide video data for my lab that is so much more interesting than just a graph! It is so helpful to be able to run a bunch of assays on one plate as well. Really recommend!!!"

Review date: 09 Nov 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University Of Nebraska Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Excellent technology and worth the money.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Assess cell growth and function in controlled environment

"We have specifically put our S3 in a controlled environmental chamber. In doing so, we are able to study cell growth and function in tightly controlled conditions without disturbing the cells. This has not been possible prior to the Incucyte technology, and we are very happy with our purchase."

Review date: 09 Nov 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Institut Imagine



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

  • Application Area:Proliferation, cell death, immune response

"Straight forward process, easy to use, powerful to validate multiple conditions. Very helpful for research, although an improvement of the optics switches and contrast of phase mask could improve the process."

Review date: 09 Nov 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Charles River Discovery



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
The best phase imaging system on the market
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Live cell imaging platform for labelled or unlabelled assays

"We purchased this instrument to augment our imaging capabilities and to enable us to perform live cell kinetic assays as well as to troubleshoot any issues with routine cell lines. The S3 has been brilliant in this regard, the software has been overhauled making everything much simpler and the camera is faster and has greater resolution than the ZOOM. If I have any criticism its that the fluorescence imaging is not as sensitive as other systems but this is more than made up for by the excellent phase images."

Review date: 09 Nov 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: SANOFI



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

  • Application Area:Neurites outgrowth

"The Incucyte is an easy useful instrument. I couldn't do without it any more. The analysis module is really wonderful and very powerful ! The only way to improve it would be to add the blue light to easily take pictures of fixed cells."

Review date: 02 Nov 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: MD Anderson Cancer Center



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

  • Application Area:Live-Cell Analysis System

"IncuCyte system allows real-time, automated monitoring of cell proliferation based on live cell time-lapse imaging. The system monitors proliferation by analyzing confluence and allows the separation of living and apoptotic cells by labeling reagents. Moreover, transfecting the nucleus with green or red fluorescent protein (GFP/RFP) tagged constructs allows the quantification of cell number and the monitoring of migration/invasion. Pros: *Automates data capture and cell assessment *Offers a simple but powerful workflow. *A major advantage is the nearly unlimited real-time analysis, but one must consider the high initial cost of the setup. *outstanding performance in sub-confluent cell cultures Cons: *High initial cost of the setup *Limited system flexibility, not upgradable *Only two fluorescent channels *Expensive consumables for more advance assays"

Review date: 31 Oct 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: AIMM



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

  • Application Area:Functional Assays

"After care hasn´t been used so far. The product itself is very easy to use. The software is very intuitive, in the beginning I was skeptical when the technicians from Essen told me this. When having using it myself I have to say, they were right 100%. The results are nice and everything is analyzed by the machine itself and the power of this machine is the fact that you can let the experiment run as long as you want."

Review date: 31 Oct 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: DKFZ



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Makes many experiments a lot easier and safes work and time
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:cell proliferation, cytotoxicity

"In general the Incucyte system is easy to use and gives great results like growth curves. We are also using it for spheroids and it works fine. Anyway, we are having some troubles with evaporation which leads to death of cells seeded in the edges of 96-well plates, which is very annoying. It offers some basic statistic tools and allows to make good looking figures for presentations, for any more detailed analysis it is best to copy the data to a spreadsheet program like excel."

Review date: 27 Oct 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: ECSCRI, Cardiff University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Instrument that should be a must in each lab
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell killing assay

"Working at the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, Cardiff University. I was able to perform proliferation assay with GFP+ HeLa cells, apoptotic assay with treated NK92 cells, T-cell killing assay and scratch assay all of them in a time frame of 2 weeks. Always getting my observation in real time and the analysis right away once the experiment was terminated. And everything with remote control."

Review date: 26 Oct 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University of Stuttgart, Germany



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy to use, convenient & rapid data analysis, easy access of images/data. Time-saver
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Proliferation, cell death (PI-uptake) of cancer cells

"I use the IncuCyte to measure the proliferation and the death (PI-uptake) of cancer cells after treatment over time. The IncuCyte system and software are very easy to use. After an intensive testing period and seminars on how to operate the equipment, I made the experience that handling the machine is easy and using the software is very intuitive. I recommend a "learning by doing" approach with first experiments, then all functions soon make sense. Organizing measurement schedules with colleagues works well due to the 24 hour display and the possibility to shift entire schedules until they fit. The analysis will need a few rounds of "trial and error" - inaccuracies in detecting cells or staining are a trade-off for the convenient rapid high-throughput experiment and analysis, but can impact the result. Since images can be exported and analysed by more labor-intensive methods (ImageJ), the output remains valuable, even if the semi-automatic analysis might not be able to gain the desired data. I am still evaluating how reliable the confluency analysis is and how to improve the counting of PI+ cells. It is difficult to compare PI+ cell counts with flow cytometry results, since the total amount of cells (per field of view) cannot be quantified (only % confluency) - maybe I need a green dye to mark my cells individually. The work load is very small and it is very convenient, how the software stores and analyses the data. The accessibility of each image and each graph/data is very good and cleverly solved. I cannot comment on "After Sales Care", since I didn't use it. I cannot comment on "Value for Money", since I didn't pay for it, but with a 150k € price tag the IncuCyte has to deliver in the next few years and be compared with a flow cytometer or an epi-fluorescence microscope. I am convinced that we will get value for the money, if the IncuCyte system is used regularly in the next few years."

Review date: 26 Oct 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: CARDIFF UNIVERSITY



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

  • Application Area:Analyze cytotoxicity and apoptosis inducing activities

"Great equipment. Really useful in any lab. Good and easy to analyze results."

Review date: 26 Oct 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: KU Leuven



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Indispensable to our research
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:oncology / cell biology

"Allows us to do virtually any desired in vitro assay at a HT. Additionally, saves a great deal of hands on time and allows for much more reproducible assays. Fits perfectly as part of a core facility platform."

Review date: 30 Aug 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Mayo



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Wonderful product, a ton of results with just one experiment
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Measure cell apoptosis using the Caspase 3/7 reagent. Also measure immune cell function.

"This is a wonderful product. It is very user friendly and very helpful if you need to scan a large number of compounds/ cell lines in a short amount of time. The 96 well format allows to do each compound/ drug in triplets over as long as you want, giving you meaningful statistics that would otherwise take a very long time."

Review date: 29 Aug 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Nice to have it for in-situ monitoring and for quantitative analysis.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Analyze anti-cancer efficacy of super molecular self-assembly

"The machine is very easy to use. And as we expected, it runs certain quantitative protocols efficiently, saved us a lot of time. I am satisfied with the performance of the machine. However, I was disappointed in the beginning. Because we received the new machine with problems of 4x objective. We had to send back the machine and the company promised to send us another new one with tested functions before it's delivered. Then we received a new one that had problem with the fluorescence module. We had to wait for the engineer sent a new part to replace the fluorescence module of the machine. The whole process was unpleasant since it wasted us quite a lot of time. I really want to ask did you test your machine before sending it out? It's intolerant that such problem happened twice."

Review date: 26 Aug 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Genentech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Very easy to use and fully automated.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Monitor spheroid growth and death with bright field image and fluorescent labeling.

"It's very easy to use with intuitive user interface. can just put the cell plate into the IncuCyte, set up the schedule with my specific setting, and just leave it running. As long as the incubator in which the IncuCyte sits works, the live cell imaging can keep on going. The onboard analysis is pretty nice too. it has many options to plot the results easily, and the quality is presentation ready. can also export movies or the analyzed data out for further process."

Review date: 17 Aug 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Genenetech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Very useful instruments with greatly improved features.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:3D cell culture

"Incucyte S3 is a very easy to use piece of an equipment with very user-friendly software. The new software is actually much better than the old one, much more intuitive. I like Incucyte for its extensive recording and high throughput capabilities. I was trying to adopt the spheroid assay to be used with higher concentration of Matrigel than recommended 2.5% which I found rather difficult with lower reproducibility than expected. For some reason, just opening the Incucyte would cause it to go out of focus on my spheroids so my images would have some pictures in focus and some not. Also in dense Matrigel spheroids not always settle at the very bottom of the plate and therefore the Incucyte has a hard time focusing on these ones. Hardly a machine fault but still annoying for my purposes. It's still nice to be able to use different objectives for different plates and be able to schedule different acquisition times for different vessels. Grate improvement over the previous versions!"

Review date: 17 Aug 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: UCSF



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
User-friendly, great phase images
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Phenotypic Screening

"Good Points The ease of use of the machine, on the fly analysis and monitoring and the fabulous quality of the phase-contrast images make the Incucyte a valuable addition to our lab. Bad Points The limitations introduced by the GFP/RFP only restriction prevent us from using the machine for the majority of our assays without reengineering many of our cell lines. Incucyte / Essen branded reagents are very expensive."

Review date: 14 Aug 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Imagine Institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
High quality real-time results of cell culture
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Video microscopy analysis of cell culture behavior

"The IncuCyte provides real-time high quality results of the cell culture inside the incubator. Highly recommended to any laboratory doing cell culture. Informs about adhesion, growth, migration, apoptosis, cell proliferation, neuritogenesis, angiogenesis, invasion and many other applications."

Review date: 04 Aug 2017 | IncuCyte S3® Live-Cell Analysis System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Cellular Dynamics International



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
The Zoom is a 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell 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 S3® Live-Cell Analysis System

The next-generation IncuCyte® S3 Live-Cell Analysis System automatically acquires and analyzes images around the clock, enabling you to derive deeper and more physiologically relevant information about your cells, plus real-time kinetic data — without ever removing your cells from the incubator.

Change can happen in an instant. Whether simply assaying cell health or more complex processes like migration, invasion, or immune cell killing, see what your cells are doing and when they do it.  The IncuCyte® instrument, proprietary assays and reagents provide you with the ability to gain new insights into biological processes via real-time, quantitative analysis of live cells.

Conventional approaches to cell analysis only capture a single time point, enabling only single-point and end-point measurements, and cells are perturbed or destroyed as part of the assay process. The IncuCyte system offers the advantage of performing live-cell analysis without ever having to displace cells or disrupt their surroundings. The system automatically and continually collects and analyzes images throughout the course of an experiment while cells remain unperturbed in a physiologically relevant environment. Furthermore, the IncuCyte accommodates multiple users and applications seamlessly and combines information-rich, image-based analysis with the convenience and throughput of microplate assays.

The new IncuCyte S3 builds on the established IncuCyte technology that is featured in over 1,000 peer-reviewed publications. The S3 offers a completely reimagined user interface, enabling even first-time users to set-up an experiment and begin acquiring images within minutes. Image viewing, analysis and graphing is similarly streamlined – images from a 96-well experiment can be viewed simultaneously, then converted into movies, metrics, and corresponding publication- and presentation-ready graphs with just a few clicks. In addition to improving productivity for the individual user, the IncuCyte S3 empowers an entire research team. Multiple users can run multiple applications on the IncuCyte in parallel, reducing time spent waiting for an instrument to be available. In addition, data is accessible remotely to any user via unlimited, free networked licenses. The IncuCyte and its unique features provide a powerful platform that enables researchers to devise new experiments not previously thought possible.

In addition to the IncuCyte® platform, IncuCyte® proprietary reagents and analysis software are also available which enable researchers to perform real-time, quantitative live cell analysis and evaluate a wide variety of cellular processes over time.

Never miss powerful insights again, with the IncuCyte S3 live-cell analysis system, reagents, and consumables.

 

Key Features:

Ask new questions

  • Devise new experiments not previously possible
  • Conduct routine monitoring and get answers to unique scientific questions with kinetic, image-based measurements

Get new answers

  • Never miss a data point with real-time continuous analysis
  • Profile cell-specific and time-dependent biological activity
  • Visualize and validate results with images and movies

Improve productivity

  • Enjoy walk-away convenience as images are automatically acquired and analyzed
  • Multiplex measurements in 96- and 384-well assay formats
  • Accommodate multiple users and applications simultaneously

Protect your cells

  • Perform analysis without ever removing cells from the incubator or disturbing cultures
  • Maintain cell health and morphology with non-perturbing reagent formulations

 

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