TC20™ Automated Cell Counter (145-0102)

Manufacturer Bio-Rad
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Average Rating: 4.2
6 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


Fully satisfied in every assay performed!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area: Count cell lines and in particular murine B cells

"I use this product to count many cell lines, in particular murine B cells. I appreciate the precision and reproducibility in the cell number registered. The counter is very easy to use and I find very useful the peaks visualization of live/dead cells. The slides price is too expansive! "

Review date: 30 Jun 2016 | TC20™ Automated Cell Counter (145-0102)
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Towson University



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    1 out of 5
    Value for money
    1 out of 5
Does not last.
Rating: 1.7

  • Application Area:Cell culture

"I purchased the instrument upon development of a new Cell Biology Laboratory course. At first, I thought it was a great product because it was relatively easy to use & worked well for students in the course. Unfortunately, the unit lasted for just over a year before the electronic board inside it malfunctioned. As infrequently as it was used (probably less than 25 times total), I find that completely unacceptable. My options for repair include a $1655 charge or a $500 service charge just to look at the instrument & give me a quote. Seeing as I am working on a shoestring budget (in a primarily-undergraduate institute), I'm going to have to just shelve the instrument. Overall, purchasing this piece of equipment has been my worst decision in 10 years of running a lab. Severely disappointed. "

Review date: 30 Jun 2016 | TC20™ Automated Cell Counter (145-0102)
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Marmara University



  • 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 Counting

"This automated cell counter is user-friendly. "

Review date: 22 Oct 2015 | TC20™ Automated Cell Counter (145-0102)
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University Hospital Düsseldorf, Institute of Pathology



  • 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:counting cells fast and easily

"For a large number of cell lines, the cell counter is perfect. Simple, fast and accurate! Since we have the TC20 our Millipore Scepter is only in the drawer. The Scepter was delicate, expensive and often defective. The TC20 is used all day every day and has never made problems for now about 3 Years!"

Review date: 22 Sep 2015 | TC20™ Automated Cell Counter (145-0102)
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Bio-Manguinhos, Fiocruz



  • 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:Immunology

"This cell and particle counter is very easy to use, provides results in a quick and simple way, and is suitable for counting magnetic beads, to be used in immunoassays. Its cost and no need of maintenance makes it an excellent tool for lab workers, especially when compared to traditional cell counters. "

Review date: 16 Jun 2014 | TC20™ Automated Cell Counter (145-0102)


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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: UNC School of Pharmacy



  • 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:Cell Culture

"Automated cell counting makes life so much easier as opposed to manual counting using the hemacytometer. The histogram showing cell size is extremely valuable with certain cell types. Another feature that I like is that it automatically detects whether or not trypan blue is being used and if so, adds in that dilution factor. The slides are on the pricey side but if you buy in bulk the price comes down a lot. "

Review date: 16 Jun 2014 | TC20™ Automated Cell Counter (145-0102)

The TC20 automated cell counter counts mammalian cells in one simple step using its innovative auto-focus technology and sophisticated cell counting algorithm to produce accurate cell counts in less than 30 seconds.

Upon insertion of a counting slide, the TC20 cell counter rapidly provides a total cell count (with or without trypan blue staining) and assesses cell viability via trypan blue exclusion.

120-240 V, includes instrument, power supply, USB flash drive, USB cable, 30 dual-chamber counting slides (60 counts), and 1.5 ml trypan blue.


TC20™ Automated Cell Counter (145-0102) Key features and benefits:

  • Compatible with a broad range of cell sizes and types - count cell lines, primary cells (from tissue or blood), and stem cells
  • Innovative auto-focus technology - removes the variation associated with manual focusing and leads to precise cell counts in 30 seconds
  • Cell size gates - user selects a population of interest in complex samples, such as primary cells, or lets the cell counting algorithm do all the work
  • Cell viability - analyzes cells accurately using multifocal plane analysis
  • Easy to archive and analyze - stores up to 100 counts in the onboard memory for access any time, or use the optional TC20 data analyzer software on your PC to further analyze exported cell images

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TC20™ Automated Cell Counter (145-0102)

Manufacturer Bio-Rad

4.2 / 5.0 | 6 reviews