Product News: ACEA Biosciences Introduces Exploratory xCELLigence RTCA S16 Instrument

26 Jul 2018


ACEA Biosciences, has introduced the xCELLigence RTCA S16, which the ideal entry level model for exploratory studies in cell biology.

Controlled and monitored via an external computer, the S16can be placed in any standard CO2 tissue culture incubator .  The user friendly RTCA software allows for real-time control and monitoring of cell biology in action, and displays real-time kinetic data with a plethora of analysis functions.  Indeed, the system can monitor the impact of new drugs, viruses, bacteria, and co-culture assays, making the system ideal for studies in new drug discovery, vaccine development, and immunotherapy.

“We are moving away from the iPad-based iCELLigence platform because Apple’s continuous and frequent iOS upgrades have been causing compatibility issues with our RTCA software,” explained Jeff Xue, Ph.D., Marketing Director at ACEA Biosciences.  “The new S16 model is a PC Windows-based platform ideal for assay development and optimization.  Users can run one 16-well plate on the S16 instead of two 8-well plates,” added Dr. Xue.  “The S16 model is compatible with ACEA’s existing E-Plate® 16, E-Plate View 16, and E-Plate 16 PET.”

For existing iCELLigence owners, ACEA Biosciences is offering a 20% discount on a new PC laptop (control unit), a free USB cable, and free software (up to 3 seats). The iCELLigence version of consumables (E-Plate L8 and E-Plate L8 PET) and parts will continue to be offered by ACEA for an extended period of time..