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CytoSMART Lux2

CytoSmart Technologies B.V.Available: Worldwide

The CytoSMART Lux2 is a compact inverted microscope for bright-field time-lapse imaging. It works from inside any standard CO2-incubator and can be used in routine cell culture processes. The CytoSMART Lux2 provides a small and easy solution for time-lapse imaging. Monitor cell proliferation, motility and morphology for hours up to weeks at a time.

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The videos of embryos divisions over 7 days is always a lot of fun with our lux2!

 

Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Embryo culture

This device is so easy to use that everyone in the lab wants to put it in their incubator! We have diverted the common use to follow the development of bovine embryos in vitro. This allows us to detect cell divisions without having to take the culture dishes out of the incubator, which is an advantage for embryo survival.

Review Date: 7 Mar 2023 | CytoSmart Technologies B.V.

User friendly and very helpful instrument.

 

Average Rating 5.0

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Cell culture monitoring

It is easy to use. It is compact so you do not need much space for it in the incubator. It provides you with valuable results and you can control your cell culture from home without entering the lab.

Review Date: 24 May 2021 | CytoSmart Technologies B.V.

A great product for great results.

 

Average Rating 4.3

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Observing cell growth and cytopathic effects caused by virus in Vero and BHK cells

The quality of results are high and makes it easy to distinguish between different cell lines as well as the difference in cell growth over time. It is very easy to use and I find the fact that you can change the settings according to your specific experiment, very useful. The only drawback is that the experiment has to be stopped each time you want to exit the screen. Overall, I am very satisfied with this product.

Review Date: 21 Dec 2020 | CytoSmart Technologies B.V.

Great image, results and user friendly

 

Average Rating 5.0

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Analyze cell culture

I use it to take life image of my culture in the incubator. The images were clear and the machine is user friendly.

Review Date: 16 Dec 2020 | CytoSmart Technologies B.V.

It is one of the most important instruments in any lab set up - highly recommended!

 

Average Rating 5.0

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Automated live cell microscopy with remote connection-very useful in BSL3 lab, for virus culture and

This instrument is really worth investing in especially when used in a BSL facility where it's painful to enter and exit each time. There are a lot of benefits to using this for remote monitoring of cells or virus culture and the software is easy to use and customer service is fantastic. I have recommended it to my my PI for BSL1 lab also. Functions for morphology, migration, cytotoxicity, proliferation and more. This live cell microscope creates images and videos that contain many cellular features, which can be extracted using image analysis tools and this instrument really is fantastic for your work. Makes life so easy and gives reproducible results. We can also use it to monitor cellular behavior over time and investigate how cells respond and interact with their environment.

Review Date: 15 Dec 2020 | CytoSmart Technologies B.V.

Great tool to have in the lab. Look forward to using it more in the future.

 

Average Rating 5.0

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I used the CytoSMART Lux2 in the lab to check for growth patterns, confluence and treatment efficacy

The CytoSMART Lux2 is a great tool. Very user friendly from start to finish. I have used it many times to monitor cell growth patterns and morphology, as well as treatment efficacy. I have been able to create many high quality time-lapsed videos of cells in culture. The CytoSMART Lux2 captures the confluence over time and this has been a very helpful tool for future use in the lab. I look forward to using this tool more in the future.

Review Date: 14 Dec 2020 | CytoSmart Technologies B.V.

Not suitable for real experiments (cant test a control in the same conditions).

 

Average Rating 3.0

Application Area:

Proliferation and migration assays of cancer cells under different conditions

Pros: The device is small and elegant, the software and the user experience is easy and flows very well. The online possibility to view your experiment real-time is helpful and fun. Cons: The biggest problem is that you can only image one location. That means there's not even an option for comparing control vs. experiment. It's hard to locate and image a certain location in a flask/dish, for wound-healing assay for example, since you need to carefully move it by hand, while watching the screen. Even after locating, it's very fragile, so you have to be careful not to slam the incubator's door. A bit too expensive for a single-location viewing device.

Review Date: 14 Dec 2020 | CytoSmart Technologies B.V.

Great device for remote work and time lapse cell imaging.

 

Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Assess morphological changes and cell growth after application of complementary/alternative medicine

The CytoSmart Lux2 has been very useful for watching morphological changes in response to differentiation agents or treatments. It has also been very useful to remotely check in on cell health and growth during the CoVID-19 pandemic. The device is incredibly easy to use and has improved the abilities of our lab. I have found the confluence measurements to be way off, however. This may be an issue with the software. Overall, I think this is a great addition to any lab that does cell culture work. I would highly recommend the device.

Review Date: 15 Jun 2020 | CytoSmart Technologies B.V.

It is a must item for cell biology. But it's a little too expensive for personal use.

 

Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Cell proliferation and migration

We can easily obtain high quality data. In some plastic culture wares, we have faced a problem of condensation on the upper shield. It distorts images and the quantitative data. The data deposit system was improved to be user-friendly. Another problem would be the cost-performance ratio.

Review Date: 19 May 2020 | CytoSmart Technologies B.V.

Very good instrument for long term imaging.

 

Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Long term live imaging

Very easy product to use, basically plug it in and it works. Love that it can be used inside an incubator as I had trouble with long term imaging with on stage incubators for big microscopes. Also, don't need to worry about fluctuations in temperature and oxygen percentages and deal with oxygen tanks. I would like there to be different magnifications and possibly brightfield, but it isn't essential.

Review Date: 19 May 2020 | CytoSmart Technologies B.V.

The CytoSMART Lux2 is a compact inverted microscope for bright-field time-lapse imaging. It works from inside any standard CO2-incubator and can be used in routine cell culture processes. The CytoSMART Lux2 provides a small and easy solution for time-lapse imaging. Monitor cell proliferation, motility and morphology for hours up to weeks at a time.

The CytoSMART Lux2 provides a small and easy solution for time-lapse imaging. Easily placed into your tissue culture incubator or environmental workstation. CytoSMART Lux2 integrated image analysis algorithms can process large quantities of image data.

Popular applications include:

  • proliferation/growth studies,
  • cytotoxicity,
  • colony evaluation and tracking,
  • scratch wound studies
  • and much more.

CytoSMART’s compact cell video monitoring system can film living cells without disturbing their growth. The device is accessible from an online environment, thus enabling researchers to look at their cell cultures and assess what the next steps are, without having to step into the laboratory.

The open design of the CytoSMART Lux2 allows users to image any transparent culture vessel, including culture flasks, well plates, petri dishes and microfluidic chips. It’s rapid recording interval makes the CytoSMART Lux2 extremely suitable for live-cell imaging of cells cultured inside lab-on-a-chip platforms or micro Total Analysis Systems (µTAS).

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