Member since: 2011
Organization: Victor Babes National Institute of Pathology
Investigating live cells
Application Area: Drug testing
"Easy to handle and quick results. We are using it to monitor in live cultures the effect of new drugs. I would definitely recommend it for all labs working in the cellular biology domain."
Member since: 2010
Organization: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE
Application Area:live cell imaging, flow cytometry
"This instrument is very user friendly and saves me a lot of time."
The Nikon BioStation CT allows imaging experiments to be conducted without ever removing the cells from the incubator. Consisting of a standard sized tissue culture incubator with an inverted microscope inside, BioStation CT holds 30 vessels ranging from 96 well plates to 75cm2 flasks, which are moved between the microscope stage and the vessel rack via a robotic device while maintaining precise levels of CO2 , humidity, and temperature.
BioStation CT provides images from 2x to 40x phase images with apodized phase contrast (APC) optics and fluorescence images with three color LED illumination. A bird's eye color macro view allows the entire vessel to be viewed from above. Complete security is provided: users access only the samples for which they have clearance. Experimental results are reliably traced and can be accessed remotely via an internet connection or LAN.