Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader by BioTek Instruments, Inc.

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Cytation ™ 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader combines automated digital upright and inverted widefield microscopy with conventional multi-mode microplate reading in a unique, patented design.


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Average Rating: 4.7
14 Scientists have reviewed this product

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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Bioqual



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Must have tool for research!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Infectious diseases reaseach, immunology

"The product is extremely versatile and is easy to use. The sales team was very diligent and gave a very comprehensive training with post training assistance. Easily the most economical yet a powerful tool for our lab."

Review date: 08 Apr 2021 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Laboratório de Pesquisa e Inovação Agroalimentar



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Very recommended!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Food science and technology

"Intuitive equipment and quick to use."

Review date: 08 Apr 2021 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: EAWAG



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Everything one researcher need, it is a must!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Drug discovery & development

"Cytation 7 is a multi-mode plate reader with sophisticated imaging. Several different modules are combined in one instrument body including inverted microscopy module as well as upright microscopy module with reflected light imaging enables even more applications such as ELISpot or fast slide scanning and ROI detection workflow. With only 3 clicks on the very intuitive software one can easily acquire a large amount of data which can then be processed and analyzed by users in order to fine tune result output or points of interest. Very powerful instrument addressed to make users time in-front of the screen quick and analysis a breeze. As part of BioTek after-sales packet one should not fear being left in the dark. Their team of experts in area is always ready to help and provides you with support and backups. Overall, Cytation 7 offers top notch research platform for everyday use and easy-to-use interface for only a fraction of the price. "

Review date: 08 Apr 2021 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine



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    4 out of 5
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Works well for many applications.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Drug discovery

"Excellent machine functional and easy to use."

Review date: 08 Apr 2021 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Emory University



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All-in-one lab solution!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Molecular biology

"The BioTek Cytation 7 is an invaluable resource to cellular and molecular research! Its many applications in absorbance, fluorescence, luminescence, and microscopic measurements make it a tool that most researchers can use on a consistent basis. The software is user-friendly, and BioTek technical support is always willing to help me solve my troubleshooting issues."

Review date: 08 Apr 2021 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Jos, Nigeria



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    5 out of 5
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Great results. Necessary for all drug discovery processes.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Drug discovery

"An extremely useful product for drug discovery and cell imaging which enables real-time analysis of drug effects. "

Review date: 08 Apr 2021 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Spirogen - AstraZeneca



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    5 out of 5
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Every lab should have the Cytation 7!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Biology - Early drug discovery

"The Cytation 7 is an easy to use instrument with a wide range of technology build-ins that allows us to replace several older instruments. It makes screening fast and reliable for early drug discovery in biological assays. "

Review date: 08 Apr 2021 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: UHN



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    5 out of 5
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Great, can use for many applications!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Molecular biology

"Cytation 7 is an amazing tool that facilitates a variety of laboratory experiments and testing procedures. Its multiple features such as temperature control and magnification in both fluorescence and bright field make it very convenient for multiple projects. "

Review date: 08 Apr 2021 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Guelph - Department of Animal Biosciences



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    5 out of 5
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Fantastic piece of equipment that does it all!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Drug discovery + development

"Super easy and intuitive to use, the Cytation 7 is a machine that does it all! Our lab uses it for fluorescence microscopy, cell counting, RNA/DNA quality assessment and its multi-modal plate reading. Value for money is excellent since it can replace many separate pieces of equipment. The after sales care is also phenomenal, with the BioTek representatives always happy and quick to help with any trouble shooting. The only possible downside is the cost of yearly calibration, which can easily be justified by the vast number of functions. "

Review date: 08 Apr 2021 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)



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    5 out of 5
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Fantastic images, good focus, ideal for single cell tracking!
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Drug discovery

"Cytation 7 is ideal for monitoring single cells using long term imaging. The quality of the images is fantastic. I have used other imaging instruments but I have not gotten the same quality produced by this cell image reader."

Review date: 08 Apr 2021 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader


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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: MDC



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Versatile and easy to use!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:HTS, drug discovery

"Instrument offers versatility of applications, is easy to use and has a nice user interface. "

Review date: 08 Apr 2021 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader
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  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: CAR



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    5 out of 5
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Excellent instrument.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Digital imaging

"Excellent training and after-sales care. The Cytation 7 is the latest in the Biotek Cytation series and has excellent capabilities."

Review date: 24 Dec 2020 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: University of Arizona



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Very easy and quick to use after initial setup problems. Incredible support team.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Mitochondria and nuclear fluorescence readings

"Cytation 7 is incredibly easy and quick to use after initial setup. Installation of microscope lens and fluorescence cubes was very easy and straight forward, especially with the guide provided by the customer support team. The Cytation 7 yields consistent results and wonderful images. The software does an impressive job computing and measuring fluorescence signals and cell counts using the laser autofocus. The support and training team was incredible and always ready to help."

Review date: 04 Nov 2020 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: ABEONA THERAPEUTICS LLC



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Easy to use, quality repeatable results.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Imaging, ELISA

"We purchased our Cytation 7 after having success with our Cytation 1. We were impressed with the upgrades the 7 offered over the 1. We particularly like the wide field of view camera with ROI scanning which makes imaging samples much faster. We also like having a fluorescence monochromator for our enzymatic activity assays and other fluorescence based assays. The Cytation 7 is something that is used across multiple departments in our company."

Review date: 03 Nov 2020 | Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader

Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader combines automated digital upright and inverted widefield microscopy with conventional multi-mode microplate reading in a unique, patented design. The inverted microscopy module provides sample visualization from 1.25x to 60x magnification in fluorescence, brightfield and color brightfield for a broad range of applications.  The upright microscopy module with reflected light imaging enables even more applications such as ELISpot or fast slide scanning and ROI detection workflow. 

Cytation 7 includes continually variable bandpass monochromators for unmatched versatility and performance for general multi-mode plate reader applications. Temperature control to 45 °C, optional Peltier cooling module, gas control and shaking expand the applications for kinetic cell based assays.  Cytation 7 is controlled by Gen5™ software, which combines ease-of-use with powerful processing and analysis capabilities. 

Features: 

  • Multi-mode reading with sophisticated imaging 
  • Comprehensive imaging solution: fluorescence, brightfield, color brightfield, upright reflected brightfield
  • Hit-picking; Multi-mode detection + imaging saves time and data storage
  • ELISpot imaging with Cytation 7’s upright camera
  • Powerful functionality with region of interest (ROI) identification feature
  • Variable bandwidth for sensitivity and specificity
  • Micro-volume analysis with the Take3 plate 

Product Overview

Cytation<sup>™</sup> 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader by BioTek Instruments, Inc. product image

Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader

Manufacturer BioTek Instruments, Inc.

4.7 / 5.0 | 14 reviews