The CytoSMART Lux2 – Duo Kit is an automated system, specifically designed to operate from within CO2- incubators and hypoxia chambers. As such, getting real-time insight into the progression of cell growth is non-invasive. Bright-field imaging is used to create time-lapse videos, which are remotely accessible. Samples are imaged under identical conditions, thus providing a robust platform for unambiguous comparison between cell culture variables.
The main features and benefits of the CytoSMART Lux2 Duo Kit include:
• Two sample stages for simultaneous side-by-side comparison
• Non-invasive, label-free image analysis
• Full remote access, no need to enter the lab to inspect cell cultures
• Cost-effective solution: two imaging devices connected to one laptop, including unlimited storage
Employing this lab microscope is especially useful for stem cell culturing. Use the remote functionality of the CytoSMART cloud to get insight into the current confluence levels of the cell culture. Prevent over-growing your culture and loosing stemness of the cell-line. Inspect the colonies that are formed by iPSCs and the morphology of MSCs without ever having to be in the lab.
Imaging at regular time-intervals can help deciding if the cells are of desirable quality. Quickly recognize any negative indicators like blebbing, cell rounding, multi-nucleation and vacuole formation. Variability in growth speed is easily recognized using the CytoSMART cell monitoring software. Image analysis provides an unambiguous read-out for cell confluency. As such, the system provides you with the opportunity to systematically compare cultures, to select the ideal culturing conditions.
During cell culture the right environmental conditions are vital to maintain cell health and keep cells active. Avoid exposing the cells to mechanical and environmental shock by taking them out of the incubator. The system can be controlled remotely. After placing the samples, they do not have to be touched. The videos of the cell cultures are accessible in real-time, providing immediate insight. No need to step into the lab for routine inspection rounds.