CytoSMART Lux2 by CytoSmart Technologies B.V.

Manufacturer CytoSmart Technologies B.V.  |  Available Worldwide
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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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Average Rating: 4.6
13 Scientists have reviewed this product

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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Loyola University Maryland



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    5 out of 5
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Great device for remote work and time lapse cell imaging.
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 Lux2
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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Institute of Medicine and Dentistry, Niigata University



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    5 out of 5
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It is a must item for cell biology. But it's a little too expensive for personal use.
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: 20 May 2020 | CytoSMART Lux2
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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: King's College London



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Very good instrument for long term imaging.
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 Lux2
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Universidad de Concepción



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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Great in all senses.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Cell culture

"Easy to handle, reliable and produces good images. Its a good bargain."

Review date: 19 May 2020 | CytoSMART Lux2
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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Catholic University of America



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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Easy to use. Great instrument.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Live cell imaging

"I have used this instrument for live cell imaging. The results are reproducible. The instrument is easy to use and you can remotely access your data."

Review date: 19 May 2020 | CytoSMART Lux2
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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: UFSCar (BR)



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great to use, makes life easier in cell culture.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell culture visualization and proliferation

"The equipment is very straightforward to use and has a clean layout. So far, we have had no issues regarding its use."

Review date: 19 May 2020 | CytoSMART Lux2
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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: UC Riverside



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Good for time lapses.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Fungal growth

"I used the CytoSMART to observe fungi. The contrast was great, I was able to track hyphae over a couple days before it became a tangled mess. Cloud storage was very handy. I liked the minimalist design, made it very simple to operate. Would use again!"

Review date: 19 May 2020 | CytoSMART Lux2
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  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Rigshospitalet



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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A nice addition to the cell lab if overlooking the internet-related issues.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Monitor cell density inside an incubator

"The CytoSMART is compact and easy to operate. We used it as a way to monitor cell density without disturbing the environmental conditions during long incubations under hypoxic conditions. However, we never managed to make the most of it because all the data is stored in the server and compiled (as far as I could see) once the experiment finishes. Our patchy internet connection meant that the experiments were often interrupted on days 2 and 3, and then all the data was lost. This is more a fault of our facilities than the CytoSMART, but I would have liked to see an option for local storage of the videos/pictures, or at least, security copies that do not require the experiment to be completed."

Review date: 19 May 2020 | CytoSMART Lux2
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: University of Siena



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Observe your cells from your PC, tablet and smartphone!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Live cell analysis, cell migration

"CytoSMART Lux is a truly useful product in the laboratory. It allows you to obtain real-time images of your experiments and can also be used for time-lapse monitoring of cell cultures. It is very easy to use thanks to the integrated tablet and can be considered a low cost solution to start cell migration studies."

Review date: 19 May 2020 | CytoSMART Lux2
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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Fontys University of Applied Sciences



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Very useful for checking your cells every minute of the day.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Checking the condition of cells

"This was easy to use and allowed us to check our cells whilst back home. Thanks to the camera we could check up on our cells (see if they were growing and if they were confluent) and plan better, so we knew when to take the next steps in our experiment."

Review date: 19 May 2020 | CytoSMART Lux2


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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: NAIST



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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The cells can be easily tracked by this machine.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell migration and proliferation

"We use this device to monitor cell proliferation and cell migration. It gives nice and easy data in the incubator. The cells can be monitored even with a smartphone."

Review date: 19 May 2020 | CytoSMART Lux2
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Technical University Eindhoven



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Simple to use and it provides a broad range of information when doing cell culture.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell culture quality

"It is an easy to use device which provides a broad and useful spectrum of results. It is very useful when doing cell culture as you can know at each time point what happens to your cells and saves a lot of time and energy."

Review date: 18 May 2020 | CytoSMART Lux2
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  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: milliporesigma



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Easy to use and decent results.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Live cell culture

"Very reliable and quick cell monitoring device that can be used anytime anywhere in your cell culture lab, even inside the incubator."

Review date: 21 Mar 2020 | CytoSMART Lux2

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).