CytoSMART Lux3 BR is a small brightfield microscope, equipped with a high-quality 6.4 MP CMOS camera. Unlike the high-end microscopes with incubation box, the Lux3 BR ensures that cultures are not exposed to temperature, humidity, or CO2 fluctuations that can stress the cells, as the device easily fits in every CO2-incubator.
The CytoSMART Lux3 BR is ideal for capturing crisp brightfield images and videos of living cells. The image size of 2072×2072 pixels combined with the 1.45×1.45 mm field of view provide a resolution of 0.7 µm/pixel. Even at the commonly required image resolution of 300 dpi for printed scientific publications, these images can fill the entire page width if desired, without compromising the image quality.
The main features and benefits of the CytoSMART Lux3 BR include:
Images and videos of running or completed experiments can be accessed, processed, and analyzed from any desired location using the CytoSMART Cloud-based environment. Therefore, cells can be monitored without having to open the incubator, or even be in the lab. The integrated cloud-based image analysis facilitates quantification of output parameters, e.g. cell confluence or wound healing rate. The automated quantification minimizes avoidable variation and bias in the interpretation of results.
A setup with the CytoSMART Lux3 BR can be easily expanded to two or even four devices that can be operated and controlled individually via a single laptop. Since both Lux3 BR Duo Kit and Multi Lux3 BR devices can be placed directly next to each other in the same incubator, it allows for systematic comparison of control and treated samples, as all monitored cell cultures are maintained in an identical culture environment.