Fluorescence imaging (or fluorescence microscopy) involves the visualization of fluorophores, such as fluorescent dyes or proteins, with the aim of unravelling molecular structures and complex biological processes. Fluorophores absorb light of particular wavelength (excitation) and, within nanoseconds, re-emit light of different wavelength (emission). Fluorescence live-cell imaging allows to track dynamic cellular processes over long periods of time, and its applications range from the analysis of gene and protein expression and localization to cytotoxicity and cell-cell interactions in co-cultures.
CytoSMART Technologies offers a range of brightfield live-cell imagers, adapted to varying applications and budgets. Our devices are designed to function inside a cell culture incubator, ensuring that cells remain in their desired culturing environment throughout the whole imaging period. The utilized digital phase contrast technique produces high-contrast, publication-quality images. The devices are equipped with artificial intelligence (AI)-driven image analysis algorithms (e.g. cell confluency, colony detection, cell migration) that process the acquired images and generate automatic reports. These reports contain detailed information on multiple analyzed variables and can be assessed remotely via the CytoSMART Cloud.
CytoSMART Lux3 FL
The CytoSMART Lux3 FL is a compact fluorescence imager that fits comfortably inside a cell culture incubator. The device is equipped with one brightfield and two fluorescent channels (green and red).
CytoSMART Lux3 FL Duo Kit
The CytoSMART Lux3 FL Duo Kit consists of two Lux3 FL devices. This fluorescence imaging system is incubator-friendly and designed for direct, side-by-side comparison of fluorescently-labelled cell cultures.
CytoSMART Multi Lux3 FL
The CytoSMART Multi Lux3 FL is composed of four Lux3 FL microscopes. The system allows to perform four separate live-cell imaging experiments, representing an efficient solution for large research groups and educational facilities.