Fluorescence live-cell imaging has become an indispensable tool for analyzing the quality and viability of cell cultures. The CytoSMART Multi Lux3 FL is a dual-fluorescence live-cell imaging system, designed for long-term comparative studies and large research teams. The system consists of four compact Lux3 FL fluorescence microscopes, equipped with two fluorescent (green and red) and one brightfield channel that allow to analyze multiple cell features simultaneously. It fits comfortably in any standard incubator, still allowing to accommodate cell culture plates and flasks. The CytoSMART Multi Lux3 FL imaging system is a cost-effective solution for large research groups and educational facilities that aim to increase their throughput and efficiency.
- Flexible – connect devices to the same laptop and control them individually
- Incubator-friendly – study cells in their desired culture environment
- Designed for large research groups and educational facilities – increase the efficiency of your lab group
- Indispensable tool for long-term, large-scale comparative studies – run up to four individual experiments simultaneously for days or weeks
Solution for large research groups
Being a part of a large research group can be associated with a limited access to laboratory equipment and resources. The CytoSMART Multi Lux3 FL system consists of four fluorescence microscopes, allowing to run up to four individual imaging experiments simultaneously. Users can start and stop their experiments at any time, without affecting the time-lapse imaging experiments of other lab members. The CytoSMART Cloud offers remote access to experimental data and automated image analysis, ensuring effective data organization and storage for all research group members.
|Number of Lux3 FL units||4|
|Channels||Brightfield, green, and red fluorescent channels|
|Peak wavelength / bandwidth||Green – excitation: 452/45 nm; emission: 512/23 nm|
|Red – excitation: 561/14 nm; emission: 630/90 nm|
|Magnification||10× (digital zoom 20×)|
|Image resolution||2072 × 2072 pixels|
|Field of view (per device)||1.45 mm × 1.45 mm|
|Camera||6.4 MP CMOS|
|Data formats||JPG, TIFF, MP4, XLSX|
|Data storage||Unlimited cloud storage & unlimited number of user accounts|
|Computer requirements||Windows 10, USB 3.0 (× 4), 2.4 GHz i5 processor, 4 GB RAM memory, internet|
|Culture vessels||Any transparent culture vessel: well-plates, petri dishes, flasks, microfluidic chips, and custom culture vessels|
|Dimensions (L × W × H; per device)||16.6 cm × 14 cm × 13.5 cm|
|Weight (per device)||1.3 kg|
|Operating conditions||5 – 40 °C, 20 – 95% humidity|
|Warranty||1-year parts and labor|
|Extra features||Template functionality|
|Research use only. Not intended for diagnostic purposes|
Multi Lux3 FL Brochure PDF
Multi-Lux3-FL-Brochure-PDF ( PDF - 4 MB )
Product Features 1 pager Multi Lux3 FL PDF
Product-Features-1-pager-Multi-Lux3-FL-PDF ( PDF - 5 MB )
Product Features 2 pager Multi Lux3 FL PDF
Product-Features-2-pager-Multi-Lux3-FL-PDF ( PDF - 4 MB )
Cell Lines Lux2 and Lux3
Cell-Lines-Lux2-and-Lux3 ( PDF - 100 KB )
App Note Monitoring the confluence ratio per cell type in co-cultures with varying seeding ratios
APPnote3001-Multi-Lux3-FL_2022-02-08-094614_ksav ( PDF - 2 MB )
Frequently Asked Questions
The CytoSMART Multi Lux3 FL is a live-cell imaging system that employs four compact fluorescence microscopes, designed to be placed inside an incubator to monitor cell cultures. The CytoSMART Cloud environment provides real-time updates on the status of running experiments and allows to access images and time-lapse videos remotely.
If you already have a single CytoSMART Lux3 FL device in your lab, upgrading to the Multi Lux3 FL Kit can be done by simply ordering extra CytoSMART Lux3 FL devices. All devices can operate via a single laptop (or desktop), as long as the laptop is equipped with a multi-port USB 3.0 adapter.
The CytoSMART Multi Lux3 FL is compatible with a wide range of different culture vessels, including T-flasks (T-25 to T-250), multi-well plates (6 – 384-well plates), microfluidic chips, flat tubes, petri dishes, and slides.
The remote functionality of the CytoSMART Multi Lux3 FL runs on cloud-based computing. In this cloud environment, the images and videos are stored and can be accessed using user-specific login details. Next to unlimited data storage and unlimited number of user accounts, automated image analysis can be performed in the CytoSMART Cloud portal.
The devices are easy to clean using lint-free wipes and ethanol (70%) or isopropyl alcohol (IPA). Do not use acetone to clean the devices. Please be aware that the devices cannot be autoclaved.
After sterilizing with ethanol or IPA, the devices can be used in a clean room.