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Announcing the CytoSMART Lux2 Duo Kit

CytoSMART Technologies today announced the launch of a new live-cell imaging system. The CytoSMART Lux2 Duo Kit offers a straightforward, cost-effective solution for researchers carrying out immediate side-by-side comparisons between cell cultures.

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clonogenic assays: what, why and how

A clonogenic assay, also known as a colony formation assay, is an in vitro cell survival assay. It assesses the ability of single cells to survive and reproduce to form colonies. This blog highlights: Clonogenic assay applications. How to perform a clonogenic assay with important considerations to make along the way. Quantifying your colonies and plotting a survival curve. Using label-free microscopy and confluence detection as an alternative, time and cost effective clonogenic assay protocol

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iPSCs: How to achieve top quality cultures

Despite all the advancements in iPSC technologies, culturing iPSCs still remains a challenging and complicated process. There are now more options than ever for reprogramming methods, growth medias, cell attachment substrates, dissociation reagents, and passaging techniques. Ultimately there is no one way to grow iPSCs.

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Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells

This blog outlines the various therapeutic applications of bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs), their isolation and culturing methods. Also described are quality control measures, including visual inspection criteria, that are useful for ensuring stemness i.e. self-renewal and multi-lineage differentiation potential.

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Live-cell imaging: keeping cells happy and healthy

A central challenge in live-cell imaging maintaining physiological cell behavior. Specimens removed from their native source may exhibit morphological or behavioral changes. Cell health and behavior can be controlled during imaging by keeping cells in a culture system that closely resembles their physiological growth environment.

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