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Optical Microscopy vs. Digital Microscopy: For cell cultures studies

A variation of the optical microscope is the digital microscope. These microscopes use a digital camera instead of eyepieces. Images are seen in real-time on a computer screen. The invention of the USB port in the 1990s has made available a wide variety of USB digital microscopes to suit every need.

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Issues when using Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hUC MSCs) - CytoSMART Academy

There are also some issues involved when using mesenchymal stem cells derived from the umbilical cord. The isolation and culture time can take quite long, from several days up to several weeks. Once enough cells have been isolated, they need to be expanded to achieve the desired cell number. Because this process can take several weeks, it needs more handling steps (medium change, monitoring, etc.) which increases the change of contamination. In addition, the stem cell culture can not get too confluent or it will loose its potential. They will start to differentiate into (unwanted) cell type or stop proliferating at all. If this happens, all the time and work will have been in vain.

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Live-cell imaging: A journey from hand-drawn sketches to microcinematography

Live-cell imaging is the study of living cells using time-lapse microscopy. It is used by scientists to obtain a better understanding of biological function through the study of cellular dynamics. Live-cell imaging has offered countless insights into biological marvels. It is the study of living cell/s with time-lapse microscopy. It helped scientists to achieve a better understanding of biological function through the study of cellular dynamics.

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Remote monitoring of iPSC-derived neural crest cells

Neuronal cells used in in vitro research are often derived via directed differentiation of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). In order to make sure the iPSCs differentiate into neuronal cells, it is very important to keep a close eye on your cells during this costly 30-day process. CytoSMART’s live-cell imaging microscopes and Anatomic's 7-day neural differentiation method can speed up this process.

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Announcing the Automated Organoid Counter

CytoSMART Technologies today announced the launch of an automated organoid counter. The software application detects organoids using bright-field image analysis and runs on the Corning® Cell Counter, a CytoSMART product.

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