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CQ1 – Yokogawa

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CQ1 – Yokogawa

Confocal Quantitative Image Cytometer CQ1 offers a new approach to image quantification.

CQ1 enables 3D imaging and quantification of live cell clusters, such as spheroids within a 3D culture vessel, as they are, keeping the cells intact. CQ1 exports feature data in general formats which are readable by various third-party software for advanced data analysis. It is possible to construct fully customized CQ1-based system by integrating with external systems, via robot for culture dish handling.

Enables measurement of spheroids, colonies and tissue sections


  • No need to remove cells from culture dish, in contrast to traditional flow cytometry.
  • Nipkow spinning disk confocal technology allows high-speed yet gentle 3D image acquisition.
  • Rich feature extraction to facilitate sophisticated cellular image analysis.
  • Wide field of view and tiling capability enable easy imaging of large specimen.

Offers the similar operability to traditional flow cytometer


  • Feature data and statistical graphs displayed in real-time with image acquisition.
  • Easy to trace back to the original image from a graph spot, and make repetitive measurements.

Open platform


  • Expandable to integrated system as image acquisition and quantification instrument.
  • FCS/CSV/ICE data format readable by third-party data analysis software.
  • Connectable with external systems via handling robot.
  • A variety of cell culture and sample dishes are applicable.

Compact footprint, light weight bench-top device; no need for darkroom


  CQ1 General fluorescent imaging Flow cytometry
Cell removal/suspension treatment Not necessary Not necessary Necessary
Cell image confirmation Possible Possible Not possible
Display feature data and graphs in real-time with imaging Possible Depends on devices Possible
3D data measurement Possible Not possible Not possible

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