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CYTELL Cell Imaging System


CYTELL Cell Imaging System

The intuitive Cytell Cell Imaging System captures cellular and sub-cellular images in a benchtop unit equipped with on-board data analysis and visualization tools. It streamlines and simplifies routine assays, such as cell cycle and cell viability assays, to save you time and help your research progress more rapidly.

  • Efficiency: BioApps and ready-to-use optimized kits allow mix-and-read operation, providing image acquisition, data analysis, and report generation of microplates in only 15 minutes.
  • Simplicity: Intuitive user interface design allows novice users to perform image acquisition and analysis without training.
  • Flexibility: Open platform design enables cellular & sub-cellular imaging of cells, colonies and tissues. Supports microplates, slides, Petri dishes, and flasks.


Intuitive User Interface, No Imaging Experience Required

Our on-board BioApps are the key to simplification. These pre-configured, easy-to-use software modules guide you through all the steps from imaging and data acquisition through to data analysis, visualization, and report generation at the touch of a button. The Cytell Cell Imaging System is small enough to sit on your benchtop, yet powerful enough for anyone in your lab to quickly and easily generate their own analyzed results for a wide variety of cellular assays.

Digital Imaging BioApp: Acquire fluorescence and transmitted light images of samples in plates, flasks, Petri dishes, or slides.

Automated Imaging BioApp: Automatically acquire high-quality fluorescence and transmitted light images from an entire microplate in minutes.

Quick Count BioApp: Obtain accurate cell counts and viability and concentration estimations based on fluorescence intensity using a disposable hemocytometer.

Cell Cycle BioApp: Analyze cell cycle phase distribution in multi-well format using a DNA-binding fluorophore.

Cell Viability BioApp: Run two- or three-color assays in multi-well formats with subpopulation gating to determine the percentages of live, dead, and non-viable cells.

Apoptosis BioApp: Run two- or three-color assays in multi-well formats with subpopulation gating to determine the percentage of live, dead, and apoptotic cells.

Accelerates Routine Cellular Analysis—At Your Bench, On Demand

Cytell can image a wide variety of sample formats from slides, petri dishes, T-flasks, and microplates. Compatible reagents and kits from GE Healthcare Life Sciences are available, although Cytell has the advantage of being an open system and provides the flexibility to create your own customized protocols based on your own preferred reagents.


CYTELL Cell Imaging System – Product Specifications

InstallationSelf-installed, out-of-the-box operation
Dimensions483 mm(W) × 292 mm(H) × 584 mm(D) (19” x 11.5” x23”)
Weight27 kg (58 lb)
Voltage110–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Requirement2.5 A at 24 VDC
Imaging ModesEpi-fluorescent and transmitted light wide field imaging
IlluminationSolid-state illuminator for fluorescent imaging
LED for transmitted light imaging
Fluorescent ChannelsBlue: Ex 390 nm/Em 430 nm
Green: Ex 473 nm/Em 512.5 nm
Orange: Ex 544 nm/Em 588 nm
Red: Ex 631 nm/Em 702 nm
Camera2.8 megapixel, 14-bit CCD camera
Objective Lens Changer2-position, automated objective selection
ObjectivesHigh resolution 10×/NA=0.45 objective
Large field of view 4×/NA=0.2 objective
AutofocusContrast-based autofocus
Laser hardware autofocus
Stage OperationAutomated X-Y-Z position control
Sample FormatSupports multiwell plates (6- to 384-well), slides, Petri dishes (35, 60, 100 mm), and flasks (T-25, T-75)
ComputerHP™ 8300 touch screen, all-in-one PC
Operating system: Windows 7, 64-bit
SoftwarePre-installed Bioapps: Digital Imaging, Automated Imaging, Cell Cycle, Cell Count, Cell Viability
File outputs: .tiff, .jpg, .pdf, and .csv
Software tools: Plate Map Creator, System backup
Data storage: Workstation hard drive and network drive capable
For Use WithSupports GE supplied kits and off-the-shelf reagents