Lonza Launches Live-Cell Imaging System
Lonza has released the CytoSMART System, a live-cell imaging system that enables researchers to take time-lapse videos and images of their cell culture without needing to manually inspect their cells. The images taken with the CytoSMART Device are transmitted into the cloud, enabling researchers to view their cell culture outside of the actual cell culture lab at any given time through a web browser, whether via a computer, tablet or smartphone.
Lonza has introduced the CytoSMART System as part of a global distribution agreement with CytoMate Technologies BV, a supplier of primary and stem cell solutions.
The CytoSMARTâ„¢System offers a number of benefits to researchers, including the opportunity to monitor cells at any given time. It also provides a number of advanced functions, such as reporting ongoing cell confluency via a graphical readout while automatic email alerts can be set to inform the user when milestones are reached (for example, once the cell culture has reached a certain confluency). Everything is pulled together via one intuitive and easy-to-use interface, the CytoSMART Connect Cloud Project page, which allows users to view and download all the videos and images connected with their project.