Cytation™ 5 NEW!
Cytation™ 5 is a configurable system that combines automated digital widefield microscopy with conventional multi-mode microplate reading to provide phenotypic cellular information and well-based quantitative data. This single instrument platform can process workflows that would traditionally require multiple instruments and software interfaces, and is simple to setup and operate. With up to 60x magnification, the microscopy module provides high-quality cellular and sub-cellular imaging in fluorescence, brightfield, color brightfield and phase contrast.
The multi-mode microplate reader features BioTek’s patented Hybrid Technology™, which incorporates variable bandwidth monochromator optics and high sensitivity filter-based detection optics for unmatched versatility and performance. Live cell imaging and multi-mode assays are optimized with incubation to 65 °C and shaking, plus available CO2/O2 control and dual reagent injectors. Image capture, data collection and powerful image and data analysis are managed with Gen5™ software, specifically designed for uncomplicated processing of even the most complex assays.
Fluorescence, brightfield, color brightfield and phase contrast microscopy and conventional multi-mode microplate reading provides powerful imaging and quantitative data collection in one instrument
Patented Hybrid Technology™, available for multi-mode microplate reading, combines high performance filters with variable bandwidth monochromators for versatility and performance
The fluorescence monochromators offer a variable bandwidth from 9 nm to 50 nm in 1 nm increments for ultimate flexibility
Laser-based excitation for AlphaScreen® / AlphaLISA® assays
CO2/O2 control, incubation to 65 °C and shaking optimize cell-based and other assays
Low volume (2 µL) nucleic acid and protein quantification with the available Take3 Plates
Powerful yet easy to use Gen5 software for efficient plate reading, image capture and analysis
Cytation™ 3 is a cell imaging multi-mode microplate reader that combines automated digital microscopy and conventional microplate detection. This unique patent pending design provides rich phenotypic cellular information with well-based quantitative data. Equipped with BioTek’s patented Hybrid Technology™ for microplate detection, Cytation 3 includes both high sensitivity filter-based detection and a flexible quadruple monochromator based system for unmatched versatility and performance.
The upgradable fluorescence cellular imaging module, with up to 60x magnification provides researchers rich cellular visualization analysis without the complexity and expense of standard automated microscopes, making cell imaging more accessible to a larger number of research laboratories at an affordable price. Fluorescence microscopy is a powerful technique for visualizing cellular responses to understand cell proliferation, protein expression, cytotoxicity and other expressions. The ability to perform both conventional quantitative fluorescence measurements and cell imaging takes cell biology research to another level.
With special emphasis on live-cell assays, Cytation 3 features temperature control to 45 °C, CO2/O2 gas control, orbital shaking and full support for time lapse studies with BioTek’s Gen5™ software, specifically designed to make plate reading and image capture easy.Technology advances are found throughout Cytation 3’s including high-intensity LED light sources, filter cubes optimized for high signal/noise ratio, hard coated optical filters, Olympus objectives, and superior autofocus for totally software controlled microscopy.