BioTek Instruments, Winooski, Vt, has announced a wide field of view camera option for the company’s Cytation 5 cell imaging multimode reader. The wide field of view camera captures approximately four times the area of the reader’s standard camera, enabling users to capture larger areas of interest with fewer images. The new camera increases the speed of acquisition for larger samples and accelerates statistically significant sampling for cell population analysis.
Cytation 5 combines automated digital microscopy and conventional microplate detection in a configurable, upgradable platform. It includes both filter-based and monochromator-based optics for multimode versatility and performance. With its standard or wide field of view cameras, the microscopy module enables cellular visualization up to 60x magnification in brightfield, color brightfield, fluorescence, and phase-contrast modes across a broad range of sample biologies.
The camera also features shaking, incubation to 65° C, and a Peltier cooling module to ensure internal environmental stability for uncompromised assay integrity. A CO2/O2 gas controller and dual reagent injector module are also available. The Cytation 5 reader comes with Gen5 software, designed to make plate reading and image capture easy while providing information-rich data and images.
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