CytoSmart Technologies, Eindhoven, Netherlands, has announced the launch of an automated organoid counter. The software application detects organoids using bright-field image analysis and runs on the Corning Cell Counter, a CytoSMART product. “The 3D cellular structures that are formed in organoids have great potential in drug discovery and developmental biology,” says Joffy Maltha, CEO of CytoSmart Technologies. “This has fueled the ever-growing interest in culturing new subtypes of organoids and optimization of current protocols. Growing organoids does however take a substantial amount of time and skill. We believe that implementation of an automated solution for organoid counting can really speed up day-to-day work in the lab and is a logical step toward further implementation of organoids in cell culture-based research.” Manually counting organoids is a routine part of laboratory operations but is time-consuming and user dependent. To overcome these issues CytoSmart has introduced an organoid counting application—a new, powerful, and easy-to-use software application with features and benefits, including: speed and accuracy, thanks to its Cloud-based image analysis algorithm; low cost, since it works with a common common reusable glass hemocytometer with no consumables required; and precision, with software that allows for data gating and image selection for statistical analysis. For more information, visit CytoSmart.
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