For years, the choice between manual and automated cell counting has been a difficult one. Manual cell counting on the one hand, is accurate, but time-consuming and very user-dependent. Automated cell counting, on the other hand, is far less accurate but much faster and less user-dependent. On top of that, the disposable counting slides needed for automated counting can be expensive. A tough choice, but now there is a solution.
The Exact can perform a single measurement in less than two seconds*. This is much faster than any other current automated cell-counting system. With traditional systems, the image analysis algorithms have to be processed by a relatively small onboard computer. The Exact can be connected directly to any Windows tablet, laptop or PC, which processes the images much faster.
* Actual speed can vary depending on the local upload and download speed since the cell count is performed in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.
The all-new Exact is the first automated cell counter that combines the best of both worlds. We combine the best qualities of manual cell counting and automatic cell counting and reduce the costs and counting time.
Our Exact is:
The Exact analyses a much larger area than other systems, enabling a higher degree of accuracy. Instead of using only parts of the counting chamber, the Exact analyses the full counting grid.
Unlike other systems, the CytoSMART Exact is completely open, which allows the user to move the counting chamber. The user can easily count multiple different areas to increase the counting accuracy if necessary.
The Exact instantly generates a report containing not only the cell concentration and the cell viability (when using Trypan Blue), but also all images of the counted samples with the counted cells clearly indicated. This is an improvement from traditional automated counting systems. Our highlights:
Since all counts are saved in the cloud, you can gain insight into the health and quality of your cell culture from one experiment to the next.
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Most automatic cell counters require disposables. However, if you count manually, you don’t need disposables. We combined these two elements and created an automated cell counter that doesn’t require disposables and counts cells within two seconds.
The Exact can work with most types of counting slide, including the common reusable glass hemocytometer slides. This means that users can enjoy the benefits of automated cell counting without the costs of disposable slides. Of course, users who wish to use disposables can do so.
|Counting range (concentration/mL)||5 ∙ 104 - 1 ∙ 107|
|Counting range||10 ~ 70 µm|
|Measurement time||2 sec. *|
|Field of view||2.0 x 1.5 mm|
|Image resolution||2048 x 1536|
|Exported formats||PDF, CSV|
|Camera||5 MP CMOS|
|Unite dimensions||90 x 90 x 100 mm (LxWxH)|
|Operating environment||5-40 °C, 20-95% humidity|
Can the Exact count viability?
To perform a cell count, does the Exact only work using a hemocytometer?
No, the Exact also allows you to count using disposable counting slides.
Do I need to calibrate the CytoSMART LUX2?
No calibration by the user is needed for the device to operate.
Is a computer required?
The device can be used with a Windows based tablet or PC. A Windows based tablet with all necessary software installed can be also purchased at CytoSMART. A WiFi or WLAN internet connection is recommended to be able to connect to the CytoSMART server for data storage and analysis.
CytoSMART Technologies is a Dutch company whom wants to challenge every life science researcher to think differently and become the best in their field of expertise. We believe that high-end innovative tools should be accessible by all those trying to be at the forefront of scientific discovery. By working together, we can help those at the cutting edge of life science research. All to achieve greatness.