CytoSMART Multi Lux

Live-cell imaging for
comparison studies
and large lab teams

  • CytoSMART Multi Lux

CytoSMART Multi Lux

The CytoSMART Multi Lux is an automated live-cell imaging system, designed for long-term comparison studies and large laboratory teams. Combining the capabilities of 4 compact Lux2 devices into one system to increase throughput and lab functionality. The CytoSMART Multi Lux fits perfectly in every CO2-incubator, with room to spare for other cell culture vessels. All devices connect to a single laptop optimizing lab space and give access to data of running experiments remotely from the comfort of your home.

Ideal for extensive comparison studies

Compare cell cultures, supported by automated image analysis and visualization

Kinetically monitor up to four different cell culture experiments at perfect culture conditions without disturbing your cells. This increases throughput, results in better statistics and a more efficient workflow. Multi Lux is ideal for comparison studies of e.g. oncology, immunology, neuroscience, and stem cell research. CytoSMART also offers cloud-based image analysis for various applications such as growth, wound healing, cytotoxicity, cell migration, cytopathic effect assays, and more.

Images are uploaded to the CytoSMART Cloud were they are combined into time-lapse movies. These movies are automatically analyzed using the CytoSMART image analysis software. All results are remotely accessible in the CytoSMART Cloud, therefore, unnecessary lab visits can be skipped.

Solution for large laboratory teams

Limitless possibilities

Improved CytoSMART technology makes it possible to run up to four individual experiments simultaneously using a single laptop. All users are flexible to start and stop their experiment independent of other experiments, improving lab efficiency. Automated image analysis provided with Multi Lux helps your team produce innovative research, without interruption. The cloud offers high-speed image analysis 24/7 and remote access to experiment data, allowing users the flexibility to continue their research from outside the lab. Besides, this solution is also a great education tool for conveying cell biology knowledge and skills to students.

Long-term live-cell imaging

Run your experiments for weeks

Multi Lux enables long-term observation of (individual) living cells and visualization of dynamic biological processes. You can run experiments for days, weeks, or longer without unnecessary exposure to environmental stress, such as change of temperature, humidity, or CO2 levels.

CytoSMART long-term live-cell imaging automates the cell growth and migration measurements. The remote functionality of the CytoSMART Cloud provides insight into the kinetic data of your experiments and is accessible 24/7 on your phone, tablet, or laptop. You can also be notified when the desired confluency is reached. Allowing you to know exactly when to go to the lab.

Learn more about the Lux2 device and Lux2 Duo Kit solution below.

Technical specifications

Optics bright-field only with digital phase contrast
Magnification 10X fixed objective - 20X digital zoom
Fluorescence filters N/A
Camera 5 MP CMOS
Data formats JPG, XLSX, MP4
Image size 960 pixels
Field of view 1.9 * 1.9 mm
Culture well-plates, petri dishes, flasks, microfluidic chips and custom culture vessels
Computer requirements Windows 10 - 2 USB3 ports
Power supply AC 100-240V, 2A, 10W, 50/60HZ
Dimensions 133 x 90 x 100 mm (L x W x H)
5.2 x 3.5 x 3.9 in (L x W x H)
Weight 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)
Operating conditions 0 - 42 °C, 5-95% humidity
Warranty 1-year parts and labor
Data storage unlimited cloud storage
Research use only. Not intended for diagnostic purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a single CytoSMART Lux2 in your lab already, upgrading to the Multi Lux can be done by simply ordering extra CytoSMART Lux2 devices. Any software updates can be performed remotely. No extra laptop is needed. An additional multi-port USB3 adapter should be available.

The CytoSMART Multi Lux is a complete live-cell imaging system with automated image analysis software, which employs four compact inverted microscopes, that are designed to be placed inside an incubator, to monitor cell cultures. The system can be used as a notification system to alert users when a cell culture confluence target is reached. It is a perfect solution for long-term comparison studies and large laboratory teams.

No calibration by the user is needed for the device to operate.

The system requires a dedicated PC or laptop running on windows 10 or above and with four USB3 ports (or multi-port USB3 adapter) and an active internet connection. If your lab doesn’t have the sufficient hardware, we can supply these for a fee as part of your order.

The CytoSMART Multi Lux remote functionality runs on cloud-based software. In this cloud-environment the images are stored and can be accessed using user-specific login details. Next to unlimited data storage, image analysis algorithms can be run to quantify confluence and cell migration.

The CytoSMART Multi Lux allows monitoring of a wide range of different culture dishes and flasks, such as:



  • ​T-flasks: T-25 up to T-250

  • Single well, multi-well plates (6, 12, 24, 48, 96 well)

  • microfluidic chips

  • Flat tubes

  • Petri dishes

  • Slides


This is not an exhaustive list, so if your preferred equipment isn’t on this list please get in touch. For larger flasks, an adapter plate may be required. This plate can be purchased at CytoSMART.

Magnification is equal to a standard microscope with a 10X and 20X lens.

Images can be recorded at pre-defined intervals. At the start of a new experiment, you can specify the interval rate anywhere between 5 min - 12 hours.

The devices are easy to clean using lint-free swipes and EtOH (70%) or IPA. Do not use Acetone to clean the device. Please be aware that the device cannot be autoclaved.

After sterilizing with EtOH or IPA the devices can be used in a cleanroom.

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