innovatis Inc. introduces Cellavista, an image-based system that can be used for rapid visualization of a broad range of cellular assays, while performing image analysis simultaneously. Combining brightfield and fluorescence optic capabilities, Cellavista enables users to acquire and analyze images for a wide array of cell-based assays, including, but not limited to, single cell cloning, cell confluence, suspension cell count, FACS seeding efficiency control, cell nuclei count and characterization, transfection efficiency, microplate quality control, viral plaque assays, fluorescent protein expression, and apoptosis assays.
Assay-specific analysis algorithms have been fully developed to identify cell clusters or colonies and are applicable to stem cell research. Using a graphical user interface, researchers can view a whole plate, zoom in on specific wells or colonies of interest, and view histograms, scatter plots, and time charts. Cellavista works with microplates, microscope slides, chamber slides, and culture dishes. Automated, image-stitching capabilities enable complete whole-well analysis as one image.
This article was published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 11, No. 8, August, 2008, pp. 9.
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