Cologne, Germany / Basel, Switzerland, 28 April
2015 – Lonza has today released CytoSMART™ System, an easy-to-use and
affordable live cell imaging system that enables researchers to take time-lapse
videos and images of their cell culture without needing to manually inspect
their cells. The images taken with the CytoSMART™ Device are transmitted into
the cloud, enabling researchers to view their cell culture outside of the
actual cell culture lab at any given time through a web browser, whether via a
computer, tablet or smartphone.
CytoSMART™ System offers a number of
benefits to researchers, including 24 hour peace of mind that their cells are
safe and well, all without them ever having to step foot in the lab. It also
provides a number of advanced functions, such as reporting ongoing cell
confluency via a graphical readout, while automatic email alerts can be set to
inform the user when milestones are reached (for example, once the cell culture
has reached a certain confluency). Everything is pulled together via one
intuitive and easy to use interface, the CytoSMART™ Connect Cloud Project page,
which allows users to view and download all the videos and images connected
with their project.
“Researchers that have tested the
CytoSMART™ Prototype have used it for a variety of different applications, such
as cell culture monitoring and documentation, migration and scratch assays and
cell culture standardization. Stem cell researchers were specifically
interested in documenting the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells via
video recordings, while labs that grow cells under hypoxic or GMP conditions
greatly appreciated the ability to remotely monitor their cell cultures,”
stated Herbert Mueller-Hartmann, Head of R&D at Lonza Bioscience Solutions.
“As the standard determination of cell
culture confluency is through visual inspection, which is highly user
dependent, many labs also valued the email alert functionality. This allows
users to be notified once a culture had reached a certain confluency, saving
them from manually checking their cells until absolutely necessary,” he
Lonza has introduced the CytoSMART™ System
as part of a global distribution agreement with CytoMate Technologies BV. As a
leading supplier of primary and stem cell solutions, the CytoSMART™ Technology
is a perfect addition to Lonza’s existing product portfolio.
information please visit www.lonza.com/cytosmart.