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Cytation C10 Confocal Imaging Reader

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Cytation C10 confocal imaging reader combines automated confocal and widefield microscopy with conventional multimode microplate reading. The patented design gives exquisite resolution and optical sectioning capabilities for many sample types. A Hamamatsu scientific CMOS camera, Olympus objectives, and laser-based illumination deliver high-quality images. Cytation C10 includes widefield fluorescence, brightfield and phase contrast optics. The variable bandwidth monochromator-based multimode plate reading is based on the proven design of the Agilent BioTek Synergy products. Environmental controls, 3D viewer, and Gen5 software enable high-quality results for many applications. The system delivers affordable confocal to every laboratory.
 

applications

   
Detailed Characterization of Mitosis Using Cell Population Analysis and Auto ROI Defined Confocal Imaging
Detailed Characterization of Mitosis Using Cell Population Analysis and Auto ROI Defined Confocal Imaging
 
Confocal Imaging of Spheroids for Accurate Determination of Cell Number and Evaluating Treatment Response Using ELISPOT
 

Features

green box Compact, affordable confocal imager for every laboratory

Compact, affordable confocal imager for every laboratory

Expertise gained over several years of Cytation development, along with customer feedback, resulted in the Cytation C10.... an automated confocal microscope with excellent performance at a truly attainable price.


green box Confocal: Improved image quality and analysis

Confocal: Improved image quality and analysis

Confocal microscopy can enable you to see a level of detail in your samples that is not possible with widefield optics. Not only can you obtain improved image quality, you can get improved quantification and analysis with confocal images and Gen5 software.


green box High quality optical components

High quality optical components

High quality objectives, filters and other components including the Hamamatsu sCMOS Orca camera, Semrock filters, Olympus objectives and other well-known brands, are used in Cytation C10, enabling the capture of stunning, publication-quality images.


green box Confocal imaging and multi-mode plate reader in one

Confocal imaging and multi-mode plate reader in one

With a combination of spinning disk confocal and widefield imaging, plus multi-mode reader, Cytation C10 is truly ready for any assay. And since Cytation C10 is a modular, upgradable instrument, you can get the functionality you need today and add modules later as your needs expand.


green box Confocal plus widefield = stunning images and analysis

Confocal plus widefield = stunning images and analysis

Cytation C10 captures stunning detail in a wide variety of sample types. Use widefield imaging for faster acquisition of large samples at lower magnification, switch to confocal to image small intracellular details or 3D samples. Or combine both modes for highly multiplexed, multi-parameter imaging experiments.


green box Environmental controls for live cell imaging

Environmental controls for live cell imaging

Successful live cell kinetic imaging relies on a consistent environment, including temperature control and CO2/O2 control and monitoring. Cytation C10 provides the perfect environment to grow and analyze live cells over time. Powerful movie maker and kinetic analysis software tools allow visualizing and analysis time-lapse experiments.

 


green box  Hit-picking: Multi-mode detection + imaging saves time and data storage

Hit-picking: Multi-mode detection + imaging saves time and data storage

(1) Plate reader quickly identifies GFP positive wells.
(2) Only GFP positive wells are imaged, saving both time and computer memory.

Imaging data sets can take a long time to acquire and require large data storage capacity. The unique hit-picking function takes advantage of the embedded plate reader optics. Set the hit picking criteria, quickly pre-screen the microplate with the plate reader optics and Cytation C10 will automatically image the samples that meet your criteria, saving both time and hard drive space.


green box Variable bandwidth for sensitivity and specificity

Variable bandwidth for sensitivity and specificity

The plate reader optics of Cytation use a quad monochromator design with variable bandwidth. The bandwidth can be set anywhere between 9 and 50 nm in 1 nm increment. Large bandwidth settings (1) provide increased sensitivity and lower limits of detection. Small bandwidth settings (2) provide increased specificity when multiple signals are present, which reduces signal crosstalk and enhances assay performance.


green box Cytation C10: Ready for any application

Cytation C10: Ready for any application

The combination of confocal and widefield imaging with multi-mode detection will transform your laboratory workflows and increase productivity. Cytation C10 is truly ready for any application.



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