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Cytation 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader

Automated digital microscope and multi-mode reader in one

Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader is configurable to combine automated digital microscopy and conventional microplate detection. Equipped with BioTek’s patented Hybrid Technology™ for microplate detection, Cytation 3 includes both high sensitivity filter-based and monochromator-based optics for unmatched versatility and performance. The imaging module provides automated image capture, processing, analysis and tools to create publication-ready images and data - BioTek’s process known as Augmented Microscopy™. This affordable imaging and multi-mode detection system addresses a multitude of applications that typically require multiple instruments.


  • Automated digital microscope and multi-mode reader in one
  • Modular and upgradable: buy only what you need now
  • 2.5x to 60x imaging: population analysis, intra-cellular details
  • Live-cell assays with temperature and CO2/O2 control
  • Automatic cell counting and subpopulation analysis

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With the ability to collect phenotypic and quantitative data in a single experiment, Cytation 3 is a powerful tool for imaging applications, and conventional multi-mode applications.

HeLa cells
HeLa cells treated with SmartFlare™ CY5-GAPDH Reagent at 20x

Quantification of invasive tumor area
Quantification of invasive tumor area. 4x overlayed image with Gen5 object mask.

These are just a few examples of the many important applications for Cytation 3. Visit our Applications page to see more.