DeNovix Launches CellDrop™ : CELL COUNTING WITHOUT SLIDES
DeNovix Inc. announces the launch of the CellDrop Automated Cell Counter. CellDrop is the first instrument to incorporate DeNovix’ patent-pending DirectPipette™ Technology, removing the need for expensive, environmentally damaging plastic slides.
Drawing on technology from the multi award-winning DS-11 Series Spectrophotometer / Fluorometer, CellDrop brings the simple Load, Measure & Wipe Clean functionality of nanovolume spectrophotometers to cell counting. The unique, variable volume counting chamber can be automatically adjusted to the optimum height for each sample, delivering greater accuracy and allowing measurements across the widest range of cell densities, 7x10e2 and 4x10e7 cells without the need for dilution or concentration.
“Our company is focused on developing bio-research products that make workflows easier and address researcher pain points,” stated DeNovix CEO Fred Kielhorn. “Many life scientists spoke of their desire to eliminate the cost and waste associated with automated cell counters, so we developed CellDrop. The instrument not only hits that mark, but it also delivers unrivalled performance and ease of use.”
Combining dual fluorescence and brightfield optics with powerful on board EasyApps® software enables a range of cell counting, viability and transfection efficiency assays. Instruments come pre-installed with apps for AO/PI, Brightfield, Trypan Blue, GFP and allows the functionality to easily customize methods. The CellDrop is a stand-alone instrument, with a high definition, 7” touchscreen ideal for reviewing live images, data and reports. All instruments contain Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet connectivity, allowing users to easily export data via email, network drives, network printers or USB drive.
CellDrop is available in dual fluorescence and brightfield or brightfield only models.
The CellDrop Series brings the familiar Load, Measure & Wipe Clean functionality of microvolume spectrophotometers to cell counting. Traditional plastic slides or glass hemocytometers are replaced by two permanent optical sapphire surfaces. These are positioned parallel to one another by a calibration-free, high-precision mechanism, forming a chamber of precisely defined height. 10µL of cell suspension is pipetted into the chamber, analyzed and simply wiped away with a dry laboratory wipe. The powerful live-view image allows instant verification that cleaning has been successful.
Accurate Across the Widest Range of Cell Size and Density
Using conventional counting methods, samples with high or low cell densities require time consuming dilution or concentration steps. The variable height chamber of the CellDrop adjusts chamber depth automatically, delivering the most accurate counts over the widest cell densities – 7 x 102 to 4 x 107. Chamber height can also be adjusted to accommodate almost any cell with a diameter range of 4 to 400µm.
Designed by life scientists, the CellDrop EasyApps® Software exceeds the functionality of high cost cell counters while delivering the ease of use of simpler systems. EasyApps combines with a high definition, 7″ touchscreen interface to give error-free operation with sample loading to data exporting in seconds. Pre-installed with a range of common applications for one-touch analysis of assays such as Brightfield, Trypan blue, AO/PI, GFP and Yeast and the ability to create custom methods makes the CellDrop a flexible workhorse for the busy, multi-user lab.
PRODUCT CHANGE NOTIFICATION
Catalog numbers: RE-100Description: For collection of RNA from human saliva samples. For research use only.
Effective date of change: October 10, 2018
Reason for change:
Product improvement will meet demand for improved usability and laboratory compatibility.
The Oragene•RNA (RE-100) vial collection kit is changing to a tube format which optimizes collection, transport and extraction. As such, the RE-100 vial format is no longer available for sale. The new Oragene•RNA mailable tube format is currently available and is designed to yield equivalent RNA results to the original RE-100 vial format.