Molecular Devices has introduced the SpectraMax MiniMax 300 imaging cytometer. The cytometer enables both cellular visualization and stain-free cell-based analysis on the field-upgradable SpectraMax i3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader. Brightfield and fluorescence-based green and red channel cellular image acquisition and analysis is simplified using the SoftMax Pro software workflow. Combining cellular imaging with stain-free cell counting and confluency measurements with microplate-based applications, scientists can compress their workflows and increase efficiency. The imaging cytometer features the StainFree Cell Detection algorithm, which enables cell confluency and cell counting measurements on an imaging plate reader without the need for destructive stains. With two additional fluorescence detection channels, researchers can perform and analyze a range of cellular viability and cell toxicity assays. The SpectraMax i3 system offers three integrated detection modes while its flexible design enables an array of assay possibilities. The user-exchangeable cartridge design expands the system’s detection capabilities with cartridges like the ScanLater western blot detection system, which enables protein analysis on a plate reader.
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