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Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader


Modular digital microscopy and multi-mode detection, each with independent optical components

Combined digital microscopy and multi-mode detection
Cytation 5’s patented design incorporating automated digital microscopy with filter- and/or monochromator-based multi-mode detection is configurable – add modules as your research requirement change over time. Along with Gen5 software, Cytation captures both phenotypic and quantitative data within a single experiment.


Patented Hybrid optics: sensitivity of filters, flexibility of monochromator

Patented Technology
Cytation 5’s hybrid optical design offers filter-based fluorescence optics for high transmission and high sensitivity, while the available monochromator optics offers convenience and assay flexibility. Multiple fluorescence measurement modes include fluorescence intensity, time-resolved fluorescence and fluorescence polarization.


Variable bandwidth monochromators optimize fluorophore detection

Variable bandwidth monochromators
The bandwidths of the monochromators in Cytation 5’s fluorescence detection module are selectable from 9 nm to 50 nm, in 1 nm increments. Variable bandwidths allow you to optimize detection conditions for fluorophores that have unique excitation or emission parameters, for example, a narrow Stokes shift, to provide better performance than conventional monochromators.


100 mW Alpha Laser: Speed and performance-based excitation for Alpha assays

100 mW Alpha Laser
Laser-based excitation offers the power required to get great sensitivity and fast reading speeds, which are critical for Alpha assays.


CO2/O2 control, incubation and shaking for live cell assays

Live cell assays
Cytation 5 is well suited for live cell assays, with temperature control to 65 °C, plus linear and orbital shaking. A gas controller module is available to help regulate CO2 and O2 levels in the system for longer-term live cell requirements. A dual reagent injector provides quick inject/image capability for observing fast reactions.

Label-free cell counting for cell proliferation studies

Label-free cell counting
It’s fast and simple to count live cells using the available high contrast brightfield option. Higher contrast allows a direct and label-free method for object identification using Gen5 software to count cells and characterize cell proliferation in kinetic studies.

Modular and upgradable

Label-free cell counting
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Cytation 5 is a modular system, with imaging optics and multi-mode optics available in a variety of configurations and upgrade paths. The separate modules ensure excellent performance in imaging and all detection modes, without compromise Choose imaging only, with available phase contrast. Or, add filter- and/or- monochromator-based fluorescence and luminescence, UV-Vis absorbance along with available laser-based Alpha detection.