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Posted: October 20, 2009

Nikon Instruments Introduces CL-Quant Automated Image Analysis Software

(Nanowerk News) Nikon Instruments, Inc. has introduced the new CL-Quant Automated Image Analysis Software featuring routines for assaying stem cell viability by label-free phase and fluorescence analysis. The software utilizes a unique set of preconfigured routines for standard assays and has a teachable interface for analysis creation and batch-processing for large time-lapse image data sets. The CL-Quant Automated Image Analysis Software is intended for use with Nikon’s Biostation CT.
Biostation CT is the world’s first automated cell culturing and observation system designed to maintain cells in their culturing environment while acquiring time-lapse image sequences. Biostation CT is ideal for identifying cellular health, measuring proliferation rates, determining the effectiveness of differentiation protocols and calculating stem cell pluripotency potential, while minimizing the stress on cells and enabling simultaneous multiple users with multiple experiments. With integrated robotics and auto-focus, Biostation CT can handle up to 30 well plates or flasks.
About Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Nikon Instruments, Inc is a world leader in the development and manufacture of optical and digital imaging technology for biomedical and industrial applications. Now in its 92nd year, Nikon provides complete optical systems that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Cutting-edge instruments include microscopes, precision measuring equipment, digital imaging products and software. Nikon Instruments is the microscopy and digital imaging arm of Nikon Inc., the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology.
Source: Nikon (press release)
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