Lonza has today released CytoSMART™ System, an easy-to-use and affordable live cell imaging system that enables researchers to take time-lapse videos and images of their cell culture without needing to manually inspect their cells. The images taken with the CytoSMART™ Device are transmitted into the cloud, enabling researchers to view their cell culture outside of the actual cell culture lab at any given time through a web browser, whether via a computer, tablet or smartphone.

CytoSMART™ System offers a number of benefits to researchers, including 24 hour peace of mind that their cells are safe and well, all without them ever having to step foot in the lab. It also provides a number of advanced functions, such as reporting ongoing cell confluency via a graphical readout, while automatic email alerts can be set to inform the user when milestones are reached (for example, once the cell culture has reached a...

“Researchers that have tested the CytoSMART™ Prototype have used it for a variety of different applications, such as cell culture monitoring and documentation, migration and scratch assays and cell culture standardization. Stem cell researchers were specifically interested in documenting the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells via video recordings, while labs that grow cells under hypoxic or GMP conditions greatly appreciated the ability to remotely monitor their cell cultures,” stated Herbert Mueller-Hartmann, Head of R&D at Lonza Bioscience Solutions.

“As the standard determination of cell culture confluency is through visual inspection, which is highly user dependent, many labs also valued the email alert functionality. This allows users to be notified once a culture had reached a certain confluency, saving them from manually checking their cells until absolutely necessary,” he continued.

Lonza has introduced the CytoSMART™ System as part of a global distribution agreement with CytoMate Technologies BV. As a leading supplier of primary and stem cell solutions, the CytoSMART™ Technology is a perfect addition to Lonza’s existing product portfolio.

About Lonza Pharma&Biotech ?? Bioscience Solutions
Lonza provides the pharma market with the tools life science researchers use to develop and test therapeutics, from basic research to final product release. Lonza’s bioscience products and services range from cell culture and discovery technologies for research, to quality control tests and software to ensure product quality. Lonza Bioscience Solutions serves research customers worldwide in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and personal care companies, as well as academic and government research institutions. The company delivers physiologically relevant cell biology solutions, and complete solutions for rapid microbiology. Primary brands include BioWhittaker™, Clonetics™, FlashGel™, MetaPhor™, MycoAlert™, Nucleofection™, NuSieve™, PAGEr™, Poietics™ and SeaKem®.

About Lonza
Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. We harness science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.

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