EASYCOUNTER YC Yeast cell counter is based on fluorescent image cytometry for counting cells. The instrument counts individual yeast cells in suspension by detecting the fluorescence signals of stained DNA in the cell nuclei. It performs viability and vitality analysis. Viability is defined as a percentage of live cells in a whole population. In many cases, toxic effects of chemical or physical factors do not lead directly to cell death but may compromise cell ability to divide without necessarily leading to cell death. The analysis for assessing cell viability provides information only on alive and dead cells in the whole population, but do not provide information about the number of vitality cells. Vitality is defined as the physiological capabilities of cells. It is important to note that cell viability and cell vitality represent two different aspects of cell functions, and both are required for the estimation of the physiological state of a cell after exposure to various types of stressors and chemical or physical factors.
Unique, 3D, multi-image, patent application protected, sequential scanning process, based on a precise fluorescent optics and low magnification, images analysis software, EASYCOUNTER YC is fast, precise and reliable counter of yeast cells. Via automatic displacement of the mechanism on axles X – Y and liquid lens Z, the device is capturing maximum 60 images. After capturing, the images are being processed by the embedded software and the average result, calculated by using the formula from IDF/ISO 13366, of all the filmed images is displayed. The whole process, after placing the CELLCHIP in the cartridge, is automatic.
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