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Cell Counting and Viability: Faster Results Through Automation


Cell Counting and Viability: Faster Results Through Automation

Who's speaking at this Webinar?

Uwe Killemann
Field Marketing Manager Europe Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Whether cells are being used to manufacture a therapeutic drug product or drug efficacy testing in pharmacology, measuring the cell viability and concentration accurately and with good reproducibility is crucial. Automated cell counters will count cells according to the technology they use and their individual configuration and this could produce results that vary widely compared both to alternative automated systems and to the common manual technique of using a microscope and haemocytometer.

In the current bioprocessing environment, a significant unmet need exists for automated, real-time cell analysis. Accurate cell counting is critical to ensure experimental success and reproducibility for cell-based assays and cell culture applications. Cell viability can be calculated using dye exclusion methods, such as trypan blue. Software analyzes the images based on system specific parameters such as cell diameter, brightness, and circularity to determine the number of cells and cell viability. An automated cell counter offers an efficient and reliable way to quickly count and analyze a cell population.

In this webinar you will learn how Vi-CELL BLU automates the trypan blue dye exclusion method for cell viability and counting using advanced liquid handling and imaging technology for applications in biopharmaceutical quality control and pharmacology.

You will learn how the Vi-CELL BLU automates the entire analysis process – sample aspiration, trypan blue mixing, image analysis and instrument cleaning – to revolutionize the speed, reliability and reproducibility of results, and provides critical information manual cell counting methods simply cannot offer.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • Automating cell counting/viability testing improves speed of analysis
  • More reproducible test results can support quicker pharmacology results
  • To mitigate the challenges to cell viability when cell counting from a 96-well plate


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