Nanopoint cellTRAY™ Imaging System now Shipping
Product News May 25, 2007
Nanopoint, Inc. announces the availability of cellTRAY Imaging System "CT-1000", a system designed for live cell experimentation and imaging experiment.
The cellTRAY Imaging System can be used for the study of live cells and enables new approaches for multiple cell analysis & simultaneous processing. Unlike standard well plate-based systems, the cellTRAY Imaging System provides for the isolation of cells into an array of micro-wells connected via fluidic channels allowing researchers to observe individual cells throughout the experiment, automatically navigate the wells, and capture images of live cells over time.
"The cellTRAY will be a great help to us in our attempts to develop a pharmaceutical drug screening tool," said Dr. Kevin Chinn, Director of Cellular Bioengineering in Honolulu, HI. "Our device will use the cellTRAY to test the behavior of excitable cells in response to thousands of different compounds for drug safety studies."
"Nanopoint's cellTRAY Imaging System is an excellent way for researchers in bioresearch, drug discovery or regenerative medicine to observe and study individual cellular behaviors over time without requiring a steep learning curve," said Cathy Owen, Nanopoint's President. "The cellTRAY uses nanoliters of material and reagents, significantly reducing experiment costs while enabling new applications where the researcher has limited materials, such as primary cells."
According to Company, the Nanopoint's cellTRAY Imaging System is compatible with all optical microscopes and is ideal for cell-based assays such as cell viability, apoptosis, and RNAi studies. Nanopoint's cellTRAY Imaging System provides more capacity, requires fewer cells per day, uses fewer reagents per experiment, generates less biological waste, and provides time lapse live cell imaging capabilities.