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Cytation3 Plate Reader and Imager

Description and Applications

The Cytation™3 from BioTek combines microplate detection and automated digital microscopy capabilities. As a plate reader, the Cytation3 provides fluorescence, absorbance, luminescence analyses and spectral scans in a 6-384 wells microplate format. Complementary accessories include a plate washer and TAKE3 plate, which enables 2 µL quantification of nucleic acids and proteins.

As an imager, the Cytation3 allows for time-lapse imaging, automatic cell counting and subpopulation analyses and is capable of autofocus and auto exposure. The system is equipped with CO2/O2 gas control, 2.5x, 20x and 40x magnification objectives, temperature control up to 45° C, Shaker, 16 bit CCD camera, DAPI, Texas Red, GFP filters and LED cubes.


Acknowledging ANTEC

Please acknowledge the use of ANTEC equipment when data obtained in our core is published, used for proposal or grant submissions, or included in your presentations. Acknowledgement helps demonstrate ANTEC’s value to the Northwestern University Research community and contributes to our efforts to secure funding for new instruments and services. See sample text.