BioTek Cytation 5

Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader

Overview

Cytation™ 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader combines automated digital widefield microscopy with conventional multi-mode microplate reading in a unique, patented design. With Cytation 5, you can capture rich phenotypic cellular information and well-based quantitative data in a single experiment. Cytation 5, along with Gen5 software, automates the workflow from image capture, processing, and analysis to create publication-ready images and data. Augmented Microscopy™ is the combination of all of these features in one compact system

• Combined digital microscopy and multi-mode detection
• Patented Hybrid optics: sensitivity of filters, flexibility of monochromator
• Variable bandwidth monochromators optimize fluorophore detection
• 100 mW Alpha Laser: Speed and performance-based excitation for Alpha assays
• CO2/O2 control, incubation and shaking for live cell assays
• Label-free cell counting for cell proliferation studies

Cytation 5 product video.

BioTek Cytation 5 Details



Combined digital microscopy and multi-mode detection
Cytation 5’s patented design incorporating automated digital microscopy with filter- and/or monochromator-based multi-mode detection is configurable – add modules as your research requirement change over time. Along with Gen5 software, Cytation captures both phenotypic and quantitative data within a single experiment.

Patented Hybrid optics: sensitivity of filters, flexibility of monochromator
Cytation 5’s hybrid optical design offers filter-based fluorescence optics for high transmission and high sensitivity, while the available monochromator optics offers convenience and assay flexibility. Multiple fluorescence measurement modes include fluorescence intensity, time-resolved fluorescence and fluorescence polarization

Variable bandwidth monochromators optimize fluorophore detection
The bandwidths of the monochromators in Cytation 5’s fluorescence detection module are selectable from 9 nm to 50 nm, in 1 nm increments. Variable bandwidths allow you to optimize detection conditions for fluorophores that have unique excitation or emission parameters, for example, a narrow Stokes shift, to provide better performance than conventional monochromators.

100 mW Alpha Laser: Speed and performance-based excitation for Alpha assays
Laser-based excitation offers the power required to get great sensitivity and fast reading speeds, which are critical for Alpha assays.

CO2/O2 control, incubation and shaking for live cell assays
Cytation 5 is well suited for live cell assays, with temperature control to 65 °C, plus linear and orbital shaking. A gas controller module is available to help regulate CO2 and O2 levels in the system for longer-term live cell requirements. A dual reagent injector provides quick inject/image capability for observing fast reactions

Label-free cell counting for cell proliferation studies
It’s fast and simple to count live cells using the available high contrast brightfield option. Higher contrast allows a direct and label-free method for object identification using Gen5 software to count cells and characterize cell proliferation in kinetic studies.

GENERAL
Detection modes UV-Vis absorbance
Fluorescence intensity
Luminescence
Fluorescence polarization
Time-resolved fluorescence
Alpha
Read methods Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning, well area scanning
Microplate types Monochromator: 6- to 384-well plates
Filters: 6- to 1536-well plates
Imaging: 6- to 1536-well plates
Other labware supported Microscope slides, Petri and cell culture dishes, cell culture flasks (T25), counting chambers (hemocytometer)
Take3 Micro-Volume Plates
Temperature control 4-Zone incubation to 65 °C with Condensation Control
+0.2 °C at 37 °C
Shaking Linear, orbital, double orbital
Software Gen5™ Microplate Reader and Imager Software
Gen5 Image+ and Image Prime software available for full image analysis 
Gen5 Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance (option)
Automation BioStack and 3rd party automation compatible
BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator compatible
CO2 and O2 control (option) Range: 0 - 20% (CO2); 1 - 19% (O2)
Models for both CO2 and O2 or CO2 only are available
IMAGING SYSTEM
Imaging mode Fluorescence
Brightfield
Color Brightfield
Phase Contrast
Imaging method Single color, multi-color, montage, time lapse, z-stacking
Image processing Z-projection, digital phase contrast, stitching
Camera 16-bit gray scale, Sony CCD
Objective capacity 6 user-replaceable objectives
Objectives available 1.25x, 2.5x (2.25x eff),2.5x (2.75x eff), 4x,10x, 20x, 40x, 60x
Phase objectives available 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x
Image filter cube capacity 4 user-replaceable fluorescence cubes plus brightfield channel
Imaging filter cubes available DAPI, CFP, GFP, YFP, RFP, Texas Red, CY5, CY7,Acridine Orange (ACR OR), CFP-YFP FRET, propidium,Iodide, chlorophyll, phycoerythrin, CY5.5, TagBFP, Alexa568, Ex377 / Em647
Imaging LED cubes available 365 nm, 390 nm, 465 nm, 505 nm, 523 nm, 590 nm, 623 nm, 655 nm, 740 nm
Automated functions Autofocus, auto LED intensity, auto exposure
Autofocus method Image-based autofocus
User-trained autofocus
Laser autofocus (option)
Positional controls Software control
Joystick control (option)
Image collection rate Image-based autofocus:
96 wells, 1 color (DAPI), 4x, 6 minutes
96 wells, 3 colors, 4x, 12 minutes
 
Laser autofocus:
96 wells, 1 color (DAPI), 4x, <3 minutes
96 wells, 3 colors, 4x, <7 minutes, 30 seconds
Burst Mode: 10 fps, single well, single color at <= 5Oms integration time
Image Analysis Software option Gen5 Image+: Advanced image analysis
Gen5 Image Prime: Advanced image analysis
Gen5 Secure Image+: Advanced image analysis, 21 CFR Part 11 features
FLUORESCENCE INTENSITY
Light source Xenon flash
Detector PMT for monochromator system
PMT for filter system
Wavelength selection Quad monochromators (top/bottom)
Filters (top)
Wavelength range Monochromators: 250 - 700 nm (850 nm option)
Filters: 200 - 700 nm (850 nm option)
Monochromator bandwidth Variable, from 9 nm to 50 nm in 1 nm increments
Dynamic range 7 decades
Sensitivity Filters:
Fluorescein 0.25 pM (0.025 fmol/well, 384-well plate)
 
Quad Monochromator:
Fluorescein 2.5 pM (0.25 fmol/well, 384-well plate) - top
Fluorescein 4 pM (0.4 fmol/well, 384-well plate) - bottom
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells: 11 seconds
384 wells: 22 seconds
LUMINESCENCE
Wavelength range 300 - 700 nm
Dynamic range >6 decades
Sensitivity Monos: 20 amol ATP (flash)
Filters: 10 amol ATP (flash), 100 amol (glow)
FLUORESCENCE POLARIZATION
Light source Xenon flash
Detector PMT
Wavelength selection Filters
Wavelength range 280 - 700 nm (850 nm option)
Sensitivity 1.2 mP standard deviation at 1 nM fluorescein
TIME-RESOLVED FLUORESCENCE
Light source Xenon flash
Detector PMT
Wavelength selection Quad monochromators (secondary mode)
Filters (top)
Wavelength range Filters: 200 - 700 nm (850 nm option)
Sensitivity Filters: Europium 40 fM (4 amol/well, 384-well plate)
Monos: Europium 1200 fM (120 amol/well, 384-well plate)
ABSORBANCE
Light source Xenon flash
Detector photodiode
Wavelength selection Monochromator
Wavelength range 230 - 999 nm, 1 nm increment
Monochromator bandwidth 4 nm (230 - 285 nm), 8 nm (>285 nm)
Dynamic range 0 - 4.0 OD
Resolution 0.0001 OD
Pathlength correction yes
Monochromator wavelength accuracy +2 nm
Monochromator wavelength repeatability +0.2 nm
OD accuracy <1% at 2.0 OD
<3% at 3.0 OD
OD linearity <1% from 0 to 3.0 OD
OD repeatability <0.5% at 2.0 OD
Stray light 0.03% at 230 nm
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells: 11 seconds
384 wells: 22 seconds
ALPHA DETECTION
Light source 100 mW 680 nm laser
Detector PMT
Wavelength selection Filters (top)
Sensitivity 100 amol LCK peptide (384-well low volume plate)
REAGENT INJECTORS (OPTION)
Supported detection modes All modes
Number 2 syringe pumps
Supported labware 6- to 384-well plates, Petri and cell culture dishes
Dead volume 1.1 mL with back flush
Dispense volume 5 - 1000 µL in 1 µL increments
Plate geometry 6- to 384-well microplates, Petri dishes
Dispense accuracy +1 µL or 2%
Dispense precision <2% at 50 - 200 µL
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Power 250 Watts max.
Dimensions 20" D x 16.5" W x 17.5" H
(50.8 cm x 41.91 cm x 44.5 cm)
Weight 80 lbs (36.3 Kg)
REGULATORY
Regulatory CE and TUV marked. RoHS Compliant. Models for In Vitro Diagnostic use are available.
 
Take3


Micro-volume quantification is fast and easy with the Take3™ and Take3 Trio Micro-Volume plates, used in your BioTek microplate reader. Measure multiple 2 µL samples at a time, without diluting and without needing specialized equipment. Pre-programmed nucleic acid and protein protocols in Gen5 make quantification fast and easy.

  • Low volume 2 µL nucleic acid and protein quantification
  • Pre-programmed protocols in Gen5 Software
  • Absorbance and fluorescence detection
  • Easy, wipe-off maintenance
  • Read 2 µL microspots, BioCells or standard cuvettes
  • Gen5


    Gen5 Microplate Reader and Imager Software controls Lionheart FX for automated image capture, processing, analysis and development of publication-ready images and data. This imaging and microscopy automation represents BioTek’s Augmented Microscopy™ - the simplified, automated process to accomplish multiple microscopy steps in a single platform. Gen5 is available in several editions to meet the image analysis requirements across a range of applications.

    Gen5 Image+ offers complete imaging control for Lionheart FX Automated Microscope, and provides image processing and analysis including z-projection, image stitching, hitpicking and digital phase contrast.

    Gen5 Image Prime controls Lionheart FX Automated Microscope includes more expansive image processing and analysis: Z-projection, image stitching, hitpicking and digital phase contrast, plus advanced features including secondary mask, dynamic thresholding and subpopulation analysis.

    Gen5 Secure editions add features to help ensure compliance to 21 CFR Part 11 requirements. Gen5 add-on modules provide increased functionality for specific applications or analyses, such as Spot Counting.


    Configurations


    Imaging Plus Multi-Mode Configurations

    Part #
    CYT5FV
    CYT5FAV
    CYT5MV
    CYT5MPV
    CYT5MFV
    CYT5MFAV
    IMAGING
    Fluorescence imaging
    Brightfield imaging
    Color brightfield imaging
    Phase contrast imaging
    FILTER-based
    Fluorescence intensity
    Fluorescence polarization
    Time resolved fluorescence
    Filtered luminescence
    Alpha detection
    MONOCHROMATOR-based
    UV-Vis absorbance
    Fluorescence intensity
    Time resolved fluorescence (secondary)
    Luminescence
    OTHER
    Take3 Plate compatible




    Configurations


    Imaging Only and Multi-Mode Only Configurations

    Part #
    CYT5V
    CYT5PV
    CYT5MF CYT5MFA CYT5F CYT5FA CYT5M
    IMAGING
    Fluorescence imaging
    Brightfield imaging
    Color brightfield imaging
    Phase contrast imaging
    FILTER-based
    Fluorescence intensity
    Fluorescence polarization
    Time resolved fluorescence
    Filtered luminescence
    Alpha detection
    MONOCHROMATOR-based
    UV-Vis absorbance
    Fluorescence intensity
    Time resolved fluorescence (secondary)
    Luminescence
    OTHER
    Take3 Plate compatible