The cellZscope, an instrument that measures the impedance of barrierforming cell cultures, specifically, the transepithelial / -endothelial resistance (TER) and the capacitance (Ccl) of cultured cell layers under physiological conditions. This allows fast monitoring to take place over days and weeks with reliable long term measurements being automatically recorded. This makes the cellZscope an ideal tool for controlling the confluence of cell layers as well as for studying the influence of substances on the barrier function. The innovative design has enabled the cellZscope full compatibility with standard cell culture inserts from all major manufacturers, like Corning Transwell and Falcon, Greiner Bio-One ThinCert, and Millipore Millicell inserts.
This year, nanoAnalytics has launched the next generation of impedance-based cell monitoring systems, the cellZscope2. Today, across several hundreds of research laboratories and peer-reviewed publications worldwide, investigators have adopted the cellZscope® as the new technological standard bearer and preferred market leader. As the original innovator of label-free automated monitoring of barrier forming cells grown in standard cell culture inserts, nanoAnalytics has designed the new cellZscope2 with the same precision engineering and highest quality materials as the original cellZscope – with a number of enhanced features added. These include faster performance, higher throughput, greater measurement flexibility, and instrument operations and maintenance that are truly a snap.