a privately-held life sciences company that is advancing the study + treatment
of diseases with its extended time-lapse live cell imaging solutions, today
announced that effective immediately its cellTRAY Imaging System and cellTRAY
Fluidics System are available to the European marketplace. Nanopoint's cellTRAY
Imaging and Fluidics Systems provide solutions to a broad spectrum of applications
including drug discovery, assisted reproductive technology (ART), stem cell
research, and cryobiology, as well as other areas where live cell culturing
and analysis is important.
Nanopoint's fully integrated systems, which include its patented cellTRAY, automated
microfluidics delivery system, on-stage incubator and imaging software were
designed to enable multi-day live cell culturing and experimentation, provide
robust data collection and utilize far less space on a scientist's bench top.
Nanopoint's cellTRAY Systems create new standards of precision and levels of
efficiency for the study of individual and small groups of live cells, enabling
new approaches for multiple cell analysis and simultaneous processing, while
supporting extended time lapse imaging of a wide variety of cell types.
The company's cellTRAY Imaging System Model CT-2000 and cellTRAY Fluidics System
Model CT-2000F have successfully completed the safety certification testing
necessary to complete its declaration of conformity, allowing the company to
apply the CE mark to both products. "The application of the CE mark on
our cellTRAY Systems is an exciting milestone and presents a tremendous opportunity
for us, as it represents a key advancement into the international commercialization
of our products," said Cathy Owen, CEO of Nanopoint, Inc.
The cellTRAY Imaging System Model CT-2000 for drug discovery applications contains
a patent-pending on-stage incubator and microfluidic delivery system enabling
extended time-lapse imaging of live cells. The system, an add-on to an inverted
microscope, includes a high resolution scientific grade camera, an XYZ motorized
stage, an active microfluidics cellTRAY device, an automated control system
for dispensing nutrients/reagents, an on-stage environmental control chamber,
a pre-loaded computers with software for fluidics control and image acquisition,
and set of cellTRAY consumables. The CT-2000 requires the culturing of far fewer
cells per day, uses significantly less reagent per experiment, generates far
less biohazard waste, and provides extended time-lapse live cell imaging capabilities
not found in other products on the market today.