Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) and CytoSMART Technologies BV today announced an agreement that will simplify mammalian cell counting in laboratories around the world. Cell counting is a critical step in subcultivation in the cell culture workflow.
Corning is the exclusive supplier of the Corning Cell Counter which features new technology developed by CytoSMART and offers superior speed for automated cell counting. This device will be available through Corning´s global sales team and worldwide distribution network.
While many laboratories still perform manual cell counting using a hemocytometer or a counting slide viewed under a microscope, the Corning Cell Counter returns an accurate and precise digital cell count in just a few seconds. Researchers can still use the standard reusable hemocytometer or disposable slides but will no longer need to perform tedious and time consuming cell counting by microscopic viewing.
“The Corning Cell Counter will not only simplify the workflow in cell culture laboratories, it is time saving and more reliable than standard methods,” said Robb D’Amore, business director, Corning Life Sciences. “The addition of the Corning Cell Counter is a perfect complement to our expanding cell culture portfolio of vessels, surfaces, media and sera, and liquid handling devices.”
“Our goal is to create intuitive products that support life science researchers to get the most out of their work,” said Joffry Maltha, CEO CytoSMART Technologies. “For the Corning Cell Counter we managed to create a more user friendly cell counter by combining the latest technological advances, including Artificial Intelligence and Microsoft Azure’s cloud technology, and a very inviting compact design that conveys simplicity and innovation. Our collaboration with Corning is a fantastic opportunity to bring this product to the life sciences researchers.“
Corning Life Sciences continues to bring new and innovative laboratory technologies to researchers worldwide and helps customers succeed by providing novel, high-quality products and services in cell culture, bioprocessing, drug discovery and development, genomics, and microbiology.
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