Best New Product – Cell Biology

These products range from consumable products used to study the physiological properties of cells such as their structure and organelles, their life cycle, division, function and death. And without quality mainstays such as cell culture, media, and media supplements—the lives of cells and scientists alike would be difficult! A As in other parts of the market, cell biology customers are looking for products that improve the flow of and/or automate the various steps of cell-based research including growth, isolation, expansion, analyzing, and production. Accordingly, many companies are devising innovative solutions to streamline and automate workflows for greater throughput, more reliable results and faster discoveries.

GOLD AWARD

Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling System

The Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling System enables researchers to easily quantify 37 different immune cell populations from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and whole blood using a simple single-tube workflow with automated five-minute results reporting. The system provides a simple, easy-to-use workflow to profile immune cell populations comprehensively, delivering consistent results from run to run and site to site. The highly multiplexed system contains a 30-marker antibody panel. Provided in a dry format in ready-to-use assay tubes, it enables researchers to easily stain samples and acquire results using the Fluidigm® Helios™ mass cytometry system and also allows researchers to add up to seven new antibodies to the panel to support specific study goals. Automated single-cell selection and results reporting is completed in just five minutes and includes the quantitation and frequency of each immune cell population, visual cell maps and innovative in-sample QC metrics.

SILVER AWARD

Spark Cyto plate reader with real-time image cytometry

The Spark Cyto plate reader is the first live cell plate reader to offer real-time detection and analysis of biological, chemical and physical events – capturing the maximum amount of data from every well, at the same time and under the same conditions. Spark Cyto uses top-of-the-range camera components and an LED autofocus system to provide real-time data acquisition and analysis – for 6- to 384-well formats. It allows qualitative and quantitative information to be integrated into unique multiparametric data sets, delivering meaningful insights faster than ever before. With three magnification levels and four acquisition channels, it enables entire cell populations to be investigated by capturing the whole well area of 96- or 384-well microplates in just one image, without tiling or distortion.

Agilent-xCELLigence-RTCA-eSight

BRONZE AWARD

xCELLigence RTCA eSight

xCELLigence RTCA eSight enables scientists can now get two vantage points into cell health and their responses to a variety of chemical or biological manipulations across a wide spectrum of research areas including cell biology, immunology, immuno-oncology, and immunotherapy. The system provides label-free, real-time biosensor measurements, and kinetic imaging of the same live cell populations, independently, or simultaneously. The instrument reads a 96-well plate in 15 seconds and monitors cell health, adhesion, morphology, proliferation, and cytolysis in primary or native cells alone or in co-culture providing unprecedented insight into cellular mechanisms and functionality. Three fluorescence channels are supported, and researchers can take advantage of plethora of well-plate formats, an array of reporter reagents, and flexible user-defined schedules.