The system, which adds cellular resolution assays and visualization to well-based intensity readings, has the ability to inspect both bright-field and fluorescent images and provide insight into phenotypic changes that are important for understanding cytotoxicity, cell proliferation, and protein expression.

In addition, the SoftMax Pro Microplate Data Acquisition and Analysis software embedded in the new system will provide the user interface and lend step-by-step guidance, from initial setup of image acquisitions to comprehensive data analysis, claims the company.

Molecular Devices bioimaging product management director Chris Kier said, "The new imaging cytometer option will allow researchers to collapse their workflow by keeping their cell-based research within the lab and on the same instrument when requiring both cellular resolution assays and standard plate assays."