The HoloMonitor M4 with the new XY-table.
PHI announces the launch of an XY-stage for the HoloMonitor M4. The XY-table allows precise positioning of the cell culture vessel for the observation and tracking of specifically selected cells. Cell movement is relevant in several research areas, e.g. metastasis research.
Additionally, a new HoloMonitor software revision has been release. It incorporates a novel cell identification method based on cell volume. When cells grow and divide the individual cell volume changes in a well-defined way over time. The new software revision analyzes these changes to significantly improve the identification of individual cells. This capability is a major advance¬ment when compared to any method currently available. The advancement is made possible by the ability to measure cell volume, which is not possible with conventional microscope technology.
— Cells are traditionally imaged and analyzed at a single point in time – usually when they are dead. Our new volume-based cell identification is another fine example of what is achievable when cells are observed continuously over time.