Scepter™ 2.0 Cell Counter

Eyes tired from hemocytometer overuse? Manual cell counting is not just painful – it is prone to error, which can compromise downstream assays, wasting precious time and resources.

Bringing you precision counting in a portable format, the Scepter™ 2.0 cell counter has revolutionized the way scientists are able to count cells and particles. Instead of relying on your eyes, imagine counting cells using a highly precise device the size of a standard pipetter.

Scepter™ 2.0 Cell Counter

Imagine instant data without ever leaving the culture hood. The Scepter™ 2.0 cell counter is a truly automated, hand-held cell counter with a precision-engineered sensor that gives you reliable cell counts in less than 30 seconds.

Scepter™ 2.0 Cell Counter Advantages

  • Compatible with More Cell Types: The Scepter™ cell counter is the only one on the market to accurately count particles smaller than 6 μm in diameter.
  • Increased Cell Concentration Range: The 40 μm sensor can count samples concentrated up to 1,500,000 cells/mL.
  • Powerful Analysis Software
       — Compare sample sets side by side using histogram overlay and multiparametric tables
       — Save and create gating templates
       — Generate reports, graphs and tables

Scepter™ Cell Counter Performance Data

Cell counts obtained using the Scepter™ cell counter were more precise than those obtained using vision-based counting and hemocytometry, and approached the precision of the Coulter Counter® standard (chart below, maroon bars). The average percent coefficient of variation (CV) for each method was calculated by measuring cell concentration of 50,000 cells/mL samples of 19 different cell lines. Error bars=standard deviation.

Scepter™ Cell Counter Performance Data

Scepter™ Cell Counter Reviews

“At last, an alternative to lining up for the Coulter counter, and far easier than sweating over fragile hemocytometers.”

AMY A. CAUDY is a Lewis-Sigler Fellow at Princeton University’s Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.

Published in The Scientist, Dec. 2010. Top Ten Innovations of 2010.
 

“Cell counting is normally a very tedious process and usually only provides minimal information on the cell population. This instrument, which is only slightly larger than an automatic pipette, allows you to count cells in your tissue-culture hood, simplifies the procedure, and provides much useful data, such as the fraction of intact cells.”

H. STEVEN WILEY is a lead biologist at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Published in The Scientist, Dec. 2010. Top Ten Innovations of 2010.

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