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How to choose a cell counter
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Cell biology research is only a small proportion of experimental projects, but at the same time it occupies a pivotal position. Some operations of cell biology research are usually simple, without technical content, but they require a lot of time and effort, and the results of experiments cannot be guaranteed to be accurate. This is the case with manual cell counting under a microscope using a hemocytometer.
Manual counting takes a lot of time and the accuracy of manual counting is poor. Therefore, the automatic cell counter has come into being. The automatic cell counter is not only simple and convenient to operate, but also the results obtained are more intuitive and accurate. Saves researchers a lot of time.
Today, there are many brands of automatic cell counters on the market that can free researchers from tedious manual counting. Let me walk you through the cell counter and what you need to consider when choosing a cell counter.
If the purpose of the experiment is just to free your hands, avoid the complexity of manual technology, and save time, you only need to buy an instrument that can only perform automatic technology. The product.
2. Stability and repeatability of cell counter:
If there are high requirements on the stability and repeatability of cell technology, then we should not only care about the cost performance of the instrument, but should pay attention to the performance and function of the instrument, as well as the stability of the instrument hardware and supporting software.
3. Select the appropriate instrument model according to the cell type:
If your sample is primary cells, red blood cells and platelets are heavily contaminated, but you want to count the nucleated cells accurately and quickly so that subsequent experiments can be successful, then you need to purchase fluorescent cell counts and viability analysis Such an instrument.
4. Diversity of laboratory testing needs:
If the laboratory not only needs cell counting and cell viability analysis, but also performs a variety of experiments such as apoptosis, cell cycle, GFP and other functional tests, however, the laboratory does not have related equipment, then you need to purchase a multifunctional cell Counter.