NDX’ cell and tissue acquisition systems offer numerous advantages over existing tissue microdissection or cell collection devices. Versatility of our instruments ranges from single cell collection to tissue microdissecion, including protocols developed for acquisition of regions of interest from fixed tissue specimen such as formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissues.
Importantly, cells collected from culture dishes demonstrate high viability compatible with single cell clonal expansion.
UnipicK+™ and A-picK™ offer single cell adhesion test providing an important link between cell collection and its functional phenotype.
The instruments can reliably transfer from nanoliter to microliter volumes and fit multiple models of inverted microscopes using our proprietary universal microscope straddle. Both UnipicK+™ and A-picK™ controlling software offer intuitive and self-explanatory program menus to minimize the learning process and facilitate sample acquisition workflow. The systems are compatible with 96-well workflow and may be used for most single cell analysis protocols. In addition, the instruments are highly adaptable to any protocols offering customizable acquisition, dispensing, detachment, and washing parameters.
Notably, all instruments can collect from any standard culture dishes and microscope glass slides using minimal consumables (DCUs), which can be reused if necessary, minimizing overall cost of experimental work. The instruments including fully automated A-picK are the most cost-efficient systems on the market, require minimal routine maintenance and come with a standard three years full warranty.
Summary of advantages:
- Cost-efficiency and minimal consumables
- High adaptability for customization
- Versatility in applications
- High viability of collected cells
- Flexible, fits most inverted microscopes
- Easy to learn and to use
- Functional adhesion test.
|Applied force read out|
|Standby height adjustment|
|DCU movement speed adjustment|
|Calibration light adjustment|
|DCU standby height adjustment|
|Multiple Target preselection|
|Manual and auto pulsing|
|Free standing with universal straddle|
|Directly integrated with Olympus CKX41, IX73, and IX83|
|Integrated with Marzhauser SCAN IM 120 x 80 motorized stage for automated collection and deposition (compatible with Olympus IX51, IX71, IX81 and NIKON Eclipse MA100)|
|Main read outs|
|Number of acquisitions|
|Applied Force, pN|
|Vacuum and Pressure, kPa|
|Operation and sampling time|
|Native tissue microdissection|
|Fresh frozen tissue microdissection|
|Collection of regions of interest from fixed tissues (e.g. FFPE)|
|Collection of adherent cells from culture dishes|
|Collection of cells for single cell analysis|
|Cell adhesion assay|