The CQ3000 is a high-content analysis system that Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) introduced today. It is designed to capture high-definition 3D microscopic images of living cell cultures. The CQ3000, which will join the company’s CellVoyagerTM product family, will be on sale later in 2024.
The CQ3000 is designed to quickly and efficiently record high definition 3D microscopic photographs of living cell cultures. Utilising Yokogawa’s CellPathfinder image analysis software in tandem, the CQ3000 is capable of measuring and examining intracellular organelles in order to evaluate cellular responses and the impacts of medicinal drugs. It makes it possible to evaluate cells extremely effectively for a variety of purposes, from fundamental research to drug development screening.
“The CQ3000 is an enhancement to the CellVoyager series lineup that will accelerate the development of new drugs and streamline basic research in cutting-edge biology and medicine. Through the provision of products and solutions that contribute to drug discovery research and the advancement of individualized medicine and regenerative medicine, Yokogawa’s aims to ensure well-being and quality of life for all.”
Hiroshi Nakao, Vice President and head of the Life Business Headquarters at Yokogawa Electric
Long-term, high-definition monitoring of living cells
Thanks to Yokogawa’s high-precision temperature control and dual spinning-disk with microlens, which capture optical slice images (confocal images) with higher speed and better sensitivity and minimise damage to cells compared to other confocal systems on the market, the CQ3000 allows for the stable and precise observation of live cell cultures over extended periods of time.
The CQ3000’s stage control and auto-focus functions have been improved, enabling it to take rapid pictures of microplates. picture capture time is decreased when utilised in conjunction with the optional twin camera and wide-field picture capture feature, which uniformly captures the whole field of view. With the help of this solution, it is possible to quickly identify potential chemical compounds from a large pool of novel medication candidates.
Superior quality of image
Bright images can be taken at low magnification levels in addition to detailed observation at high magnification levels using Yokogawa’s unique water immersion lens technology. Even illumination throughout the whole field of vision can be achieved with the optional uniformizer, allowing for the capturing of bright images.