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Time-lapse live cell imaging system

Live Cell Research Time-lapse live cell imaging system

WSL-1800 CytoWatcher is compact digital microscope.

No stress to take space in laboratory and moisture resistant for setting in COincubator to detect time lapse live cell.

WSL-1800 CytoWatcher
Purpose and Application

To detect bright field images for culture cell, stained cell/tissue, time-lapse live cell.

Usable like a microscope.

Product Summary

WSL-1800 CytoWatcher is applied a 5M pixels with color digital camera.

The camera is compatibility to detecting a cell, tissue etc.

CytoWatcher is simple to install only connect USB cable with PC and control software is able to detect an image, save an image, create movie file etc.

CytoWatcher is moisture resistant and usable in incubator, clean bench in order to detecting a time-lapse live cell.


Time-lapse live cell imaging with incubating

Set CytoWatcher at incubator and detected in time-lapse live cell

(Auto contrast:ON, created movie file)


  Cultured  NIH3T3 cells in 10cm dish

  Time-lapse: 60 min intervals for 60 hours in COincubator


  Wound healing assay with NIH3T3 cells in 35mm dish

  Time-lapse: 30 min intervals for 24 hours in COincubator.

5M Pixels color digital camera

CytoWatcher is applied 4x object lens with 5M pixels color digital camera.

Field of view 1.425mm×1.070mm


  1/4 Scale down


  1/2 Scale down


  Display 100%(Monitor resolusion 1:1)

Contrast adjustment

Transparent cell case, difficult to see it because of low contrast.

Cytowatcher control software can catch easy to see it by auto-contrast adjusting function.


  Before contrast adjustment


  Auto-contrast adjusted image

Imaging of Stained Cells


  Adipose differentiated cells(mouse Swiss 3T3 L-1 derivered)

  Oil Red O stain


  Section preparation of basal ganglia(mammal)

  Masson trichrome stain

Camera 5M Pixels Color CMOS
Resolusion 2592×1944 pixels 
Object Lens  4x
Focus Manual adjustment
Field of view 1.425mm×1.070mm
Light source White LED
Moisture Resistant Usable humidity 95%RH(Usable in CO2 incubator)
Control Software ImageSaver6 for Windows
Detection method: Live/Still image/Time lapsed
Save file: 8bit TIFF/JPEG/BMP(Color/Monochrome)
PC connection  USB 3.0 (Monitor resolution is needed more than 1024×768)
Cable length 0.8m(80cm)※
OS Windows10/8.1/7 64bit/32bit
Size 130mm(W)×180mm(D)×190mm(H)
Weight 2.5kg
Power USB(bus power)DC5V

※Extension USB cable is option 「No.3601809 USB3.0 extension cable」


WSL-1800 CytoWatcher brochure

Control software

Installation a control software「ImageSaver6」 to Windows PC(connection with USB3.0 cable)

Detect an image for live, still image, time-lapse etc.


Usable like a small microscope

CytoWatcher is usable a petri dish, slide like microscope.  


Usable in Clean bench

Usable in clean bench with option USB3.0 extension cable


Detection a time-lapse in incubator

CytoWatcher is moisture resistance device. 



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