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alizarin80
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cell counter

Hi, is there anyone who can advise me a cheap cell counter? We look for a simple one, we don`t need one with fluorescence (like facs or something like that).

Thanks!!

Richard Taylor
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alizarin80
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Yeah... I don`t meant a

Yeah... I don`t meant a hemacytometer, that we already have.
I meant cell counter for example beckman coulter offers, but not that expensive.

Fraser Moss
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Take at look at this device

Take at look at this device from New Brunswick

http://www.nbsc.com/products/cellcounters/NucleoCounter.asp

I dont know how much it costs, you will probably have to ask for a quote, or look for a second hand one.

I also looked on labX.com and searched "cell counter". They had listings for refurbished coulter devices, Baker lnstruments (Hematology Series 170) and Hycel devices (500 Cell Counter) that may fit you budget better.

melissa martin
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alizarin80 wrote:Hi, is there

alizarin80 wrote:

Hi, is there anyone who can advise me a cheap cell counter? We look for a simple one, we don`t need one with fluorescence (like facs or something like that).

Check out lwcientific.com and look at their product spec sheets. They have diff counters, microscopes and 50X oil objective to count cells easier.

samm
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Check out the Aber Live Cell

Check out the Aber Live Cell Analyser 920 from Aber Instruments. It uses the electrical capacitance generated by live cells to obtain counts/index of biomass. Supposedly works with yeast, bacteria, fungi and animal cells in suspension or carrier matrix.
Don't know about pricing, but perhaps you can check their site for a quote.

martin wang
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alizarin80 wrote:Hi, is there

alizarin80 wrote:

Hi, is there anyone who can advise me a cheap cell counter? We look for a simple one, we don`t need one with fluorescence (like facs or something like that). Thanks!!

If you are still looking for a low priced solution, you may consider this option:
Attach a digital USB camera to your light microscope, so you can capture images from hemacytometer. Then download a copy of Image J With some minor adjustment, you will have a system with less than $1000.00
Good luck!

heehawmcduff
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We frequently use a

We frequently use a nucleocounter and it seems to be a pretty accurate way to count cells as it relies on nuclear staining.  In terms of cost, I'm not sure how much the nucleocounter itself retails for, but each cell suspension can be counted for between $1 and $2 per cartridge (1 x cell sample)

RYAN FOLEY
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NC-200

Check out the NC-200. Very simple to use and a very low variance