DeNovix Receives Japanese Patent for CellDrop™ Automated Cell Counter

DeNovix Inc. announced today that the CellDrop™ Automated Cell Counter, the first imaging cell counter to operate without the need for slides or plastic consumables, has been granted Patent No. 6579475 by the Japanese Patent Office (JPO).

WILMINGTON, DE — October 8, 2019 — DeNovix Inc. announces the award of Japanese Patent No. 6579475 covering their innovation in the field of cell counting. The CellDrop Automated Cell Counter, engineered with DirectPipette Technology, is the first image-based cell counter that eliminates the need for slides reducing plastic waste in the laboratory and saving associated costs. As previously announced, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued Patent No. 10,302,568 relating to the CellDrop in June 2019. 

The CellDrop Series features permanent sample surfaces that form a reusable sample chamber. This innovation brings the simple Load, Measure and Wipe Clean functionality of microvolume spectrophotometers to cell counting, making it easier than ever to gain rapid, accurate cell counts and viability measurements. Not only are consumable plastics eliminated, but the instrument also delivers unrivaled levels of performance.

“The Japanese life science market is an important part of our global business.” stated DeNovix CEO Fred Kielhorn. “The market has responded strongly to CellDrop since its launch in early 2019 and the JPO’s issuance of a patent recognizing the unique innovations of this product is an important milestone for DeNovix.”

The patent protects the unique, reusable sample surface design as well as the variable volume counting chamber. This feature enables measurements across the widest range of cell densities—7x10e2 to 2.5x10e7 cells/mL. Samples are easily removed with a dry laboratory wipe after analysis.

About CellDrop™ Cell Counters

The CellDrop Series is a line of image-based, automated cell counters. Systems include a high definition 7 inch touchscreen for live preview and instant review of results. Pre-installed EasyApps® software includes applications for AO/PI, Brightfield, Trypan Blue and GFP and user customized methods. The software delivers rapid cell counts, viability reports and transfection efficiency assays. All instruments feature Wi-Fi, USB and Ethernet connectivity, allowing users to easily export data via email, network drives, network printers or USB drive. CellDrop cell counters are available in dual fluorescence and brightfield or brightfield only models.

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