Automated Monitoring Of Cell Concentration And Viability Using An Image Analysis System
Published 1994 · Biology
In order to automate measurements of cell concentration and viability in a suspended animal cell culture, we have developed an in situ microscopic image analysis system with an effective cell recognition algorithm. With a small amount of sample, this system can measure the cell density rapidly and aseptically. In addition, it can measure a cell size histogram including cell debris small particle distribution. These small particles have been found to be related to the viability of the mouse-mouse hybridoma STK1 cell line. By using cell debris small particle density as an indicator of cell viability, the developed system provides non-destructive viability monitoring without trypan blue staining.