The LUNA-II YF™ Automated Yeast Cell Counter is a fully automated image-based yeast cell counter. Dual fluorescence optics,
an autofocusing liquid lens, and a sophisticated yeast cell counting algorithm produce count and viability data in just 15 seconds,
doing away with the subjectivity and time of manual cell counting. LUNA-II YF™ counts yeast cells stained with fluorescent nucleic acid dyes with the precision and consistency of a flow cytometer in less than 15 seconds. Yeast counting has never been so simple or so rapid.
Read the following article for more data on how LUNA-II YF™ compares to conventional counting methods: “A comparison of yeast cell counting methods: LUNA-II YF™ Automated Yeast Cell Counter vs. flow cytometry vs. hemocytometer”.
An easy-to-use touchscreen interface allows counting with just a few touches. Every sample is counted with the greatest accuracy and consistency across samples, instruments, and even users by simply loading the desired protocol and pressing count.
The LUNA-II YF™ automatically focuses on yeast cell samples, captures high resolution images in two fluorescence channels, and runs the information through an advanced counting algorithm to churn out cell count and viability data in just 15 seconds.
The LUNA-II YF™ counting algorithm detects cells based on quantitative measurements rather than error-prone human judgement. The counting parameters can be optimized for each yeast strain. This ensures the standardization of data acquired from user to user and count to count.
The dilution calculator makes determining dilutions for subsequent experiments a breeze.
Data is automatically saved as a CSV file to the LUNA-II YF™. The LUNA-II YF™ can store up to 1000 counts onboard.
Comprehensive PDF reports of count and viability results, high resolution cell images, count parameters, and histograms can be saved to a USB drive.
The LUNA-II YF™ is compatible with both reusable slides and disposable slides. The LUNA™ Reusable Slide has the affordability of manual cell counting without the associated subjectivity, variability, and time. PhotonSlides™ are disposable precision slides that offer the ultimate counting experience with no mess or cleanup. Both slides have been designed to maintain the highest standard of cell counting accuracy for fluorescence cell counting.