Specification Comparison of Vi–CELL XR and Vi–CELL BLU

The Vi–CELL BLU leverages the key performance features of the Vi–CELL XR but incorporates many below are for informational purposes only and subject to change.

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Comparison of system specification

Single sample analysis time 180 seconds <130 seconds Normal Mode <80 second Fast Mode
Carousel loading  12 position carousel 24 position carousel
Microplate loading  - standard multi-well microplates
Automation support  Automation ready Automation ready
Cell viability method  2-70 (µm) 2-60 (µm)
Focus system Autofocus Autofocus
Image transfer Firewire USB 3.0
Camera sensor size  1280x960 2048x2048
Captured image size 882x661 pixels 2048x2048
Analyzed Image Dimensions  832x661 (µm) 1000x1000 (µm)
Effective resolution 1 (µm) per pixel  0.5 (µm) per pixel
Image volume per frame 43 nL 65 nL
Minimum sample volume 500 (µL) 200 (µL) Normal Model, 170 (µL) Fast Mode 
Cell density range  5x104 - 1x107 cells/mL  5x10- 1.5x107 cells/mL
Counting accuracy  +/- 10% +/- 10% 
Counting repeatability +/- 10%  +/- 5% 
Reagent Pack  200 activities per pack  310 activities per pack 
Facilitiates 21 CFR Part 11 compliance  Yes  Yes
Data formats  TXT, MS Excel TXT, MS Excel 
Touchscreen interface  Depends on external PC Integrated 
Computer system  External PC, Win 7 OS  Integrated PC, Win 10 OS, 64 bit  
Computer system specifications  Varies depending on configuration ordered 6th i7–6700 Generation Intel CPU 4 cores at 3.4 GHz 16 GB DDR4–2400 RAM Mini–ITX Motherboard 500 GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD 
Connectivity  Via PC system 2 x USB 3.0 ports Gigabit Ethernet
Height  44.5 cm (17.5 in) excluding PC 45 cm (16.5 in)
Width 38 cm (15 in) excluding PC 54 cm (21 in)
Depth  41 cm (16 in) excluding PC 42 cm (18 in)
Weight  11.3 Kg (25 lb) excluding PC 28 Kg (63 lb) 
Power   50 watts (65 watts max) Voltages: 100V, 120V, 220V, or 240 V50/60 Hz 50 watts (65 watts max) Voltages: 100V, 120V, 220V, or 240 V50/60 Hz


Recommended Control Beads

C09145 Vi–CELL BLU 50% Viability Control
C09147 0.5M Concentration Control, 0.5x106/mL
C09148 2M Concentration Control, 2x106/mL
C09149 4M Concentration Control, 4x106/mL
C09150 10M Concentration Control, 10x106/mL
6602796 L10 Standard, nominal 10 μm, Latex Particle (NIST Traceable) 1 x 15 mL



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A cellular environment can change quickly. The Vi-CELL MetaFLEX is a bioanalyte analyser that quickly monitors changes in cell metabolic activity. It utilises thick film technology and miniaturised sensors to measure pH, pO2, pCO2, glucose, lactate, electrolytes and more parameters. All tests are carried out on just 65 μL of sample.

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