Essen Bioscience IncuCyte® ZOOM is a device used for in vivo assays. This device is simply a microscope inside an incubator, solving potential problems that may result from disturbing cells during the observation process rendering long-term kinetic imaging practical and easy. Users can use this instrument to see what happened and when, without ever removing your cells from the incubator. Key features include:

  • Simple and flexible sample preparation, which also ensure minimal cell perturbance in your choice of vessels.
  • Automated setup: users can set up automated acquisition and analysis parameters with confidence, having no need to pre-define the assay endpoint.
  • Automatic acquisition of images for hours, days or weeks.
  • Powerful image visualization and analysis tools which enable real-time decision making. This includes efficient and reproducible image analysis and powerful visualization of images and timecourses.
  • Support for multiple users, accommodating up to six microplates at a time. Users can schedule experiments at different image acquisition frequencies and magnifications in parallel.
  • Remote, networked access with unlimited, free licenses.
  • An unique optical design which ensures that cells remain stationary while optics move.
  • Multiple imaging modes: HD phase plus red and green fluorescence.
  • CMOS camera and efficient optics enable sensitive, long-term live-cell imaging.
  • 16 total core processors for enhanced speed of image processing and data analysis.


This device is suitable for a number of different applications, including:

  • Live imaging.
  • Stem cells.
  • Primary cells.
  • 3D cultures.
  • Assay development.
  • siRNA experiments.
  • Compound screens.

Image courtesy of Vasiliki Salameti, PhD Student