Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Selects CytoTronics’ Pixel System for 2024 New Product Award

CytoTronics honored for the North American debut of Pixel; opens enrollment for early access program.

Boston, MA – March 5, 2024 CytoTronics, Inc., a pioneer of semiconductor-based platforms for discovery in cell biology, is pleased to announce that their Pixel™ system received the 2024 New Product Award from the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS). Award selection was announced at the SLAS2024 International Conference and Exhibition in Boston, MA on February 6th, 2024.

The SLAS New Product Awards Review Panel rigorously evaluates newcomers based on technical merit and commercial feasibility, along with other criteria such as market opportunity, impact of the product, originality, and proof of concept. Front-runners are interviewed on-site at the conference by a panel of industry veterans with deep expertise in laboratory automation and screening techniques to determine final award recipients.

Pixel dramatically accelerates the scale at which cell biology applications can be executed, and the breadth and depth of live-cell insights obtained. For the first time, scientists can now assess live cell function with simultaneous monitoring of cell viability, morphology, electrophysiology, metabolism, and more while generating non-invasive electrical ‘images’ with single-cell spatial resolution.

“We are honored to receive the peer-reviewed New Product Award from the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, a world-renowned organization dedicated to transforming life science research,” said Jeffrey Abbott, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of CytoTronics. “We are energized by the level of interest in our first commercial offering, and are committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation this year as we gather critical insights that will fuel further development of Pixel for critical applications in cell biology.”

CytoTronics’ early-access program for Pixel empowers cell biologists to unlock applications that were previously inaccessible. Customers receive a Pixel Primo, a single plate reader that can be placed into any cell culture incubator, 96-well Pixel plates, and Pixel Pro, a cloud-based control and interactive analysis software. The early-access program includes applications for endothelial and epithelial cells, cancer cell biology, mechanism of action/toxicology, stem cell biology, cardiac function, and neural function. More applications supporting additional scale will be available later in 2024 with the release of Pixel Octo, a dedicated benchtop incubator with an integrated 8-plate reader.

SLAS2024 marked CytoTronics’ North American reveal of the Pixel system. The global debut continues next month with the Asia-Pacific reveal at INTERPHEX Week in Osaka Japan March 13-15, followed by the European reveal at ISSCR 2024 July 10-13 in Hamburg Germany, which will also showcase the company’s next product entry, the Pixel Octo system.