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Vi-CELL BLU – Cell Viability Analyzer

The Vi-CELL BLU cell analyzer automates the widely accepted trypan blue dye exclusion method for cell viability that has historically been performed with a light microscope, pipette, and a hemacytometer. This makes it perfect for large-to small-scale cell viability/counting applications in many fields including biopharma and academia.

  • 21 CFR Part 11 Data Integrity
  • Cell Type Guidelines
  • Vi-CELL BLU Tech Docs
  • Vi-CELL Start-up Kit

  • Small sample volume

Smaller sample volume means less cell depletion, letting you maintain your cell culture volume. Vi-CELL BLU requires a sample volume of only 200uL, less than half the volume required by the previous Vi-CELL XR model and lower than our competitors instruments.

  • Faster processing

Vi-CELL XR was already a fast automated cell counter. With the updated technology in Vi-CELL BLU, processing and analysis times are cut significantly. Choose from Normal mode—which includes full cleaning after processing—or FAST mode when cleaning isn’t required.

When using the 96-well option, Vi-CELL BLU saves over 1 hour of processing time compared to the previous XR instrument. Process in FAST mode and save nearly 2 hours.

  • Stronger instrument-to-instrument correlation

Each Vi-CELL BLU instrument is finely calibrated to ensure instrument-to-instrument comparability. With instrument-to-instrument variation less than +/- 10%, you can trust that your measurements will be accurate, no matter which Vi-CELL BLU instrument you turn to in your lab.

  • Ease of use

With Vi-CELL BLU, you can load your samples and walk away. With the instrument’s streamlined controls, your workflow remains the same



Platform Vi-Cell
Industry Standards 21 CFR Part 11
Viability Range 0 to 100%
Calibration Intervals and Options As needed
Particle Size Analysis Range 2 – 60 μm
Sample Volume 170 uL (FAST mode), 200 uL (Normal mode)
Concentration Range 50000 to 15000000 cells/mL
Sample Modules 24 position carousel or 96 well plate
Environmental Conditions Safe for indoor use only
Temperature Range 13°C – 37°C
Humidity Restrictions 10%-90% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Power Requirements 180 watts max, Voltages 100V, 120V, 220V or 240V, 2.5A
Operating System Windows® 10
Software Vi-CELL BLU
Display Full-color LCD touch screen
Autoclavable No
Nonpyrogenic No
Weight 28 kg(61.7 lb)
Width 42 cm(16.5 in)
Depth 54 cm(21.3 in)
Height 45 cm(17.7 in)
Color White
Package Quantity 1