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Incucyte®️ SX5 Live-Cell Analysis System

Go Where Your Research Takes You.

More Colors. More Insights. More Possibilities.

Never miss powerful insights again.

See more information in every sample with the new Incucyte SX5 featuring patent-pending optics. Do more with up to 5 colors specifically designed for live-cell analysis.

Enjoy more channels. More reagents. More purpose-built software for more applications. Derive deeper, physiologically relevant information about your cells.

Incucyte SX5


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SX5 Overview 1

Leading The Way With Living Cells

SX5 Overview 2

Go Where Your Research Takes You

SX5 Overview 3

Protect Your Cells

SX5 Overview 4

Improve Productivity

See more information in every sample and explore more applications. Leverage up to 5 different fluorescence channels, up to 3 simultaneously, for long term timelapse experiments.

Study complex immune-tumor cell interactions, synaptic activity in neuronal co-cultures, metabolism in cancer cells, and much more - with a single platform.

Our new 3-color, optical module includes a long wavelength, low phototoxicity Near IR channel, and reagents designed for long term live-cell experiments.

Enjoy walk-away convenience as images are automatically acquired and analyzed in microplate format, up to six plates in parallel.

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Fast-track Your Next Discovery

Incucyte’s suite of applications can fast-track your next discovery.

Rapidly generate new insights with a system designed for a range of cell types, including adherent, non-adherent, and sensitive cells.

  Oncology Immuno-Oncology Immunology Neuroscience
Cell Health And Proliferation
Cell Counting and Proliferation  
Tumor Spheroid    
Cell Cycle    
ATP Metabolism NEW!  
Mitochondrial Membrane Potential NEW!
  Oncology Immuno-Oncology Immunology Neuroscience
Cell Function
Immune Cell Killing    
Antibody Internalization  
Neuronal Activity      
Live-Cell Immunocytochemistry
  Oncology Immuno-Oncology Immunology Neuroscience
Cell Movement And Morphology
Scratch Wound Migration  
Immune Cell Activation      
Neurite Outgrowth      
Spheroid Invasion      

Cell Anaylsis Workflow

Cell Analysis Workflow

Insight and Accuracy at Every Step

Seamlessly transition from one step in your workflow to the next with interchangeable trays to support tissue culture flasks, dishes, or multi-well plates.

SX5 Workflow 1

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Monitor growth, cell health and morphology

  • Visualize cell morphology
  • Automatically quantify confluence
  • Verify monoclonality via limiting dilution

SX5 Workflow 2

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Ensure high-quality downstream analysis

  • Determine optimal sending densities
  • Quantify transfection efficiency and reporter gene expression
  • Monitor targeted differentiation of stem cells via morphology or fluorescent markers

SX5 Workflow 3


Probe phenotypic parameters

  • Enjoy walk-away convenience with automated image acquisition and analysis
  • Mulitiplex measurements in 96- and 384-well assay formats.

Key Features

Key features

Learn what the Incucyte SX5 Live-Cell Analysis System has to offer:

  • Up to five different fluorescence channels, up to three at a time in a single experiment
  • New 3-color optical module includes a long wavelength, low phototoxicity NIR channel and optimized reagents for turnkey applications
  • Includes 4x, 10x, and 20x objectives on an automated turret
  • Supports 3 interchangeable vessel trays and over 600 vessels, up to 6 microplates in parallel
  • Seamless multi-user support via remote, networked access and unlimited, free licenses

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