I’m in charge of research and development of an autologous chondrocyte kit and conduct cell culture under various conditions when examining the culture protocol. I previously used a microscope to observe the conditions of cultured cells, but I can only make a qualitative evaluation with this method. Another challenge is that the analysis results vary depending on the experience and subjectivity of the worker. In contrast, the Olympus CM20 system can count cells and measure confluency with the same constant analysis parameters for highly reproducible and consistent analysis results. We can compare data between experiments when changing culture conditions, compare it with past data, and easily share it within the team, all of which can help us improve development efficiency. We’re also considering using it as an educational tool. By seeing the indicators, such as adhesion rate, uniformity, and proliferative ability, we can better evaluate the skills of workers.
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