IncuCyte facility for biomedical research

A Live-Cell Analysis System which enables real-time, quantitative live-cell assays within a tissue culture incubator.

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Jacquie Wood Cancer Centre
James Arrott Drive
Ninewells Hospital & Medical School

Ninewells Campus
Group or department
Available for internal users

Available for all University of Dundee researchers only


The IncuCyte® Live-Cell Analysis System enables real-time, quantitative live-cell assays within a tissue culture incubator. The walk-away automation also allows you to gather more information in a faster or more efficient way. An IncuCyte S3 and a new IncuCyte SX5 are available to all University of Dundee researchers for real-time imaging in phase contrast and Green and Red fluorescence.

The facility offers:

  • Proliferation
  • Migration
  • Invasion
  • Co-culture assays
  • Organoid culture analysis
  • Label-free cell-health analysed by AI
  • ATP metabolism
  • cell-by-cell analysis
Picture of the scans and software analysis output from the IncuCyte SX5 organoid assay.

Measure treatment effects automatically and non-invasively. IncuCyte cell proliferation assays allow every well of a 96/384 well plate to be imaged and analyzed automatically to provide a microplate readout of cell proliferation over time. Proliferation time-courses reveal concentration-dependent treatment effects. Transform data into concentration-response curves to compare pharmacology.


Information, training, and bookings

If you’d like to find out more about the facility, please get in touch with Dr Lindsay Spender to discuss training and bookings.  Charges apply for use of the machines.

Academic Lead: Dr James Cantley


Dr Lindsay Spender

+44 (0)1382 381004