How many brewers does it take to count yeast? This sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. In truth, cell counting is really simple but labor intensive & extremely time-consuming. With a Nexcelom Cellometer X2 – it only takes one click & 30 seconds per sample! Cellometer has earned a reputation as the “go to” cell counter for breweries seeking accurate yeast counts, viability & vitality. Just look at the map comparing the distribution of Nexcelom’s Cellometer automated yeast counters and the Top 50 breweries in the US. Data based on beer sales volume adapted from Brewery Association (BA) [...]
Nexcelom has been using a slogan for the past few years - Better tools for better biology for better life. We manufacture better tools (Cellometer & Celigo) that help researchers perform better biology (cell counts, viability, drug discovery, cell-based assays, etc...) which leads to advances in science and better life for everyone involved! When we were coming up with the slogan, we were going to finish the third part to read "for better science" - but one of our customer groups are breweries (yeast are cells, too!) - and we didn't want to exclude such an important group. One of [...]
In 2007 two guys (and their dog) set out on a journey to revolutionize the Brewing industry. With a passion for flavor, quality and a love of craft brewing, they created the BrewDog brand. Almost a decade later they are by far one of the world’s premier craft brewers, with an ever expanding British brewery, 26 independent bars around the world, and range of brews that have become the staple of the craft connoisseurs. Along with a huge export business comes the breaking of ground on BrewDog’s new US brewery (Ohio). In order to continue producing the highest quality beers [...]
Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado has introduced a Cellometer to their brewing process, improving their procedures, as well as the product’s taste and quality. The Cellometer is employed as a quality control check over the yeast cells inside the facility’s fermenters. Making sure the yeast cells fermenting the beer are healthy and enzymatically active ensures a high quality product, with fewer mutated and/or dying cells that can negatively affect the beer’s flavor. Adam, the owner of Avery Brewing Co. says that the Cellometer has “changed the way we made beer and it also changed the way our beer tastes”. Watch this episode of [...]
Nexcelom hosts free, live monthly training webinars for our Cellometer instruments. Our webinars cover a variety of instruments, cell types and applications. We have taken our recorded webinars and added them to our YouTube channel! We've created a playlist entitled "Cellometer Training Webinars" and the list will continue to grow as we release more. This is a great resource for you and new lab team members to get additional training on your Cellometer instrument. We host new training webinars each month, so revisit our YouTube channel from time to time to see new content as it's produced and added.
Acquire Fast, Accurate and Consistent Cell Viability and Concentration Measurements of Small Cells (2 microns or greater)! Obtaining consistent viability and concentration measurements for small cells like yeast, platelets or algae can be challenging. The Cellometers X1 and X2 can both perform bright-field and fluorescent counting of cells 2 microns and greater. X1 and X2 Cellometers are equipped with a 10X magnification lens. Both are capable of providing consistent concentration and viability measurements for cell samples that are 2 microns in size and greater. Both instruments are routinely used in laboratories around the world interested in studying small cells. See [...]