Cellometer on Tap – Yeast Cell Counting for Breweries

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) [...]

The Science of Beer

Dr. Chan's paper, "Measuring Lager and Ale Yeast Viability and Vitality Using Fluorescence-Based Image Cytometry" examines the use of image cytometry for multichannel fluorescent assessment of yeast viability and vitality during the brewing process.

Cure cancer… and brew better beer with Cellometer

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 [...]

By |2018-06-11T15:05:16+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Cellometer Product News|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Cellometer assists in creation of reference database of 1,800 quantified yeast proteins

Researchers at the University of Manchester (UK) created a reference database of 1,800 quantified S. cerevisiae proteins via specific isotope labeling and mass spectrometry. This is the largest database of its kind created to date, and the goal was to obtain a better understanding of intracellular protein concentrations, important information for those involved in molecular systems biology. The Cellometer was used to maintain accurate cell counts throughout experimentation. This database can now serve as a standard for the yeast proteome in all research going forward. Read the full publication here.  The Cellometer automated cell counters can provide many advantages in [...]

By |2018-06-11T14:54:00+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Cellometer User Publications|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

BrewDog embraces and endorses Cellometer X2 technology as they expand

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 [...]

By |2016-02-02T10:00:40+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Cellometer Product News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Craft brewers enhance brewing process and product taste using the Cellometer X1 and X2 instruments

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 [...]

By |2015-06-30T10:18:52+00:00June 30th, 2015|Categories: Cellometer Product News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Measuring Physiological and Metabolic Characteristics of Yeast Health for Beer Fermentation Samples using the Cellometer Vision

It's White Paper Wednesday! Read our featured white paper: Measuring Physiological and Metabolic Characteristics of Yeast Health for Beer Fermentation Samples using the Cellometer Vision Characteristics such as the viability, vitality, glycogen, neutral lipid, and trehalose content of yeast samples must be measured to better understand changes in physiological and metabolic status during fermentation [4-9]. Monitoring changes of these parameters during fermentation can improve current production processes, and a subset of these parameters (glycogen, neutral lipid, and trehalose content) has been shown to play an important role in predicting yeast viability both during and after fermentation [10, 11]. Download our [...]

By |2018-06-20T20:24:40+00:00April 8th, 2015|Categories: Cellometer Application News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Fast, accurate analysis of yeast, platelets, algae and other small cells

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 [...]

By |2018-06-21T13:48:48+00:00August 14th, 2014|Categories: Cellometer Application News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments