Our 10-Year Anniversary
We are excited to announce that this year we celebrate our 10th anniversary! 🎂
Exactly ten years ago, the founders of CytoSMART Technologies were questioning manual cell analysis techniques and thinking about ways to make scientists' lives easier by offering improved solutions to study cell growth and proliferation. Ten years later, our product range offers:
- Brightfield microscopy
- Fluorescence microscopy
- Automated cell counting
- Organoid counting
- Lab automation
- Disposable slides
We would like to thank our customers, partners, and employees for being a crucial part of our company’s success over the years.
Timeline of CytoSMART product launches throughout the years
CytoSMART Technologies was founded in 2012 by a team of engineers with a great interest in developing optimized solutions for cell culture monitoring and analysis.
After losing a batch of precious umbilical cord stem cells as a result of a missed cell culture check, the founders of CytoSMART started to wonder: “Why can’t we make a device with a webcam that works from inside an incubator to monitor our cells remotely?”.
With that idea in mind, they started a project and developed the first prototype of Lux in 2012. The device was very successful, and the project laid the foundation for CytoSMART.
New devices have been developed throughout the years that combine compact imaging hardware with powerful image analysis algorithms supported by cloud computing.
We are continuously improving our products to aid the life science community to the best of our abilities.
Growth of number of CytoSMARTers
What are your impressions about working in this company and industry?
"The company is welcoming with opportunities to grow. The industry is overwhelming. We had blood cells in maze, organoids, drug cocktail research, and more! The moment you start getting an overview of the industry, a crazy scientist pushed it even further. It is amazing and humbling!" | Tom Nijhof
Head of Image Analysis
How do you see your role and contribution to CytoSMART?
''I joined the company in 2015, so it is exciting seeing the growth from 5 colleagues to our 60 employees team today! My role is to make sure all operations from sending the quotation to sending the order and invoice out run smoothly. In addition, I contribute to a well functioning office.'' | Marieke Franssen
Back Office Manager
What is the most exciting thing that happened while working at CytoSMART?
''It was once I could start developing the fluorescence optics! Also going on trips to deliver Omnis for demos to Romania, Spain and the UK., since we didn't have a big sales team in the beginning.'' | Tom Verstraaten