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1. (WO2018099778) APPARATUS FOR RECORDING FULL-AREA IMAGES OF A CELL CULTURE PLATE HAVING ONE OR MORE CAVITIES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/099778    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/080017
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 23 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G01N 21/25
Applicants: BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Inventors: FOIS, Franco
HARNAU, Michael
OCHMANN, Klaus
Title: APPARATUS FOR RECORDING FULL-AREA IMAGES OF A CELL CULTURE PLATE HAVING ONE OR MORE CAVITIES
Abstract:
The invention relates an apparatus (1) for recording full-area images of a cell culture plate having one or more cavities, comprising a holder (40) for receiving the cell culture plate, wherein the cell culture plate (50) has a lower side (51), an upper side (62) and a plurality of side faces that extend between the lower side (51) and upper side (52), a camera (20) for recording images of the lower side of the cell culture plate within a predefined depth of field and a lighting device (30) for illuminating the cell culture plate (50), the lighting device (30) comprising a plurality of light sources. In the use position of the cell culture plate (50), the light of a first, second, third and fourth light source enters the cell culture plate (50) from the outside, in each case through an assigned first, second, third and fourth side face (53) over the entire length thereof. The apparatus comprises means for adjustment, by means of which the intensity, vertical height above the cell culture plate and angle of inclination of the produced light beams and the horizontal distance of the light sources from the respective side faces are individually adjustable.