The CytoMotion Lite system is a low-cost solution offering fast, real-time characterization of contractility kinetics from stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes

Acquiring contractility kinetics in human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) derived cardiomyocytes can be especially challenging given their amorphous phenotype and poorer contrast relative to adult ventricular cardiomyocytes. We’ve made cardiac disease modelling simple.

CytoMotion Lite System is a low-cost, simplified solution for contractility measurements in spontaneously beating myocytes without accompanying fluorescence data. Consisting of a high speed, high resolution CMOS camera and our CytoMotion acquisition for precise characterization of shortening kinetics, and without the need for an interface or photometry components, CytoMotion offers high performance at an affordable price. All you need is a microscope with a camera port and an i7 processor-based laptop (which we can provide as well).

  • Cymotion software by Ionoptix allows for Real-time characterization of iPSC-CM contractility as well as hESCs)

CytoMotion data acquisition and analysis.

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  • Label-free motion detection

  • Real-time data acquisition

  • High spatial resolution (2.4 megapixel camera sensor)

  • High speed data acquisition (100 Hz or better)

  • Simple, user-friendly software

  •  Integrated, turnkey system


  • Precision: owing to high temporal and spatial resolution as well as a simple, robust algorithm, measurements enable better characterization of inotropy and arrhythmogenicity

  • Simplicity: complete system provides all essential components; CytoMotion is easy-to-use allowing users to get more out of every experiment

  • Confidence: label-free measurements mean fewer artifacts, and all systems are backed by our support team of knowledgeable scientists

  • Affordable: ideal for measuring contractility in spontaneously beating myocytes without fluorescence data


CytoMotion Lite System, coupled with IonWizard’s core acquisition software and CytoSolver analysis, provides a complete suite for simple, high fidelity measurements, enabling better characterization of inotropy and arrhythmogenicity in stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes.

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