Naiad 1.0

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Product Details

Naiad is a standalone device for researchers who need a tool to conduct deformability cytometry for the physical phenotyping of cells.

Naiad is designed for high-speed imaging of cells as they flow through a microfluidic channel. It guarantees a frame rate higher than 3000 frames per second and maintains a stable and quantifiable flow rate, allowing for accurate and reliable cell analysis. Naiad is ideal for day-to-day research projects or long-term clinical studies.

CytoShot software is used to operate the Naiad from a Windows or Mac computer.

Key Features

Cell deformability assessment
Label-free analysis
Over 1000 cells per second imaged
More than 20 features extracted for each cell
Precise flow control (<0.003 µm/s)
Fast flow stabilisation (<30 s)


Whole blood
Cultured Cells
Cells from biopsy
Polymer beads

Measurement Output

The output of each measurement is an HDF5 file containing all the images of cells from the region of interest.

In addition to the images, various features are calculated for each cell, including:

  • Deformation
  • Size
  • Young's modulus
  • Aspect ratio
  • Surface roughness
  • Texture
  • Brightness



  • Flow control: pressure regulation ensures a defined and constant flow
  • Fast flow stabilisation in <30 s
  • Accuracy: 0.003µl/s


  • High-speed imaging: over 3000 fps at ROI 80px x 320 px (used for a standard measurement)
  • Adjustable region of interest
  • Adjustable focus with software-based assistance


  • Adjustable X/Y table and rotating table
  • Dimensions: 51cm L x 29cm W x 59cm H
  • Weight: 26kg

We offer...

  • A bundle of hardware, software (acquisition and analysis), and corresponding consumables - microfluidic chips, buffer and calibration beads
  • Rental for a limited time period (minimum 2 months)
  • An all-inclusive package including hardware, operator, consumables, and data evaluation
  • Scientific collaboration