NucleoCounter® NC-202™

Consistent Cell Counter

  • Consistent results across instruments, users and sites
  • Use with Via2-Cassette™ to eliminate human error
  • Monitor production runs with DebrisIndex™
  • Increased cell counting range: No more dilutions
  • Scalable system with 21 CFR Part 11/GMP-ready software
The NucleoCounter® NC-202™ automated cell counter is the most precise on the market. It is used in a wide range of industry and research applications and is our 3rd generation automated cell counter with improved functionality.

Our cassette-based instrument features upgraded hardware and new NC-View™ software. The combined inter-operator and inter-instrument variation is extremely low. This means you get identical results with any cell sample, recorded by any user, anywhere in the world.

The DebrisIndex™ feature measures culture debris build-up. Debris negatively affects downstream filtering and purifications steps, so directly measuring debris facilitates better process development parameters. Learn more about DebrisIndex™.

The NC-View™ software is compatible with 21 CFR Part 11/GMP guidelines and can be integrated into your clinical workflow.

The disposable Via2-Cassette™ combined with the NucleoCounter® NC-202™ automated cell counter create a closed cell counting system, helping you stay protected when handling samples. No pipettes, no exposure to (toxic) reagents, and minimal clean-up make the NucleoCounter® system a safe option.

Read more about the Cassette technology

Any sample. Any user. Anywhere.
Application type(s) Cell count & viability analysis
Cell type(s) Mammalian cells incl. cell lines & primary cells, whole blood samples, leukopaks, PBMCs, MSCs, T cells; yeast and insect cells, CEFs; cells on microcarriers, in aggregate or 3D cultures
Software NC-View™
Consumable(s) Via2-Cassette™
Capacity (Analysis time) 30 seconds
Loading volume 60 μl
Analysis volume 1.35 μl (volume-calibrated Via2-Cassette™)
Optimal range 5×104 to 1×107 cells/ml
Staining dye(s) Acridine orange (AO) and DAPI
Excitation 2 LED light sources with peak wavelengths at 365 nm and 505 nm
Emission (nm) A single dual-band emission filter: 410 – 460 nm and 540 – 650 nm
Optics Lens with ×2.1 magnification, 2/3” CMOS camera
Data output Images, tables
Data export formats .cm, .csv, .pdf
Product Number
40 × 23 × 25 cm (W × H × D)
4.9 kg (10.8 lb)
Supply voltage
24VDC (100-240V ~ 50-60Hz)
Sampling Devices, Reagents & Test Kits for the NucleoCounter® NC-202™ Automated Cell Counter.


Product type Product No. Product name
Sampling Devices 941-0024 Via2-Cassette™
Software NC-View™
Reagents 910-0010 Lysis 1 Acidic Lysis Buffer, 100 ml
910-0011 Lysis 2 Acidic Lysis Buffer, 100 ml
910-0012 Lysis 3 Acidic Lysis Buffer, 100 ml
910-3017 Lysis 4 Blood Lysis Buffer, 100 ml
910-0015 Reagent Y200 Acidic Lysis Buffer, 100 ml
Accessories 929-0012 Laptop Stand II

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