What’s the difference between the Via1-Cassette™ and Via2-Cassette™?

Both cassettes are used for loading, staining and analyzing cell samples, but they are used with different instruments and cell types. The concentration of DAPI is different in the two cassettes.

The Via2-Cassette™ is used with NucleoCounter® NC-202™. The Via1-Cassette™ is used with the NucleoCounter® NC-200™ and NC-3000™, except when working with cell cultures exposed to environmental stress factors such as freezing, heat shock or oxidative stress. In these cases, we advise you to use the Viability and Cell Count Assay protocol with the Via2-Cassette™ using the NucleoCounter® NC-200™. See our cassette comparison for details.