Scepter™ 2.0 Cell Counter Registration and Updates

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Scepter 2.0 Automated Cell Counter
When you register your Scepter™ you will receive regular updates on your instrument's software and firmware.

While other automated counters consume bench space and rely on object recognition software, manual focusing, and clumsy loading chambers, the unique Scepter™ cell counter provides automated, impedance-based counting without the error of vision-based systems. With its precision-engineered sensor, the Scepter™ cell counter delivers accurate, reliable cell counts in less than 20 seconds.

To stay up-to-date with our latest release of software, application notes, software upgrade, simply register your Automated Cell counter.

Scepter™ Software Upgrades and Firmware Updates and Downloads

Since March 2010, the Scepter™ handheld automated cell counter has been revolutionizing the way scientists count and see their cell cultures. Read below about recent improvements in Scepter™ counting, then download the latest available Firmware and Software releases using the link provided.

Latest Scepter™ 2.0 Upgrades

The Scepter™ 2.0 Cell Counter, launched in March 2011, brings you great new features that increase both the analytical power and utility of the instrument. These features include:
  • Compatibility with more cell types: Scepter™ is the only Counter on the market to accurately count particles.
  • Increased Cell Concentration Range: Fewer dilutions to make your upfront sample preparation faster than ever.
  • Powerful Software Analysis Package: Scepter™ Software Pro is a fully functional analytical package so you can work with your data captured on the Scepter™.

Scepter™ Software

Versions Release Date Update Description Download Software Updates
Scepter Software 2.1 July 22, 2011
  • Software Download requires user registration.
  • MAC and PC Compatibility
  • Minor bug fixes
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Scepter™ 2.0 Software Pro March 2011
  • Powerful cellular analysis platform
  • Compare several sample sets side by side using histogram overlay and multiparametric tables
  • Create and save gating methods
Scepter™ Software 1.2 July 29, 2010
  • Concentration statistics
  • Cell diameter and volume data
  • On-screen gating
  • High and low gate displays
Scepter™ Software 1.1 March 2010
  • Original Release


Scepter™ Firmware

Versions Release Date Update Description Download Software Updates
Scepter™ Firmware 1.7 March 2011
  • Dual sensor compatibility (40 and 60 µm sensors)
  • Increased cell concentration range.


Upgrade guide for firmware 1.7 - click here

  • NOTE: REQUIRED. Download Scepter Software 2.0 prior to updating your firmware. Scepter Software 2.0 is required for any Scepter running Firmware 1.7.
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Scepter™ Firmware 1.6 July 29, 2010
  • Concentration warning when out of operating range.
  • More compatibility with viscous solutions.
Scepter™ Firmware 1.5 March 2010
  • Original Release