Digitize Your Cell Culture
… and Save Time
Track Daily Steps
Track passages and mark cell populations used for genetic manipulation, treatments, experiments and cryopreservation
Retrieve the precise lineage history for each passage in a single click
Export lineage history as PDF
Working with cell culture involves risks, including Mycoplasma contamination, cell line mix-ups, and genetic instability. When a high-risk situation is detected often radical measures are taken such as throwing away cell lines, or entire experiments — especially if cell line information is incomplete. FIND Cell assists you in taking appropriate measures, minimizing waste of time and money
Indicate which passage you tested for Mycoplasma contamination and when
Did you detect a Mycoplasma positive cell population? Determine which experiments are compromised and any colleagues whose work may be affected
Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs)
Using an ELN? Easy linking between FIND Cell and ELN or LIMS, streamlines integration
Quickly retrieve information about cell lines described in ELN-stored experimental notes
Cell Line Inventory
View your active cultures in a single list and get an overview on time-since-last-passage for each cell line
Need a new cell line for a specific experiment? Find out if someone in your lab is already culturing it
Freeze and FIND
Store cells at -80oC and track the ones that are in need of transfer to liquid nitrogen
Freeze a particular cell population while maintaining cell line information for years to come
No more searching old notebooks for clues about frozen stocks
Centralize your frozen cell stock annotations and update when needed
Train, Collaborate, Execute
Train students by providing view-only access to your cell culture information
Collaborate through FIND Cell by inviting a colleague to view and edit cell lineage information
Share cells by splitting off a cell lineage branch from your cell tree. Retain information regarding the cell line’s ‘chain of custody’ and protocol procedures
Tinker by yourself in private mode and share the cell lineage’s information when you are ready
Confirm Cell Quality with our NGS Plug-in
Authenticate your cell line using Whole-Genome Sequencing (e.g. Illumina or Nanopore DNA sequencing)
Upload FASTQ files from previously or newly generated NGS-data and receive cell line quality analysis
FIND Cell management also supports standard STR-typing and karyotyping
Track your active cell cultures
View your cell lineages and experiments
Collaborate on active cell cultures
Find active cell cultures in the lab
Search laboratory cell line inventory & cell culture information
Track experimental workflows in your Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and link the cell populations used with unique cell population URLs
Track the frequency of Mycoplasma and DNA authentication testing for each cell line
Track the origin of Mycoplasma contamination or other cell line errors
Privacy settings for individuals within a laboratory
Build your own private DNA cell line database for ongoing genetic tracking
Track passages and cell lineages graphically
Generate & link cell lineages and cell trees
Mark (engineered) cell lineages shared with external collaborators
Find historical cell line information and provenance
Maintain personal freezer boxes
Search lab freezer box inventory: both -80oC and liquid nitrogen
Get historical cell lineage info for frozen cell stocks
NGS plug-in: upload your cell line FASTQ from your HPC system*
Integrated genetic analysis: cell line authentication, genetic stability
Get PDFs of DNA analysis reports
View cell line risk analysis in graphical interface
Use our common DNA cell line database (incl. DNA references from COSMIC)
* not included in base subscription
It will change the way the next generation of scientists approach cell culture work.
With both NIH grants and top journals requiring cell line verification, FIND Cell makes it easy to fulfill these reporting requirements.
In particular, I think cancer labs, where misidentification of cell lines is common, will love using it.
Core Faculty Member at the New York Genome Center
I love that FIND Cell leverages next-gen sequencing technology for cell line authentication, but I also love that it makes good old-fashioned record-keeping elegant and simple.
I hands down recommend FIND Cell as one stop to all your documentation, lineage tracing and collaboration needs!
I have never worked with another tool that streamlines the administrative aspects of cell culture work like FIND Cell.
I work in a cancer research lab which has struggled with working with cell lines that were later proven to be something different to what was advertised.
FIND Cell makes me feel more confident about my cell lines, and my experiments and provides a great record for tracing back any problems that can arise in a normal lab environment.
Plus all your work can be saved as pdf or printed if you want to work your Materials and Methods before manuscript submission, or if you just want to keep a hard copy of your work!
FIND Cell is tested and optimized in collaboration with cell biologists working at