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

Risk Management

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


Daily Business
  • 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

Risk management
  • 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

FIND Cell is a revolutionary technology that is critical for any lab conducting a lot of cell work.

It will change the way the next generation of scientists approach cell culture work.
Phillip Thomas PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher

It feels long overdue to have something as user-friendly and accessible to keep track of cell culture - the lifeblood of so many labs.

Danielle Keahi
PhD student at The Rockefeller University

FIND Cell is the future of cell line identification and biomedical research. 

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.

Neville Sanjana PhD
Assistant Professor at New York University
Core Faculty Member at the New York Genome Center

Cell lines are absolutely critical to everything we do, and yet passage-for-passage data on their upkeep is often relegated to a sharpie-scrawled paper towel.

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.
Alcida Karz
MD / PhD student at the NYU School of Medicine

An essential tool for the bench scientist to keep track of cell lineages.

I hands down recommend FIND Cell as one stop to all your documentation, lineage tracing and collaboration needs!

Akash Sookdeo
PhD student at the New York Genome Center and New York University

FIND Cell has been incredibly useful to my cell biology research.

I have never worked with another tool that streamlines the administrative aspects of cell culture work like FIND Cell.

Erik Chow
PhD student at Cornell University

I find FIND Cell a useful product for managing cell lines and experiments, especially when institutes are increasingly pushing towards e-lab books.

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.

Nadeem Shaikh PhD
Postdoctoral researcher, London Cancer Institute
FIND Cell is the easiest solution to keep track of all your cell lines online - from frozen stocks, to mycoplasma tests, to DNA authentication - everything is neatly organized into one user-friendly platform!

Sandy Vogt
PhD student at the NYU School of Medicine

FIND Cell just makes my life easy when it comes to organizing, storing, culturing, testing and genetically manipulating cell lines!

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!

Maria Frias PhD
Senior Postdoctoral Associate at City University of New York (CUNY), Hunter College

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