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CQ1 Confocal Imaging Cytometer First Choice for Speroids, Organoids, Colonies and Tissue Sections Logo
Confocal Imaging Cytometer
  • Microlense enhanced dual spinning disc
  • On the fly 3D imaging and analysis
  • HCS, colonies, spheroids, organoids
  • Deep learning analysis option
  • Environmental control and time lapse
  • Fast framing option

High content imaging and analysis used to be expert stuff and required highly sophisticated and equally voluminous equipment. 

With the CQ1 Confocal Imaging Cytometer Yokogawa provides access to benchmark quality HC data from 2D and 3D cellular assays for any lab benchtop. Screening campaigns on microwell plates or the use as a very fancy microscope for slides or dishes, the CQ1 and the respective analysis software CellPathFinder brings amazing insights to any cell lab.   

The latest generation of Yokogawa´s patented microlens enhanced spinning disc combines amazing speed with reduced cell damage, and the option for robotic integration offers remarkable throughput when needed. 

CQ1 Confocal Imaging Cytometer First Choice for Speroids, Organoids, Colonies and Tissue Sections Productpicture

Yokogawa CQ1

First choice for high resolution analyses of spheroids, colonies and tissue sections

  • Microlense enhanced Nipkow spinning disk confocal technology for high-speed yet gentle 3D image acquisition
  • Rich feature extraction to facilitate sophisticated cellular image analysis
  • Wide field of view and tiling capability enable easy imaging of large specimen
  • CellPathFinder machine learning analysis with deep learning options
  • Great images out of a small box
From a wealth of applications we are presenting a small selection
of representative images leading to meaningful data.

If yours don't happen to be here, feel free to contact us.


Optics: Microlens enhanced dual wide Nipkow disk confocal


  • Laser: 4 lasers from 405 / 488 / 561 / 640 nm
  • EM Filter: Max. 10 filters

Transmitted illumination (Option)

  • Phase contrast, Bright field
  • Light Source: LED

Camera: sCMOS 2560x2160 pixel, 16.6x14.0 mm

Objective lenses:

  • Max. 6 lenses
  • Dry: 2x, 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 60x
  • Long working distance: 20x, 40x
  • Phase contrast*1: 10x, 20x

Attachment: All wells imaging type, Chambered type*2

Sample vessel: Microplate (6, 24, 96*3, 384*3 well),
Slide glass*4*5, Cover glass chamber*4, Dish *4 (35, 60mm)

XY stage: High precision XY stage, designated resolution 0.1 µm

Stage heater:

  • Stage heater with chamber
  • Controllable temperature range: Room temperature +5 - +17°C, Max. 40°C
  • Settable temperature resolution 0.1°C
  • Humidity keeping time: Over 6 hours

Z focus: Electric Z motor, designated resolution 0.1 µm

Autofocus: Laser autofocus, Software autofocus

Feature data: Number of cells / cellular granules, Intensity, Volume,
Surface Area, Area, Perimeter, Diameter, Sphericity, Circularity, etc.

Data format:

  • Captured image: 16 bit TIFF (OME-TIFF)
  • Output image format: TIFF (16 bit, 8 bit), PNG, JPEG
  • Output movie format: WMV, MP4
  • Output numerical data format: FCS, CSV, ICE


Measurement and analysis workstation, WIN10


  • CQ1 control module
  • CQ1 evaluation module
  • CellPathFinder machine learning and advance evaluation option
  • CellPathFinder Deep Learning Option

Size / Weight

  • Main Unit:
    • 600x400x298 mm, 43 kg (Standard model)
    • 600x400x437mm (With Phase contrast option)
  • Utility Box: 275x432x298 mm, 18 kg
  • Gas Mixer (Option): 175x260x280 mm, 6.5 kg


  • Main Unit and Utility Box: 15 -35 °C, 20 - 70 % RH No condensation
  • Gas Mixer (Option): 20 - 30 °C, 10 -85 % RH No condensation

Power consumption:

  • Main Unit and Utility Box: 100-240 VAC, 800 VAmax
  • Workstation: 100-240 VAC, 650 VAmax
  • Gas Mixer (Option): 100-240 VAC, 100 VAmax

*1 Phase contrast option is required

*2 Stage heater option is required to use environment keeping function

*3 Phase contrast observation is unavailable

*4 Sample holder option is required

*5 Environment keeping function is unavailable