CytoBrite Slide Incubation System

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CytoBrite®
Slide Incubation System
USER MANUAL
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The following serial number identifies the specific instrument you have purchased and must be
referenced when requesting service. A copy is affixed to the instrument.
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Warranty
SciGene warrants that the CytoBrite® Slide Incubation System described in this manual shall be free of
defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 12 months from date of delivery. This warranty
does not cover removable slide trays or accessories. In the event of a defect during the warranty period,
SciGene’s limit of liability will be to, at its sole discretion: (a) provide replacement parts; (b) perform
factory repairs; or (c) replace the product. The foregoing warranty is void in the event the unit was
abused or modified or used in a manner inconsistent with its intended purpose. SciGene makes no other
warranty, expressed or implied including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular
purpose. In no event shall SciGene be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential
damagers or for any damages resulting from loss arising out of or in connection with the sale, use or
performance of the product.
Copyright
Copyright ©2014 SciGene Corporation. All rights reserved. SciGene, CytoBrite and CytoBond are
trademarks of SciGene Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA. All other trademarks used in this manual are the
property of their respective owners.
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Table of Contents
I.
SAFETY NOTICES ....................................................................................................................... 3
A. Intended Use ................................................................................................................................. 3
B. Instrument Safety ......................................................................................................................... 3
C. Symbols and Conventions ............................................................................................................. 3
D. Warnings ....................................................................................................................................... 4
E. Cautions ........................................................................................................................................ 5
F. Compliance ................................................................................................................................... 5
II. UNPACKING AND SET UP .......................................................................................................... 7
A. Unpacking the Instrument ............................................................................................................ 7
B. Parts Provided ............................................................................................................................... 7
C. Coverslip Sealant Provided ........................................................................................................... 7
D. Environmental Requirements ....................................................................................................... 7
E. Installing the Instrument .............................................................................................................. 7
III. USING YOUR CYTOBRITE SYSTEM .............................................................................................. 8
A. System Components ..................................................................................................................... 8
B. Preparing Slides / Loading the Instrument / Starting a Protocol .................................................. 9
C. Powering On/Off ........................................................................................................................... 9
D. Using the Controller ...................................................................................................................... 9
E. Using the USB Drive ...................................................................................................................... 9
IV. CREATING AND EDITING PROTOCOLS ...................................................................................... 10
A. Creating a Protocol ..................................................................................................................... 10
B. Editing a Protocol ........................................................................................................................ 11
V. ONETEMP MODE .................................................................................................................... 12
VI. RUNNING A PROTOCOL .......................................................................................................... 13
VII. MANAGING FILES .................................................................................................................... 14
A. Viewing a Protocol ...................................................................................................................... 14
B. Copying a Protocol ...................................................................................................................... 14
C. Renaming a Protocol ................................................................................................................... 14
D. Deleting a Protocol ..................................................................................................................... 14
VIII. SETTINGS AND PREFERENCES .................................................................................................. 15
A. Datalogging to USB Key............................................................................................................... 15
B. Calibrating Slide Block Temperature .......................................................................................... 16
C. Upgrading Software .................................................................................................................... 17
D. Changing Alert Sounds ................................................................................................................ 17
IX. MAINTENANCE ....................................................................................................................... 18
A. Cleaning the Instrument ............................................................................................................. 18
B. Cleaning Air Vents ....................................................................................................................... 18
C. Checking and Replacing Fuses .................................................................................................... 18
X. TROUBLESHOOTING................................................................................................................ 19
XI. SPECIFICATIONS ...................................................................................................................... 19
XII. ORDERING INFORMATION ...................................................................................................... 20
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I. SAFETY NOTICES
A. Intended Use
The CytoBrite® Slide Incubation System is intended for the heating and cooling of biological
samples. The instrument should only be used according to instructions provided in this User
Manual and other SciGene technical documents. If the equipment is used in a manner not
specified by the manufacturer, the protection provided by the equipment may be impaired.
La CytoBrite système est destiné pour le chauffage et le refroidissement d'échantillons
biologiques. L'instrument ne devrait servir que selon les instructions fournies dans ce manuel
de l'utilisateur et d'autres documents techniques de SciGene. Si l'équipement est utilisé de
manière non spécifiée par le fabricant, la protection assurée par l'équipement peut être
compromise.
B. Instrument Safety
Before operating the instrument, read the information in this section concerning hazards
and potential hazards. Ensure that anyone involved with the instrument’s operation is
instructed in both general safety practices for laboratories and specific safety practices for
the instrument.
Avant le fonctionnement de l'instrument, lisez les renseignements dans cette section
concernant les risques et les dangers potentiels. S'assurer que toute personne impliquée avec
le fonctionnement de l'instrument est instruit dans les pratiques générales de sécurité pour
les laboratoires et les pratiques de sécurité spécifiques pour l'instrument. Avant le
fonctionnement de l'instrument, lisez les renseignements dans cette section concernant les
risques et les dangers potentiels. S'assurer que toute personne impliquée avec le
fonctionnement de l'instrument est instruit dans les pratiques générales de sécurité pour les
laboratoires et les pratiques de sécurité spécifiques pour l'instrument.
C. Symbols and Conventions
The following chart is an illustrated glossary of the electrical symbols used on the CytoBrite
System. Whenever such symbols appear on instruments, please observe appropriate safety
measures.
Le tableau suivant est un glossaire illustré des symboles électriques qui sont utilisées sur le
système. Chaque fois que ces symboles apparaissent sur les instruments, veuillez observer les
mesures de sécurité appropriées.
1. Electrical Symbols
This symbol indicates that this is a protected ground terminal that must
be connected to earth ground before any other electrical connections
are made to the instrument.
Ce symbole indique qu'il s'agit d'un terminal de terrain protégé qui doit
être connecté à la terre avant que toutes les autres connexions
électriques sont apportées à l'instrument.
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CAUTION: This symbol alerts you to consult this Operator’s Manual for
further information and to proceed with caution.
ATTENTION: Ce symbole vous avertit à consulter ce guide de
l'utilisateur pour plus d'informations et de procéder avec prudence.
This symbol indicates the OFF position of the main POWER switch.
Ce symbole indique la position OFF de l'interrupteur principal.
This symbol indicates the ON position of the main POWER switch.
Ce symbole indique la position ON de l'interrupteur principal.
2. Non-Electrical Symbols
CAUTION: This symbol illustrates a heat hazard. Proceed with caution
when working around these areas to avoid being burned by hot
components.
ATTENTION : Ce symbole illustre un danger pour la chaleur. Faire preuve
de prudence lorsque vous travaillez autour de ces zones pour éviter
d'être brûlé par les composants du chauds.
CAUTION: This symbol alerts you to consult this Operator’s Manual for
further information and to proceed with caution.
ATTENTION : Ce symbole vous avertit à consulter ce guide de l'utilisateur
pour plus d'informations et de procéder avec prudence.
D. Warnings
Failure to comply with the following warnings that are affixed to the product can lead to
possible personal injury or death.
Défaut de respecter les avertissements suivants qui sont apposées sur le produit peut
conduire à possibles lésions corporelles ou la mort.
This symbol on the rear of the instrument indicates the presence of the
fuse box. Warning: For Continued Protection Against Fire, Replace Only
with Same Type Rating of Fuse. Always disconnect the power cord before
attempting to replace the fuse.
Ce symbole sur l'arrière de l'instrument indique la présence de la boîte de
fusibles. Avertissement : Pour le maintien de la Protection contre l'incendie,
remplacer uniquement avec la même cote de Type de fusible. Toujours
débrancher le cordon d'alimentation avant d'essayer de remplacer le
fusible.
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E. Cautions
Failure to comply with the following cautionary statement affixed to the product may lead
to possible personal injury.
Omission de se conformer à la mise en garde suivante apposée sur le produit peut entraîner
des blessures possibles.
This symbol located both on and in front of the lid indicates the potential presence
of a Hot Surface. Use care when working in this area to avoid being burned.
Ce symbole situé sur et devant le couvercle indique la présence possible d'une
Surface chaude. Faire preuve de diligence lorsqu'il travaille dans ce domaine
pour éviter d'être brûlé.
This symbol located on the back of the instrument warns the user to select the
correct voltage before connecting the power cord. Operating with the voltage
selector switch in the wrong position will damage the instrument and create a
safety hazard.
Ce symbole situé à l'arrière de l'appareil avertit l'utilisateur de sélectionner la
tension correcte avant de brancher le cordon d'alimentation. Fonctionnant avec
le sélecteur de tension dans la mauvaise position peut endommager l'appareil et
créer un risque de sécurité.
F. Compliance
1. European Conformity (CE)
This symbol indicates the instrument is in compliance with all applicable
European Union Electromagnetic Compatibility and Low Voltage Directives.
2. Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE)
This symbol indicates the instrument is required to comply with the European
Union’s Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2002/96/EC,
providing environmentally safe disposal of end of life equipment through
recycling.
Contact your institution to provide environmentally safe disposal. If this is not
available, contact your local SciGene distributor or SciGene Technical Support
[techserv@scigene.com] for assistance. Do not treat electrical and electronic
equipment as unsorted municipal waste.
RoHS
3. Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
This symbol indicates the instrument is in compliance with the European
Union’s (RoHS 2) Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain
hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).
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4. Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
The CytoBrite System is a Class A digital device under FCC Title 47 Part 15B and
designated as Class A electrical equipment for measurement, control, and
laboratory use (EN61326).
Note regarding Canadian EMC compliance: Le present appareil numerique
n’emet pas de bruits radioelectrique depassant les limites applicables aux
appareils numeriques de class A prescrites dans le reglement sur le brouillage
radioelectrique edicte par le Ministere des Communications du Canada.
5. FCC Warnings and Notes
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. The instrument qualifies
as an “exempted device” under 47 CFR 15.103(c), in regard to the cited FCC
regulations in effect at the time of manufacture. Shielded cables must be used
with this unit to ensure compliance with the Class A FCC limits.
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II. UNPACKING AND SET UP
A. Unpacking the Instrument
The CytoBrite instrument is shipped in a double carton. To unpack the instrument, open the
outer box, take out the bag containing the manual and power cord and remove the
protective cardboard corners. Then open the inner box, reach down the inside, and carefully
lift out the instrument by its base. NEVER lift by the hinged lid. Place the instrument on the
bench and raise the lid to remove two slide trays. Inspect parts for visible damage. If any
damage is evident, retain all shipping materials and contact SciGene [techserv@scigene.com]
or your local distributor.
B. Parts Provided
• 2x Slide Trays (shipped inside instrument)
• Power Cord
• User Manual
C. Coverslip Sealant Provided
One complimentary 100 ml bottle of CytoBond® Removable Coverslip Sealant (SciGene cat.
# 2020-00-1) is shipped separately from the instrument. Use of CytoBond Sealant is required
for sealing coverslips; to prevent probe evaporation without humidification. Contact SciGene
[custserv@scigene.com] or your local distributor to order additional bottles.
D. Environmental Requirements
Ensure that the area where the CytoBrite System is installed meets the following conditions,
for reasons of safety and performance:
Ambient temperature +15 to +32°C (58 to 90°F)
Relative humidity 20 to 80% RH non-condensing
Air flow clearance 6 inches (15 cm) minimum on both sides
E. Installing the Instrument
Place the instrument on a level surface within a few feet of the power source. Position the
system so the lid can be easily opened without interference. Allow 18 inches of vertical
clearance and 16 inches of horizontal clearance. Ensure 3 inches of clearance at the back to
attach the power cord. Using only the power cord provided, plug it into the back of the unit
and then to a properly grounded outlet. Turn on power using the ON/OFF switch on the
front control panel.
Allow 18 inches of vertical
clearance to open the lid.
Allow 3 inches of clearance at
the back for the power cord.
Allow 16 inches of horizontal
clearance for air flow.
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III. USING YOUR CYTOBRITE SYSTEM
A. System Components
Component
SlideSense™ Temperature Sensor
Function
Senses and transmits slide block temperature
information to controller
Used to program and monitor instrument
operation and report slide block temperature
Holds slides during sample preparation and
incubation
Turns on main power to unit
Used for saving datalog files and installing software
Covers slide trays during processing
Connection for digital thermometer cable to
calibrate slide block temperature
Location of main fuses and power cord connection
Seals coverslips to slides
Temperature Controller
Slide Tray
Power Switch
USB Port
Hinged Lid
Block Temperature Calibration Jack
Power Input Module and Fuse Housing
CytoBond Removable Coverslip Sealant
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B. Preparing Slides / Loading the Instrument / Starting a Protocol
Slides are prepared for molecular analysis following your standard procedures using the
CytoBrite Slide Trays provided with the unit. CytoBond® Removable Coverslip Sealant
(SciGene cat. # 2020-00-1) is used in place of rubber cement for sealing coverslips to prevent
probe evaporation without humidification.
1. Place slides to be analyzed in the tray(s), pipet probes and place coverslips.
2. Seal coverslips by dispensing a continuous bead of CytoBond Sealant around edges.
3. Turn on power to the instrument, select and start the desired program (See section V
for how to create programs.)
4. When the unit finishes pre-heating, the controller displays a prompt and beeps to load
slides. Raise the cover, place the tray(s) into the unit and press Select to start the
program.
5. The instrument then heats the slides to the programmed temperatures and times.
C. Powering On/Off
To turn ON the instrument, press the top of the power switch (the “l” position). To turn OFF
the instrument, press the bottom of the power switch (the “O” position).
D. Using the Controller
A 4-line LED display controller is used to CREATE, RUN, EDIT and VIEW protocols, manage
FILES (rename, copy, delete) and customize SETTINGS (including calibrating temperature
and choosing alert sounds).
Navigating menus and selecting options is performed with four buttons on the display panel:
• Home — returns to the main menu screen.
• Select — chooses the option highlighted in the display.
• Forward — increments or toggles between options.
• Back — returns to a previous screen or option.
Details on using controller menus can be found in later
sections of this manual.
E. Using the USB Drive
A USB key inserted into the USB DRIVE can be used to:
•
•
•
•
Capture a time and temperature log when running a
protocol
Allow protocols to run directly from a USB key.
Provide additional capacity for storing protocols
beyond the 10 file storage limit on the controller.
Upload new controller software.
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IV.
CREATING AND EDITING PROTOCOLS
A. Creating a Protocol
Protocols are created and saved in memory on the controller
(10 files maximum) or a USB key. Names are 8 alphanumeric
characters in length including spaces. For FISH/ISH methods,
protocols can be created with an optional co-denaturation step
prior to probe hybridization.
Creating a Protocol
Run
View
Files
CytoBrite
Create
Edit
Settings
CREATE
Enter Name:
FISH101A
1. From the Home screen, select Create.
2. Enter the name of the protocol by scrolling through the
CREATE
Yes FISH101A
alphanumeric characters (space: A-Z; 0-9) using the
Denature?
Yes
Forward button. Sequentially select a desired character
using the Select button. Names must be 8
CREATE
characters in length, including spaces.
FISH101A
Denature Temp:
3. On the next screen select Yes to use a
73C
Denature step. If chosen, enter the Denature
time (hours | minutes | seconds) and
CREATE
FISH101A
temperature (15-90°C) on succeeding screens.
Denature Time:
00:02:00
4. On the following screens, enter the slide
incubation temperature and time for the
probe hybridization step.
5. Complete creation of the protocol by choosing how to end the protocol.
Selecting Off turns off the slide block. Selecting Hold keeps the slides at
a selected temperature until removed.
6. If Hold is selected as the protocol end option, enter a Hold temperature.
7. Save the completed protocol to the controller memory or a USB key.
Make sure a USB key is inserted BEFORE selecting the USB option.
No
No
CREATE
FISH101A
Incubate Temp:
37C
CREATE
FISH101A
Incubate Time:
16:00:00
Off
CREATE
FISH101A
Protocol End:
Off
Hold
Hold
CREATE
FISH101A
Hold Temp:
37C
CREATE
FISH101A
Save in?
CytoBrite
USB
Return to
Home screen
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B. Editing a Protocol
The Edit function allows changes to the Denature and Incubate times and temperatures as
well as protocol end options (Off or Hold) in an existing protocol. Edited protocols may be
saved under the existing name or be renamed (using the Save As function) to the controller
memory or USB key.
Editing a Protocol
1. Select Edit from the Home screen.
2. Choose the file location (controller memory or
USB key) and the protocol to edit.
3. Select Denature, Incubate or End step to edit.
4. Make changes to time (hours | minutes |
seconds) and/or temperature (15-90°C)
for the selected step.
5. Confirm changes then select Finish and Save
or Continue Edits.
6. Save edited file to memory or USB key.
Denature
To rename file, select Save As and
create new name before saving.
CytoBrite
Run
View
Files
Create
Edit
Settings
EDIT
File Location:
CytoBrite
USB
EDIT
Select File:
1) FILE100
2) FILE200
EDIT: File100
Denature
ON
Incubate
End
Incubate
End
EDIT: File100
Denature?
Yes
Yes
Yes
EDIT: File100
End
No
Off
Set Temp
and Time
Con nue
Edits
No
EDIT: File100
Temp:
73
Time:
00:02:00
OK? Yes
No
EDIT: File100
Denature Off?
EDIT: File100
Hold Temp:
37
Select New Temp
Yes
No
Hold
Off
EDIT: File100
Denature
Temp:
73
Time:
00:02:00
Hold
EDIT: File100
Incubate
Temp:
37
Time:
14:00:00
EDIT: File100
Temp:
37
Time:
16:00:00
OK?
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
EDIT: File100
Finish and Save
Continue Edits
Finish
EDIT: File100
Save As
Save
Save As
Save
EDIT:
EDIT: File100
Save in
CytoBrite
Enter Name
File101
USB
CytoBrite
EDIT: File100
Save in CytoBrite?
Yes
No
Return to
Home screen
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V.
ONETEMP MODE
The CytoBrite System can be operated to maintain a single block Running OneTemp Mode
temperature from 15 to 90°C using the OneTemp mode.
CytoBrite
For information on creating and saving multi-temperature and
multi-step protocols, see section V. CREATING AND EDITING
PROTOCOLS.
1. From the Home screen, choose Run | OneTemp.
Run
View
Files
Create
Edit
Settings
RUN:
Operating Mode
OneTemp
Protocol
2. Set the desired block temperature from 15 to 90°C.
3. Press Select “Yes” to start the program. Set temperatures for
the block will be displayed. Time will be listed as “Forever” as
the program will continue until stopped by the user.
4. To end the program, use the Forward button to display the
End Protocol screen and Select “Yes”. The instrument will
display “OneTemp DONE” and total elapsed time.
RUN: OneTemp
Set Temp: 73C
No
Temp: 37C
Time: Forever
Start
Yes
No
RUN: OneTemp
Temp: 73.2 / 73C
Time: 05:00:00
No
End OneTemp?
Yes
No
Yes
OneTemp DONE
Time: 00:01:01
Return to
Home screen
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VI.
RUNNING A PROTOCOL
The RUN function is used to run a previously created protocol stored in the controller memory
or on a USB key. To operate the CytoBrite instrument at a single temperature without a timer
see section V. ONETEMP MODE.
Running a Protocol
1. Select Run | Protocol from the Home screen.
2. Choose the file location (CytoBrite or USB key)
CytoBrite
Run
Create
and select the protocol. The protocol will start by View
Edit
Files
Settings
performing a 15 minute preheating of the block
to the programmed incubation temperature.
RUN
Operating Mode:
3. When the preheat step is complete, the display
OneTemp
Protocol
will flash “Load Slides / Press Select”.
4. Open the lid, load the tray(s) and press Select.
RUN
File Location:
5. If a denaturation step is part of the protocol,
the unit will rapidly heat and hold at denature
CytoBrite
USB
temperature, then rapidly cool to incubate
RUN
temperature, warming for a preset time,
Select File:
as programmed by the operator.
1) File100
2) File200
6. If a denaturation step is not used, the unit
No
will simply heat to the incubate temperature
RUN
Run Protocol?
where the slides will be warmed
File100
for the programmed time.
Yes
No
Yes
7. If “Off” was selected as the program ending
RUN: File100
option, slide block heating will turn off at the
Preheats for 15 minutes at
Preheat: 36.9
completion of the protocol. If “Hold” was
Temp:
37
programmed temperature.
Time:
00:05:00
selected, the slide block will be held at the
programmed temperature.
RUN
Incuba ng Only
8. Press any key to terminate a protocol. If Denaturing Preheat Complete
Load Slides/ Press Select
9. Select Yes in the Turn Off Block
Unit beeps to load slides.
confirmation screen to
RUN: File100
RUN:File100
Mode: Denature
Mode: Incubate
return to the Home screen.
Temp:
Time:
72.9
00:05:00
Temp:
Time:
37.1 / 37
16:00:00
OFF
HOLD
File100: DONE
Time:
16:00:00
Temp:
Off
File100: DONE
Time:
16:00:00
Temp:
37.1
No
File100: DONE
Turn off block
+ return to home?
Yes
No
Return to
Home screen
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VII. MANAGING FILES
A. Viewing a Protocol
Saved protocols can be reviewed in read-only mode.
1. Select View from the Home screen.
2. Choose the file location (controller memory or USB key) and protocol.
3. Use Forward to advance through the protocol in the following order:
• Denature temperature and time
• Incubate temperature and time
• Final hold temperature or OFF
4. Press the Forward or Back buttons to continue.
B. Copying a Protocol
A protocol can be copied and saved under a
new name in the controller memory or USB key.
Copy/Rename/Delete a Protocol
Run
View
Files
1. Select Files from the Home screen.
2. Choose the file location (controller memory or
USB key) and protocol.
3. Select Copy.
4. Choose new file location and Select Yes.
Create
Edit
Settings
FILES
File Location:
CytoBrite
USB Key
FILES
CytoBrite Folder
Select File:
1) 37to4
C. Renaming a Protocol
An existing file may be renamed and saved
in the controller memory or USB key.
1. Select Files from the Home screen.
2. Choose the file location (controller
memory or USB key).
FILES
3. Select Name.
File: 37to4
Copy to:
4. Enter a new name by
USB Key
choosing characters
No
(space; A-Z; 0-9) using
FILES
Copy 37to4 to
the Forward button.
USB key?
Yes
Sequentially select a desired
character using the Select button.
Protocol names must be 8 characters
in length, including spaces.
5. Select Yes to save.
CytoBrite
Copy
FILES
CytoBrite Folder
File: 37to4
Copy Name Delete
Delete
Name
FILES
File: 37to4
Enter new name
37to65
FILES
Delete: 37to4
Yes
No
FILES
File: 37to65
Finish and save?
Yes
Yes
No
Return to
Home screen
D. Deleting a Protocol
1. Select Files from the Home screen.
2. Choose the file location (controller memory or USB key) and protocol.
3. Choose Delete and press Select.
4. Select Yes to confirm.
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VIII. SETTINGS AND PREFERENCES
A.
Datalogging to USB Key
A text file that captures the block time and temperature while a protocol is running can be
created and written to the USB key.
1. From the Home screen, go to Settings | Datalog
2. Following the prompts on the screen, turn on datalogging
and enter the data sampling frequency (5 sec to 60 min).
3. Insert a USB key into the USB DRIVE to capture a log file.
While in use, the drive light will flash as data is transferred
to the USB key.
A datalog file for a typical protocol is shown below:
Creating a Datalog
Run
View
Files
CytoBrite
Create
Edit
Settings
SETTINGS
1) Datalog
2) Calibrate
3) Sounds
4) Upgrade SW
If set to
OFF
SETTINGS
Datalogging Off
Turn On?
Yes
No
▲
▼
If set to
ON
SETTINGS
Datalogging On
Turn Off?
Change
Yes
Enter Datalog Frequency
(5 sec—60 min)
Change
00 min 05 sec
Datalog Frequency
00 min 05 sec
Ok?
Yes
No
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Datalog file for a typical protocol
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B. Calibrating Slide Block Temperature
Calibrating Block Temp
The CytoBrite System comes calibrated from the factory to provide
accurate slide temperatures from 15 to 90°C ± 0.5°C. The accuracy
of block temperatures should be checked periodically (according to
your lab schedule) with a T-type NIST certified digital thermometer
(SciGene cat. #1051-52-0).
The controller needs calibration only if the block temperature shown
on the NIST-certified thermometer differs by more than one degree
(1°C) from the temperature shown on the controller display.
1. Connect a T-type NIST certified digital thermometer
(ScIGene cat. # 1051-52-0) to the blue jack on the back
of the unit labeled “Temperature Calibration”.
2. From the Home screen, go to Settings | Calibrate.
3. Enter 75°C as set temperature and confirm. The block
temperature and current offset will be shown.
4. Wait 30 minutes.
5. Calculate the difference between the temperature shown on the
digital thermometer and the block temperature shown on the
controller display to determine the needed offset adjustment.
For example, if the thermometer reads 76.0°C and the controller
reads 75.0°C, the offset adjustment is 1.0.
6. Add this adjustment value to the existing offset shown on the
controller display to determine a new offset then enter the new
value using the Forward and Back buttons.
For example, if the offset value on the display before adjustment
is 0.3, and the adjustment value from step 5 is 1.0, the new offset
value to be entered into the controller would be 1.3.
7. Select Yes to confirm the new offset and return to Home screen.
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Files
CytoBrite
Create
Edit
Settings
SETTINGS
1) Datalog
2) Calibrate
3) Sounds
4) Upgrade SW
▲
▼

SETTINGS
Calibrate Block
Set Temp: 75C
SETTINGS
Calibrate Block
Set Temp: 75C
Yes
No
SETTINGS
Block Temp: 75.0
Offset::
0.3
SETTINGS
Block Temp: 75.0
OK?:
Yes
No
SETTINGS
Calibration
Complete at 75C
Press any key
Return to
Home screen
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C. Upgrading Software
Upgrading Software
The CytoBrite System displays the current software version on the controller
when powering on the instrument (during boot up). New software versions
are installed via the USB DRIVE. Current software versions may be
downloaded from www.scigene.com.
1. From the Home screen, go to Settings | Upgrade SW.
2. Following the on-screen prompts, insert a USB key containing new
software into the USB DRIVE and press Select.
3. A flashing progress indicator displays as the software is loading. This
process may take several minutes.
4. When loading is finished, an “Upgrade Complete” message will display.
Press any key to display the new software version number and date.
After a few seconds the Home screen will appear. The instrument is now
ready for use.
Run
View
Files
CytoBrite
Create
Edit
Settings
SETTINGS
1) Block Type
2) Calibrate
3) Upgrade SW
4) Sounds
▲
▼
SETTINGS
Upgrade Software
Insert USB +
press Select
Upgrading * * * * * * * * *
****************
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * ...
Upgrade Complete
D. Changing Alert Sounds
Press any key
The CytoBrite System comes from the factory with alert sounds set to OFF.
Alert sounds can be turned ON to notify the user of the following events:
• Protocol End – two long beeps at protocol completion
• Each Select – one short beep each time Select button is pressed
• Preheat – continuously beeps upon reaching set temperature until Select
button is pressed
• Denature – one short beep indicates this step has completed
To turn sounds on or off:
SciGene
Version x.x
Month / Day / Year
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Changing Sounds
Run
View
Files
1. From the Home screen, go to Settings | Sounds.
2. Use the Forward button to choose an alert from the list and
press Select.
3. Use Forward to choose ON or OFF and press Select.
CytoBrite
Create
Edit
Settings
SETTINGS
1) Block Type
2) Calibrate
3) Sounds
4) Upgrade SW
4. Continue to change alert settings as in step 2 above or exit
to the Home screen by pressing the Back button twice.
▲
▼
Sounds
SETTINGS
Beep After
1) Protocol End
2) Each Select
3) Preheat
4) Denature
Off ▲
Off ▼
Off
Off
SETTINGS
Beep After
Each Select (etc.)
On
Off
On
SETTINGS
Beep After
1) Each Select On ▲
2) Each Step
Off ▼
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IX. MAINTENANCE
A. Cleaning the Instrument
Clean outer metal surfaces and the heated lid using a soft cloth and mild, detergent-based
cleaner. Avoid abrasive cleaners that can scratch surfaces.
Do NOT use caustic or strongly alkaline solutions (e.g., strong soaps, ammonia, or bleach at a
higher concentration than specified above). If running radioactive or biohazardous
reactions, consult your institution’s radiation safety officer or biosafety office for assistance.
Turn the power switch to the OFF position and unplug
the power cord before performing any cleaning procedure!!
Tournez le commutateur d'alimentation sur la position OFF et débranchez
le cordon d'alimentation avant d'effectuer toute opération de nettoyage!
Remove liquid or condensation (wipe dry) while instrument
is OFF and block is cool or at room temperature!!
Enlever le liquide ou la condensation (essuyer), tandis que l'instrument
est éteint et le bloc est frais ou à température ambiante!
B. Cleaning Air Vents
Clean the air intake (bottom of instrument) to prevent vents from becoming clogged.
Remove any dust and debris, airflow may be hampered, effecting performance of the
instrument and damage by overheating of components.
C. Checking and Replacing Fuses
There are two fuses located in a removable fuse block below the power cord receptacle on
the back of the unit. A blown fuse appears dark. Always replace fuses with those of the
same amperage and voltage as shown on the label below the fuse block.
Turn the power switch to the OFF position and unplug
the power cord before performing any service procedure.
To remove fuses:
1. Insert a small, flat blade screwdriver into the
tab recess just below the plug receptacle.
2. Push down to release the fuse block.
3. Slide fuse holder out from the fuse block while
holding the retaining tab out of the way.
4. Gently pry out the fuses.
Pry open tab
with screwdriver
Fuse holder
Push clip up
to release
Fuse block
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X. TROUBLESHOOTING
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Instrument does not turn on.
Blown fuse(s)
Replace fuse(s) on back of unit, beneath
power cord receptacle.
Block is not reaching set
temperature.
Paper or other
object blocking fans
Check underneath CytoBrite™ base for
objects blocking the fans. Ensure proper
clearance.
XI. SPECIFICATIONS
Electrical
Cat. #2019-00-1
115/230V AC; 50/60 Hz; 3A/1.6A
Dimensions (cover closed)
Outside H x W x D
9.25 x 9 x 12.75 inches (24 x 23 x 32 cm)
Weight
Instrument
15 lbs (7 kg) net
Performance
Block Temperature Range
Block Temperature Regulation
15 to 90°C
± 0.2°C from set point
Block Temperature Accuracy
± 0.5°C
Slide-to-slide Temperature Variation
< 1.0°C
Heating Rate
37 to 75°C in < 2 minutes
Cooling Rate
75 to 37°C in < 2 minutes
Controller
Controller Type
Display
Calibration Output
Digital PID, single loop
Four line LED
Thermocouple
Environmental
Ambient temperature
Operation: +15 to +32°C (58 to 90°F)
Storage: -20 to +60°C (-4 to 140°F)
Relative humidity
Operation: 20 to 80% RH non-condensing
Storage: 10 to 90% RH non-condensing
Overvoltage category
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XII. ORDERING INFORMATION
Cat. #
Description
UoM
2019-70-1
CytoBrite Slide Oven, 115V. Includes ten 6-slide racks.
EA
2019-20-1
CytoBrite Duo Slide Incubation System, 115/230V. Includes two 6-slide racks.
EA
2019-10-0
CytoBrite Slide tray. Holds 1 to 6 slides.
EA
2010-00-1
FISH Wash Buffer 1 (0.4xSSC/0.3% IGEPAL, pH 7).
EA
2010-00-2
FISH Wash Buffer 2 (2xSSC/0.1% IGEPAL, pH 7).
EA
2020-00-1
CytoBond Removable Coverslip Sealant, 100 ml.
EA
2022-00-2
CytoZyme Stabilized Pepsin, 50X Concentrate, 20 ml.
EA
2022-00-3
CytoZyme Stabilized Pepsin, 50X Concentrate, 100 ml.
EA
2022-10-2
CytoZyme Reaction Buffer, 1L.
EA
2022-10-3
CytoZyme Reaction Buffer, 4L.
EA
2030-00-1
Sodium Thiocyanate Pretreatment Reagent, 1L
EA
2030-00-2
Sodium Thiocyanate Pretreatment Reagent, 4L
EA
1051-52-0
Digital thermometer. Includes cable and NIST certificate
EA
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