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HCS Solutions

High-Content Analysis and High-Content Screening

High-Content Analysis (HCA) or High-Content Screening (HCS) combine high-throughput automated imaging and analysis to extract quantitative multi-parametric data at the single-cell level. Originally developed as a complementary technology to traditional biochemical high-throughput screening (HTS) in drug discovery, today high-content screening is established in a far broader area of the life science space as an unbiased imaging method to assess cellular function.

High-content screening offers a number of advantages over traditional techniques:

More information from cellular samples
– Fully automated imaging and unbiased quantitative image analysis exploits the full potential of microscopy, improving your lab’s throughput and productivity.

More meaningful results
– Screening can be performed in physiologically and biologically more relevant systems than in classical biochemical assays.

More questions answered simultaneously
– Data sets are more information-rich compared to non-imaging read-outs, allowing a number of questions to be asked simultaneously.

PerkinElmer offers a full range of solutions for high-content screening that can be tailored by our team of experts to meet your lab’s needs:

opera phenix

Opera Phenix™ High-Content Screening System

The Opera Phenix™ High-Content Screening System is the premier confocal solution for today's most demanding high content applications.


operetta cls

Operetta CLS™ High-Content Analysis System

Uncover deep biological understanding in your everyday assays and innovative applications using the Operetta CLS™ high-content analysis system.



EnSight™ Multimode Plate Reader

The EnSight™ Multimode Plate Reader is the first benchtop system to offer well-imaging alongside label-free and labeled detection technologies.



Harmony® High-Content Imaging and Analysis Software

Harmony provides a complete solution with all the tools you need to set up assays and automate your high content imaging experiments, acquire images and analyze data and then store, retrieve and present the results.



Columbus™ High Volume Data Management and Analysis System

The Columbus™ system is a unique, universal high-volume image data storage and analysis system that brings access to images from a wide range of sources including all major high content screening instruments via the Internet.


high content profiler

High Content Profiler™

High Content Profiler™ enables your High Content Screening experiments to reach their full potential — in one single solution powered by TIBCO Spotfire®.


cell explorer

Integrated Laboratory Automation

PerkinElmer’s lab automation experts have extensive experience developing integrated workstations automating cell-based assays.



We offer microplates designed specifically for high-content screening and analysis systems. For example, our validated CellCarrier™ Ultra plates are based on a patented design for high-content imaging readers, delivering superior results day in and day out.

For Research Use Only. Not for Use in Diagnostic Procedures.