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Cell Migration and Invasion Live-Cell Assays


Cell migration and invasion, or cell motility, play a role in many normal and pathological processes including immune responses, embryonic development, angiogenesis, regeneration, tumor metastasis, and wound healing. 

Choose from two assays depending on your scientific questions:

  • Scratch Wound: cell density-dependent migration or invasion in the absence of a chemotactic gradient
  • Chemotaxis: migration or invasion in response to a chemotactic gradient

Scratch wound assay

Incucyte® Scratch Wound Assay

Chemotaxis assay

Incucyte® Chemotaxis Assay

Incucyte® Cell Migration and Invasion Assays

Watch dynamic biological processes of cell migration and invasion happen in real time! Incucyte® live-cell assays can be conducted either label-free or by using dual color fluorescence to study specific cell populations in co-culture.   

Incucyte® Scratch Wound and Chemotaxis Assays allow you to continuously monitor and analyze migration and invasion with or without a chemotactic gradient, right inside your incubator.

Scratch wound migration & invasion

Scratch Wound Migration & Invasion

Measure cell movement into wound region without chemotactic gradient. Compatible with adherent cell types.

Learn more about Scratch Wound 

Chemotaxis migration and invasion

Chemotaxis Migration & Invasion

Measure cell movement toward chemoattractant. Compatible with adherent and non-adherent cell types.

Learn more about Chemotaxis


See it more clearly

  • Visually confirm cell movement, morphology, and cell-cell interactions with images and movies
  • Use with adherent or suspension cells, co-cultures, with labels or label-free
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Save time and effort

  • Simplify experiments with Incucyte® reagents and protocols—spend less time troubleshooting, more time investigating
  • Set up, walk away and receive unbiased, automated analyses
  • Run experiments in six 96-well plates at one time

Ask more questions

  • Investigate migration versus invasion, with or without a chemotactic gradient
  • Explore all types of movement – from tumor cell invasion to immune cell transendothelial migration
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Get the answers you need

  • Never miss a data point with real-time continuous analysis
  • Robust, reproducible assay formats suitable for screening and profiling

Incucyte® Cell Migration and Invasion Assay Selection Guide

IncuCyte® Cell Migration and Invasion Assay Selection Guide

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Need help?

Do you need further information about cell motility products and applications? Get in touch with us by submitting an inquiry.

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