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Cell Health & Viability Assays


Just Released

IncuCyte™ NucLight™ BacMam 3.0 Reagents

IncuCyte™ Cytotox Reagents for counting dead cells


Featured Products

IncuCyte™ NucLight™ Reagents for nuclear labeling

IncuCyte™ CytoLight™ Reagents for cytoplasmic labeling



Publication Updates

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FEATURED APPLICATIONS

Cell health & viability assays

What are cell health & viability assays?

Cell health and viability assays enable the measurements of cell health, which are essential when studying the effects of drugs, culture conditions or genetic modifications on cell growth or viability. These assays also provide crucial means for ranking compounds in drug discovery screens and enable investigation into the cellular changes that underlie disease pathologies.

What is our solution?

Many existing methods for assessing cell health and viability rely on indirect, end-point measurements that are subject to artefacts and cannot be readily verified by morphology changes. IncuCyte™ Cell health and viability assays provide direct, image-based cell health measurements in real time within a standard cell culture incubator.

What it offers

  • Automated label-free (confluence) measurements of cell growth and growth inhibition.
  • Visualization and validation of changes in cell health in adherent or suspension cells, in co-cultures and 3D models. Ideal for cancer, immune and neuronal cell studies.
  • Morphological and functional information from every well via time courses and concentration depend responses

Learn more about cell health & viability assays

Related applications

  • Proliferation: Measure label-free cell growth or growth inhibition and count living cells in real time. Learn more
  • Apoptosis: Detect apoptosis in living cells and in real time using simple mix-and-read protocols Learn more
  • Cytotoxicity: Real-time measurements of cell viability using simple mix-and-read protocols suitable for screening Learn more
  • 3D biology: Monitor and quantify 3D- spheroid formation, growth and shrinkage in real time Learn more

JUST RELEASED

IncuCyte™ NucLight™ BacMam 3.0 Reagents

What it is

The NucLight™ BacMam 3.0 reagents are used for non-perturbing, nuclear labeling of living mammalian cells. Using a simple mix-and-read protocol, these reagents enable real-time cell counting within hours of infection, thus allowing calculations of doubling times and direct measures of cellular proliferation. The reagents are optimized for the IncuCyte® system - you don’t need to worry about compatibility.

What it offers

  • Rapid, non-perturbing, nuclear labeling of a variety of mammalian cell types
  • Real-time quantitation of cell proliferation
  • Experimentally and environmentally safe
  • 96-well throughput for accurately counting cells in a population

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IncuCyte™ Cytotox Reagents for counting dead cells

What it is

The IncuCyte™ Cytotoxicity Assays measure cell death based on cell membrane integrity in real time, all within your incubator. Using a simple mix-and-read protocol, these reagents enable real-time quantification of cell death. The reagents are optimized for the IncuCyte® system – you don’t need to worry about compatibility.

What it offers

  • Visualize and quantify cytotoxicity using time-lapse imaging
  • Automatic analysis of the time course of cell death within your incubator
  • Simple mix-and-read 96/384-well protocols - no washing, no fixing, no lifting

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FEATURED PRODUCTS

IncuCyte™ NucLight™ Reagents for nuclear labeling

What it is

IncuCyte™ NucLight™ Reagents enable efficient nuclear labeling and counting of living cells without perturbing cell function or morphology. They are a unique range of BacMam and Lentiviral-based labeling reagents with simple transduction protocols that enable expression of a nuclear-restricted green (GFP) or red (mKate2) fluorescent protein in your choice of primary, immortalized, dividing, or non-dividing cells.

What it offers

  • Count living cells in real time over days – calculate true doubling times and growth rates
  • Simple labeling protocols – compatible with your choice of cells
  • Idea for co-cultures and multiplexing with IncuCyte™ apoptosis or cytotoxicity assays

Learn more about IncuCyte™ NucLight™ reagents


IncuCyte™ CytoLight™ Reagents for cytoplasmic labeling

What it is

IncuCyte™ CytoLight™ Reagents enable efficient cytoplasmic labeling of living cells and monitoring cell-cell interactions without perturbing function or morphology. They are a unique range of lentiviral-based labeling reagents with simple transduction protocols that measure cell health in 3D spheroids and enable expression of a cytoplasmically soluble green (GFP) or red (mKate2) fluorescent protein in your choice of primary, immortalized, dividing, or non-dividing cells.

What it offers

  • Monitor the assembly of multicellular structures in real time over days or weeks
  • Simple labeling protocols – compatible with your choice of cells
  • Ideal for co-cultures and multiplexing with IncuCyte™ apoptosis or cytotoxicity assays

Learn more about IncuCyte™ CytoLight™ reagents


PUBLICATION UPDATES

Publication Updates from the IncuCyte™ Community

Over 700 peer-reviewed publications* in research areas including:

Research area Publications
Oncology 504
Cardiovascular 27
Developmental biology 35
Immunology 29
Infectious diseases 21
Inflammation 9
Metabolism 35
Neuroscience 35
Regenerative medicine 53
Toxicology 16

*Publications may appear in more than one research category.


Recent publication highlights

1. Park, S.H. et al. Vascular Protective Effect of an Ethanol Extract of Camellia japonica Fruit: Endothelium-Dependent Relaxation of Coronary Artery and Reduction of Smooth Muscle Cell Migration. Oxid. Med. Cell. Longev. 2016, 1–9 (2016).

2. Neri, S. et al. Cancer cell invasion driven by extracellular matrix remodeling is dependent on the properties of cancer-associated fibroblasts. J. Cancer Res. Clin. Oncol. 142, 437–446 (2016).

3. Karnezis, A. N. et al. Dual loss of the SWI/SNF complex ATPases SMARCA4/BRG1 and SMARCA2/BRM is highly sensitive and specific for small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcaemic type. J. Pathol. 238, 389–400 (2016).

4. Jamshidi, F. et al. The genomic landscape of epithelioid sarcoma cell lines and tumours. J. Pathol. 238, 63–73 (2016).

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INCUCYTE™ TIPS & TRICKS

How can I improve my assay performance?

Experimental data is influenced by many factors including initial growth conditions, cell counting, and dissociation methods. In order to improve cell performance we recommend the following techniques:

1) Prior to assay initiation maintain cell culture at or below 80% confluence.

2) Ensure that you have accurate cell counts by thoroughly mixing your cells prior to sampling.

3) Limit the time the cells are exposed to enzymatic dissociation.

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ASK AN EXPERT

Q: How do I compare the growth of the same cells while they are plated in two separate flasks at the same starting density?

A: The growth curve of each flask must be generated separately, creating two separate graphs. For their direct growth comparison you can combine both graphs into one by selecting “Graph” on Graph Option in the Drag and Drop box at the bottom of the graph window. Simply right-click on, and hold the graph to be dragged, and then use the mouse to drag it onto the target graph.

Release of the mouse button will cause the graph to be dropped. The new graph will still contain the title from the original, Growth Curve for Vessel 1- however, it will now contain two traces labeled as Vessel 1 and Vessel 2.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Come and visit us at these 2016 events.

March

  • March 17-19: The 15th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine, Osaka, Japan
  • March 21-23: 3rd Immunotherapy of Cancer Conference (ITOC3), Munich, Germany

April

  • April 17-20: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

May

  • May 3-4: Lab Automation, Formulation & Phenotypic Screening, Elrig, Rennes, France
  • May 10-12: 14th Annual Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT), Mainz, Germany
  • May 14-16: The American Association of Immunologists (AAI), Seattle, Washington, USA
  • May 30-June 1: ACTC – Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture, Barcelona, Spain
  • May 31: IncuCyte User Group Meeting, Frankfurt, Germany

June

  • June 15-17: The 68th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Cell Biology, Kyoto, Japan
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