Earlier this month I wrote an article for Labcompare, “Image-Based, Automated Analysis of 3-D Tumor Spheroids“, focusing on the image-based automated analysis of 3D tumor spheroids using the Celigo image cytometer. Because of its versatility, Celigo has been used to generate quantitative data for both 2D and 3D assays. This makes it possible for researchers to gain a deeper understanding of how drugs may affect the tumors by performing high-throughput screening experiments, measure tumor size and viability as well as monitor migration and invasion.  For these and many other assays, Celigo eliminates data collection via manual microscopy, replaces end-point assays with kinetic assays, and increases the efficiency and speed of data collection.

3D tumor spheroid analysis

U87MG tumor spheroid viability measurement using calcein AM AND propidium iodide.

Head over to Labcompare and read the article in its entirety. Enjoy!