Video: 3D tumor spheroid invasion into Matrigel using u-bottom 96-well ULA plates. Examine drug effects on tumor spheroids as a model system for tumor invasion.
384-well Ultra-low attachment treatedround bottom multi-well plates 96-well Ultra-low attachment treated round bottom multi-well plates Nexcelom has just released two new products: Ultra-low adhesion round-bottom plates in 96-well and 384-well formats that are specifically designed for working with 3D tumor spheroids. These clear wall, clear bottom plates were validated with U87 MG cells and tracked using a bright-field imaging technique on the Celigo Image Cytometer. These plates are ideal for single spheroid drug screening assays and can also be used to investigate spheroid invasion with the addition of Matrigel. You can read more about the plates [...]
Recent publications have suggested that using 3D tumor spheroids is a more predictive model for preclinical research. Nexcelom Bioscience has developed a standardized microplate method for rapid generation, imaging and analysis of 3D tumor spheroids using the Celigo image cytometer. 40 cancer cell lines' ability to form spheroids, optimal seeding densities and culture conditions have been established. Protocols measuring tumor growth, viability, migration and invasion have been utilized by many researchers for routine preclinical drug studies. If you are interested to learn more about how your research might benefit from working with 3D tumor spheroids, this is a great place to start! [...]