Cell Migration/Invasion

Cell Migration/InvasionCell migration and invasion are live cell kinetic assays useful in oncology research. The principle difference between migration and invasion is that migration refers to normal cell movement; whereas invasion describes cells actively invading surrounding tissue. It can do this under the influence of a chemoattractant gradient and secretion of proteases. There are numerous formats for performing these assays including scratch assays performed on a monolayer of cells adhered to plasticware (microplates or culture inserts) or using 3D cell culture models. Gen5 3.0 offers numerous methods of automated image analysis that can be used to quantify migration and invasion such as wound width, confluence or healing rate in the case of scratch assays; or invadopodia area for tumor invasion assays incorporating spheroid co-cultures embedded in matrigel.

 

HCT116 Unihibited Cell Migration
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HT-1080 Unihibited Wound Healing
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