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Cell Based Assays

For basic biology, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals, scientists study systems in the most natural conditions possible, and that includes experiments done in whole cells. A wide range of cells can be grown in culture and then studied for their role in development and other biological processes, their part in disease conditions, and their reaction to specific stimuli. This is why cell based assays (or cellular assays) are important.

Cells also make miniature laboratories that can be leveraged for a range of assays from cytotoxic assays, including apoptosis, to metabolic assays to the analysis of cellular mechanisms such as cell growth, cell death, and cell function. In addition, cell-based assays can be used to study mechanisms of action such as receptor binding, receptor activation, cell signaling, ligand internalization, and subcellular localization.

New advances in microarray, label-free, and stem cell platforms are facilitating faster screening of assays using human cells. In addition, cell-based assays can produce high-content results, data that convey a bigger, more integrated picture such as how a biochemical reaction works in its natural environment.

As a leader in the development and commercialization of technologies for cellular imaging and microplate detection, as well as cell based assay and cellular assay instrument, software and equipment, we can meet your need for physiologically- and biologically-relevant cell-based assays to help drive your scientific success. Select among the links below to learn how.


SpectraMax® Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

SpectraMax® Single-Mode Microplate Readers

FlexStation® 3 Benchtop Multi-Mode Microplate Reader 

FLIPR® Tetra High-Throughput Cellular Screening System

CellKey® Label-Free Cellular Analysis System

Functional Assay Kits