Live-cell kinetic assays are detection reagents that allow the same sample well to be repeatedly measured over multiple time points. This saves you time and effort, enabling you to collect more informative data in real time. Learn how you can get better quantitative data without cumbersome multi-plate setups.
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Learn How These Assays Work
We provide a portfolio of individual live-cell kinetic assay kits. All of these assays allow you to read the same sample plate over multiple time points. The workflow varies based on the different reagent chemistry.
Example Workflow #1: Repeated Reading from Same Well
Plate your cells and add the reagent once. Then read the plate at each time point, as many times as you need! Our Cell Viability, Cytotoxicity, Target Engagement, Reporter Expression, Apoptosis, Extracellular ATP, Protein:Protein Interactions and Targeted Protein Degradation assays use this workflow.
Example Workflow #2: Repeated Sampling from Same Well
Plate your cells just once. At each time point, remove a small sample of cell media, add reagent and read. Repeat sampling as many times as you need! Our LDH Release and Energy Metabolism assays use this workflow.
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Sounds Too Good To Be True... What's the Catch?
Like any new assay, you will have to test and verify real-time assays in your lab. That will take time in the beginning. But the time you'll save in the long run makes it worthwhile. You can find detailed protocols for each individual assay in the technical manuals. And don't worry, our Technical Services team can answer any questions you may have. We're here to help you succeed!