Cell migration / Invasion cell type - HeLa

Cell Invasion or Cell Migration assays are technically challenging to set up as the gradient between the two compartments equilibrates in time during the assay. It is also problematic to view cells and for cells to migrate through a non-physiologic polycarbonate or polypropylene filter. Care must be taken while loading the well with cells to form a single cell suspension. Precaution must be taken while trypsinization (under-trypsinization can lead to cell clumping while over-trypsinization could strip off adhesion molecules necessary for migration). This leads to difficulty in getting significant results, when only small numbers of cells cross the filter or when the distribution and/or staining of the cells is uneven.

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ORIS™ Cell Migration Assay

Platypus Technologies

Protocol tips
Incubate the seeded plate containing the Oris™ Cell Seeding Stoppers in a humidified chamber (37°C, 5% CO2) for 12 to 24 hours
Protocol tips
Starve cells by incubating 18-24 hours prior to assay in appropriate serumfree medium
(DMEM, EMEM, or equivalent
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Incubate cells for 1 h under an atmosphere of 5% CO2 at 37 °C.
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