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In Vitro Technologies was engaged to help establish a 6 month consumables cost forecast and supply for a new research program investigating the impact of over 500 compounds on cell invasion and migration in prostate cancer cell lines. Validity of data generated for FDA consideration was critical.
The initial expectation of the Professor was to conduct an individual CIM assay, twice per week, using the traditional Transwell platform technology. To enable the management of this work load required the full time of an existing senior research officer as well as the need for an additional post doc.
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In Vitro Technologies proposed that the Professor also consider the implementation of ACEA Biosciences xCELLigence DP Real-Time Cell Analyser. Sized to fit in a standard cell culture incubator, the xCELLigence DP enables the study of cell migration and invasion in real-time, without the use of exogenous labels.
Using the traditional assay system requires an individual Transwell per single time point throughout the experiment. The power of the xCELLigence DP CIM-16 plates provides the ability to obtain all data points throughout the entire experiment within a single plate, in real-time. This greatly reduced the number of consumables required to complete the project and significantly improves reproducibility of data by minimising plate to plate variation. Overall the xCELLigence DP system reduced the cost of the overall project in both consumables and time.
6 Month Assay Requirements – xCELLigence DP:
By investing in the xCELLigence DP RTCA technology, the Professor has been able to accelerate the discovery into the response of prostate cancer cell invasion and migration. The xCELLigence DP enabled the research group to: