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Rapid quantification of cell viability

  • Save time with a shorter incubation step than other resazurin-based assays
  • Obtain accurate results with proven consistency
  • Monitor living cells over time
  • Absence of cell lysis step enables downstream or multiplexed functional

Compare Invitrogen plate-based viability assays

  Fastest live assay Most widely used live assay Economical live assay Most economical Water-soluble alternative to MTT
Plate-based Product Comparison PrestoBlue alamarBlue Resazurin Powder MTT Powder XTT powder
Assay Type Resazurin based Resazurin based Resazurin based Tetrazolium based Tetrazolium based
Workflow Single addition Single addition Weigh powder, prepare solution + single addition Weigh powder, prepare solutions + two additions Weigh powder, prepare solutions + two additions
Incubation time > = 10 minutes 1-4 hours 4 hrs >= 2 hours 2-4 hours
Detection Method Absorbance or Fluorescence Absorbance or Fluorescence Absorbance or Fluorescence Absorbance Absorbance
Cell Format Live Live Live Lysis/Endpoint Lysis/Endpoint
Compatible with Phenol Red yes yes yes   yes
Sensitivity 12 cells/well 50 cells/well 100 cells/well 1,000 cells/well 1,000 cells/well
Instrument Spectro- photometer, Microplate Reader Spectro- photometer, Microplate Reader Spectro- photometer, Microplate Reader Spectro- photometer, Microplate Reader Spectro- photometer, Microplate Reader
Price per 96-well plate $$ $$ $ $ $$
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Thermo Scientific plate readers

Expertly detect fluorescence with Thermo Scientific plate readers

High-sensitivity fluorescence detection for 96-1,536 samples can be quickly performed on Fluoroskan or Fluoroskan FL Microplate Fluorometer or Varioskan LUX Multimode Microplate Reader using Invitrogen reagents for optimal detection. Take advantage of automatic dynamic range selection to get optimal gain settings for each individual well and automation capabilities for even higher throughput.

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