Tools that measure the health of neural cells are essential for monitoring the effects of a variety of factors, including biological modifiers, neural cell culture conditions, drug compounds, and environmental neurotoxicants.
Molecular Probes® offers a variety of cell health assays to help you assess the health of your neuronal cells.
Which assay is right for your neuronal cells?
|Simple cell viability assay||Live cell DNA content assay||Multiplexed neurite outgrowth and cell viability assay|
|Assay Type||Single readout||Single readout||Multiplexed readout|
|Parameter Measured||Metabolic activity/reducing power of living cells||Binds to DNA of living cells (indicates cell membrane integrity)||Stains outer membrane surfaces|
Measures Intracellular esterase activity
|Cell Format||Live cell||Live cell||Live cell or endpoint|
|Incubation Time||10 minutes–2 hours||30–60 minutes||15–30 minutes|
|Microplate Reader Compatible||Bottom-or top-read||Bottom-read only||Bottom-read only|
|Other Instrumentation||Absorbance, spectrophotometer|
|Price per 96-well Assay||6.7 cents|
2,500 wells per small pack
1,000 wells per small pack
1,000 wells per unit
|Price per Unit||$167.84 (25mL)||$283.41 (1 kit)||$246.20 (1 kit)|
|Order Now||Order Now||Order Now|
Technical ResourcesTools for Visualizing and Quantifying Neuronal Cell Health White Paper
Measuring Neuronal Cell Health through Viability and Neurite Outgrowth Protocol
Neurite Outgrowth Staining Kit FAQs
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