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
Microscopy/Imaging Compatible     yes   yes
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
  30 cents
1,000 wells per small pack
  25 cents
1,000 wells per unit
Price per Unit $167.84 (25mL)   $283.41 (1 kit)   $246.20 (1 kit)
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Research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.