We’ve tested the most commonly used cell lines on Thermo Scientific Nunclon Delta and Nunclon Sphera cell culture plastics side-by-side with the leading competitor to validate Nunc cell culture plastics’ place in your cell culture hood.

Look up your cell line and see for yourself how they thrive in Nunc cell culture plastics. We are adding data for more cells all the time.

Cell line Cell type Data
A431 Adherent, skin epidermis, epithelial Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
A549 Adherent, human lung carcinoma, epithelial Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
Caco-2 Adherent colorectal adenocarcinoma Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
CHO-K1 Adherent, human mammary gland, epithelial Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
Cos-7 Adherent, kidney fibroblasts, SV40 transformed Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
HEK293 Adherent, embryonic kidney, epithelial Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
HeLa Adherent, cervical adenocarcinoma, epithelial Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
HepG2 Adherent, liver, epithelial carcinoma Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
Nunclon Sphera (3D culture)
HT-29 Adherent, human colorectal adenocarcinoma, epithelial Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
LNCaP Adherent colorectal adenocarcinoma Nunclon Sphera (3D culture)
MCF-7 Adherent, human mammary gland adenocarcinoma, epithelial Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
MCF-10A Adherent, Chinese hamster ovary, epithelial-like Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
MDA-MB-231 Adherent, human breast adenocarcinoma, epithelial Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
MDCK Adherent, distal kidney tubule epithelial, normal Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
NIH3T3 Adherent, embryonic fibroblasts Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
PC-3 Adherent, prostate, epithelial Nunclon Delta (2D culture)
T47D Adherent, skin epidermis, epithelial Nunclon Sphera (3D culture)

A431

A431 cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in: 

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth
  • Gene expression
     

Morphology

brightfield images of A431 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of A431 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC)–treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.
 

Cell viability and growth

Bar charts showing A431 cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of A431 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® TC surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of A431 cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).
 

Gene expression

Bar charts showing gene expression of 2 endogenous genes in A431 cells when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface
A431 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® TC surfaces for at least 10 passage doublings were assayed for cell health with respect to expression of two common endogenous genes, EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) and VEFGA (vascular endothelial growth factor alpha). The normalized relative gene expression of cells grown on Corning TC surface with respect to Nunclon Delta surface is shown on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning TC Surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco DMEM, 10% Gibco FBS, and 1% Penicillin Streptomycin.  


A549

A549 cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in: 

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth
  • EGFR activation

Morphology

brightfield images of A549 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of A549 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC)–treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.
 

Cell viability and growth

Bar charts showing A549 cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of A549 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® TC surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of A549 cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).

EGFR activation

Western blot image showing location of phospho-EGFR protein when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface and Bar chart showing fold change in phospho-EGFR expression in A549 cells when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

A549 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (Nunc) or Corning® TC (Corning) surfaces as well as those switched to Nunclon Delta (S to ND) surface, were treated with epidermal growth factor (EGF, 200 ng/mL) for 10 minutes. Total cell lysates (30 mg) were subjected to western blot analysis for EGFR phosphorylation using anti-phospho-EGFR (Tyr1086) Rabbit Polyclonal Antibody 0.5 µg/mL. Total EGFR and GAPDH were used as experimental and normalization controls respectively.
 

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco IDMD, 10% Gibco FBS, and 1% Penicillin Streptomycin.


Caco-2

Caco-2 cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in: 

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth
  • Cell attachment

Morphology

brightfield images of Caco-2 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of Caco-2 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC)–treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.
 

Cell viability and growth

Bar charts showing Caco-2 cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of Caco-2 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® TC surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of Caco-2 cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).

Cell attachment

fluorescence microscopy images of Caco-2 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

As an extension of cell attachment and growth, Caco-2 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® TC surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface (right) were stained for the tight junction protein ZO-3, shown in green. The nucleus was stained with DAPI (shown in blue). No morphological difference was observed between the surfaces. Cells were grown on 6-well plates and stained on the same surface. Images were captured using EVOS M5000 imaging system under 20X magnification and cropped using the same aspect ratio for better visualization.

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco DMEM, 20% Gibco FBS, and 0.5% Penicillin Streptomycin.


CHO-K1

CHO-K1 cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in: 

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth
  • Transfection efficiency

Morphology

brightfield images of CHO-K1 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of CHO-K1 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC)–treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.

Cell viability and growth

Bar charts showing CHO-K1 cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of CHO-K1 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® TC surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of CHO-K1 cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).

Transfection efficiency

Brightfield and fluorescence images showing CHO-K1 cells and mCherry fluorescent protein localization
CHO-K1 cells seeded on Nunclon Delta and Corning® TC Surface (6-wells plates) and transfected with mCherry using Neon Transfection System. Representative images of live cells were acquired 24 hours post transfection.
flow cytometry histograms of fluorescently stained CHO-K1 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface or on Corning TC surface

Flow cytometry evaluations of transfection efficiency of mCherry in CHO-K1 cells. 10,000 events were captured per sample. n=2. Error bars represent SEM. UT - Untransfected cells, T – Transfected cells.

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco DMEM, 10% Gibco FBS, and 1% Penicillin Streptomycin.  


Cos-7

Cos-7 cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in: 

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth

Morphology

rightfield images of Cos-7 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of Cos-7 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC)–treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.
 

Cell viability and growth

Bar charts showing Cos-7 cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of Cos-7 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® TC surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of Cos-7 cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco DMEM, 10% Gibco FBS, and 1% Penicillin Streptomycin.  


HEK293

HEK293 cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in:

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth
  • Transfection efficiency
     

Morphology

brightfield images of HEK293 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of HEK293 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems 10X magnification.

Cell viability and growth

bar charts showing HEK293 cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of HEK293 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® TC surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of HEK293 cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).
 

Transfection efficiency

fluorescence images of HEK293 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

HEK293 cells seeded on Nunclon Delta or Corning® TC surfaces and transfected with mCherry using Lipofectamine 3000 transfection reagent. Images of live cells were acquired 24 hours post transfection.

flow cytometry histograms of fluorescently stained HEK293 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface or on Corning TC surface

Flow cytometry evaluations of transfection efficiency of mCherry in HEK293 cells (as shown above). 10,000 events were captured per sample. n = 2. Error bars represent SEM. UT – Untransfected cells, T – Transfected cells.

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco DMEM, 10% Gibco FBS, and 1% Penicillin Streptomycin.  


HeLa

HeLa cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in: 

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth
  • Transfection efficiency
     

Morphology

brightfield images of HeLa cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of HeLa cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC)–treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.
 

Cell viability and growth

Bar charts showing HeLa cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of HeLa cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® TC surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of HeLa cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).
 

Transfection efficiency

fluorescence images of HeLa cells grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

HeLa cells seeded on Nunclon Delta or Corning® TC surfaces (6-well plates) and transfected with mCherry using Lipofectamine 3000 transfection reagent Images of live cells were acquired 24 hours post transfection.

flow cytometry histograms of fluorescently stained HeLa cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface or on Corning TC surface

Flow cytometry evaluations of transfection efficiency of mCherry in HeLa cells (as shown above). 10,000 events were captured per sample. n = 2. Error bars represent SEM. UT – Untransfected cells, T – Transfected cells.

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco DMEM, 10% Gibco FBS, and 1% Penicillin Streptomycin.  


HepG2

Nunclon Delta (2D culture)

HepG2 cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in: 

Morphology

brightfield images of HepG2 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of HepG2 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC)–treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.
 

Cell viability and growth

Bar charts showing HepG2 cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of HepG2 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of HepG2 cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).
 

Gene expression

Bar charts showing gene expression of 2 endogenous genes in HepG2 cells when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface
HepG2 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® TC surfaces for at least 10 passage doublings were assayed for cell health with respect to expression of two common endogenous genes, SLCO2B1 (solute carrier organic anion transporter family member 2B1) and ABCC6 (multidrug resistance associated protein 6). The normalized relative gene expression of cells grown on Corning TC surface with respect to Nunclon Delta surface is shown on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco DMEM, 10% Gibco FBS, and 1% Penicillin Streptomycin.  


HT-29

HT-29 cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in:

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth
  • Protein expression
     

Morphology

brightfield images of HT-29 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of Ht29 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.
 

Cell viability and growth

Bar charts showing HT-29 cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of HT-29 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of HT-29 cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).
 

Protein expression

Fluorescence microscopy images of HT-29 cells stained for ZO-3 and F-actin when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface and Western blot image showing location of ZO-3 protein in HT-29 cells when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) HT-29 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left panel) and Corning® TC surfaces (right panel) 6-well plates were fixed on the plate and stained for the junction protein ZO-3 using ABfinity Anti-ZO-3 Recombinant Rabbit Oligoclonal Antibody (5 mg/mL) and detected using goat anti-Rabbit IgG (H+L) Superclonal Secondary Antibody, Alexa Fluor 488 conjugate (1:2,000). Panel a shows representative cells that were stained for detection and localization of ZO-3 protein (green), Panel b represents cytoskeletal F-actin staining using Alexa Fluor 555 Rhodamine Phalloidin (1:300). Panel c is stained for nuclei (blue) using Hoechst 33342 (1:2,000). Panel d is a composite image of Panels a, b and c demonstrating membrane localization of ZO-3. Scale bar=100 μm. (B) As an extension of cell growth and confluency, ZO-3 expression was further detected by western blot at days 2 and 6 of HT-29 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (Nunc) or Corning® TC surfaces (Corning) within 100 mm dishes, as well as those switched to Nunclon Delta surface (S to ND). The blot was probed with 1 µg/mL of ZO-3 antibody. A 140 kDa band corresponding to ZO-3 was observed across all lanes. Additionally, a 100 kDa band corresponding to ZO-3 isoform was specifically expressed in confluent cells (6 days).

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco IMDM, 10% Gibco FBS, and 1% Penicillin Streptomycin.

Nunclon Sphera (3D culture)

HepG2 cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Sphera surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been proven to yield consistent, quality spheroids.

In a side-by-side comparison with a leading supplier, Nunclon Sphera yielded high-quality HepG2 spheroids, while the other supplier’s product yielded undesirable satellite colonies.

Brightfield microscope views of the spheroids that result from seeding a range of HepG2 cells from 312 to 5000

Spheroid formation in Nunclon Sphera and Corning® ULA U-bottomed surface: HepG2 cells were seeded at the respective densities on Nunclon Sphera and Corning® ULA™ U-bottomed plates for spheroid generation. On Day 6, brightfield images of spheroids were captured with EVOS  imaging system using 4X objective. The figure shows representative images. Spheroids formed on the Sphera surface had no satellite colonies, while those grown on Corning® ULA™ plates were found to have satellite colonies  a higher seeding densities. Scale bar=1,000 μm.

See the protocol for HepG2 spheroid generation


LNCaP

Nunclon Sphera (3D culture)

LNCaP cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Sphera surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been proven to yield consistent, quality spheroids.

In a side-by-side comparison with a leading supplier, Nunclon Sphera yielded high-quality LNCaP spheroids, while the other supplier’s product yielded undesirable satellite colonies.

Brightfield microscope views of the spheroids that result from seeding a range of LNCaP cells from 150 to 10000

Spheroid formation in Nunclon Sphera and Corning® ULA U-bottomed surface. LNCaP cells were seeded at the respective densities on Nunclon Sphera and Corning® ULA U-bottomed plates for spheroid generation. On day 4, brightfield images of spheroids were captured with EVOS  imaging system using 4X objective. The figure shows representative images. Spheroids formed on the Sphera surface had no satellite colonies, while those grown on Corning® ULA plates were found to have satellite colonies at higher seeding densities. Scale bar=650 μm

See the protocol for LNCaP spheroid generation


MCF-7

MCF-7 cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in:

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth
  • Surface marker expression
     

Morphology

brightfield images of MCF-7 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of MCF-7 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.
 

Cell viability and growth

Bar charts showing MCF-7 cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of MCF-7 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of MCF-7 cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).
 

Surface marker expression

MCF-7 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) or Corning TC surfaces (middle) as well as those switched to Nunclon Delta surface (right) were analyzed for the expression of endogenous receptor tyrosine protein kinase ErbB2 using flow cytometry. IgG1 was used as the isotype control. No difference was observed in the relative expression of ErbB2 using the different growth surfaces. Samples were run in duplicate on an Invitrogen Attune NxT Flow Cytometer.

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco MEM, 10% Gibco FBS, 1% Penicillin Streptomycin, and 0.01mg/ml Insulin.


MCF-10A

MCF-10A cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in:

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth
  • Gene expression
     

Morphology

brightfield images of MCF-10A cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of MCF-10A cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.

Cell viability and growth

Bar charts showing MCF-10A cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of MCF-10A cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of MCF-10A cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).

Gene expression

Bar chart showing gene expression of 2 endogenous genes in MCF-10A cells when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

MCF-10A cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® TC surfaces for at least 10 passage doublings were assayed for the expression of cell surface associated MUC1 (mucin-1) gene by qPCR. RNA was isolated using RiboPure RNA Purification Kit, cDNA was prepared using High-Capacity cDNA Reverse Transcription Kit with RNase Inhibitor, and qPCR was performed using TaqMan® Fast Advanced Master Mix in a Custom TaqMan® Array Plate. The normalized relative gene expression of cells grown on Corning TC surface with respect to Nunclon Delta surface is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Reconstituted Gibco Medium 171, 100 ng/ml cholera toxin, and 1% Penicillin Streptomycin.  


MDA-MB-231

MDA-MB-231 cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in:

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth
  • Surface marker expression
     

Morphology

brightfield images of MDA-MB-231 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of MDA-MB-231 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.
 

Cell viability and growth

Bar charts showing MDA-MB-231 cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of MDA-MB-231 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of MDA-MB-231 cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).
 

Surface marker expression

Flow cytometry histograms showing magnitude of ICAM-1 and CD44 signal in MDA-MB-231 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

MDA-MB-231 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® TC surface for 25 doublings as well as those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 doublings were assessed for the expression of two endogenous surface marker proteins: ICAM-1 (top row, 0.25 μg/test) and CD44 (bottom row, 0.06 μg/test) using flow cytometry. 10,000 events were collected for each condition. No difference was observed in the surface marker expression between different growth surfaces.

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco DMEM, 10% Gibco FBS, and 1% Penicillin Streptomycin.  


MDCK

MDCK cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in:

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth
  • Relative gene expression
     

Morphology

brightfield images of MDCK cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of MDCK cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.
 

Cell viability and growth

Bar charts showing MDCK cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of MDCK cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of MDCK cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).
 

Relative gene expression

Bar charts showing fold change in gene expression for CDH-1 and MUC1 in MDCK cells when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

As an extension to cell attachment, MDCK cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning TC surfaces for at least 10 passage doublings were assayed for the gene expression of endogenously expressed CDH-1 (cadherin-1), a cell adhesion marker. Cells were also assayed for expression of the characteristic endogenous gene MUC1 (mucin-1) by qPCR. RNA was isolated using RiboPure RNA purification kit, cDNA was prepared using a cDNA preparation kit, and qPCR was performed using TaqMan® Assay Master Mix in a custom array plate. The normalized relative gene expression of cells grown on Corning TC surface with respect to Nunclon Delta surface is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco DMEM, 10% Gibco FBS, and 1% Penicillin Streptomycin.  


NIH3T3

NIH3T3 cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in:

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth
  • Wound-healing assay
     

Morphology

brightfield images of NIH3T3 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of NIH3T3 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.
 

Cell viability and growth

Bar charts showing NIH3T3 cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of NIH3T3 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of NIH3T3 cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).
 

Wound-healing assay

brightfield images of NIH3T3 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface over time following wound introduction and Line graph showing NIH3T3 percent wound area over time when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

Wound-healing assay. (A) NIH3T3 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning TC surfaces were assessed for cell health by their ability to undergo wound healing under serum-starved conditions on the respective surfaces. (B) Quantification of images shown in A. Images were analyzed using ImageJ. The percent of wounded area over time is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. Data are collected from 3 separate fields for each condition. Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.

 

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco DMEM, 10% Gibco FBS, and 1% Penicillin Streptomycin.  


PC-3

PC-3 cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Delta surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been tested to support consistent cell growth.

Cell cultures tested side by side with a leading competitor for proven comparable results in:

  • Morphology
  • Cell viability and growth
  • Transfection efficiency
     

Morphology

brightfield images of PC-3 cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface, on Corning TC surface, or on Nunclon Delta surface after previous growth on Corning TC surface

The images above are representative brightfield images of PC-3 cells grown on Nunclon Delta (left) and Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (middle), and those switched to Nunclon Delta (ND) surface for 10 passage doublings (right). Images were captured using EVOS Cell Imaging Systems under 10X magnification.
 

Cell viability and growth

bar charts showing PC-3 cell viability data and population data when grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

(A) Mean cell viability of PC-3 cells grown on Nunclon Delta or Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. (B) Mean population doubling time of PC-3 cells propagated on Nunclon Delta and Corning TC treated surfaces (for 30 population doublings), and of those switched to Nunclon Delta TC treated surface (for 10 passage doublings) is plotted on the y-axis. Error bars represent SEM. n.s. = not significant (by Student’s unpaired t-test).
 

Transfection efficiency

fluorescence images of HeLa cells grown on Nunclon Delta or on Corning TC surface

PC-3 cells seeded on Nunclon Delta or Corning® tissue culture (TC) treated surfaces and transfected with mCherry using Lipofectamine 3000 transfection reagent. Images of live cells were acquired 24 hours post transfection.

flow cytometry histograms of fluorescently stained HeLa cells grown on Nunclon Delta surface or on Corning TC surface

Flow cytometry evaluations of transfection efficiency of mCherry in PC-3 cells (as shown above). 10,000 events were captured per sample. n = 2. Error bars represent SEM. UT – Untransfected cells, T – Transfected cells.

For the above Nunclon Delta surface vs Corning® TC surface experiments, the following formulations of cell culture media and reagents were used: Gibco DMEM, 10% Gibco FBS, and 1% Penicillin Streptomycin.  


T47D

Nunclon Sphera (3D culture)

T47D cells grown on Nunc Nunclon Sphera surface, in combination with Gibco media and Gibco FBS have been proven to yield consistent, quality spheroids.

In a side-by-side comparison with a leading supplier, Nunclon Sphera yielded high-quality T47D spheroids, while the other supplier’s product yielded undesirable satellite colonies.

Brightfield microscope views of the spheroids that result from seeding a range of TD47 cells from 500 to 10000

Spheroid formation in Nunclon Sphera and Corning® ULA™ U-bottomed surface: T47D cells were seeded at the respective densities on Nunclon Sphera and Corning® ULA™ U-bottomed plates for spheroid generation. On Day 6, brightfield images of spheroids were captured with EVOS M5000 imaging system using 4X objective. The figure shows representative images. Spheroids formed on the Sphera surface had no satellite colonies, while those grown on Corning® ULA™ plates were found to have satellite colonies for cell seeding numbers 2,000 and above, ~75% of the time. Experiments were repeated at least 3 times. Scale bar=800 μm.

See the protocol for T47D spheroid generation
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