June 14, 2019, WINOOSKI VT, USA — BioTek Instruments continues to enhance cell biology workflows with the introduction of the Scratch Assay Starter Kit for use with their Lionheart™ Automated Cell Imagers and Cytation™ Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers. The Scratch Assay Starter Kit includes the AutoScratch™ Wound Making Tool, Scratch App software, sample packages of 24- and 96-well microplates, and cleaning reagents.
Credit: BioTekWhen using this kit in kinetic cell migration and invasion scratch wound assays, AutoScratch automatically creates repeatable scratches of equivalent size and area in confluent cell monolayers to increase consistency and facilitate normalization across subsequent assays. Interchangeable manifolds facilitate processing in 24- and 96-well microplates, and AutoScratch easily fits into laminar flow hoods. The USB-supplied Scratch Assay App software includes pre-defined protocols to automatically calculate key wound healing assay statistics such as wound width, percent confluence, and maximum healing rate. The supplied 24- and 96-well microplate sample packs and cleaning reagents enable hands-free workflow convenience while ensuring optimal scratch assay performance and analysis.
BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative life science instrumentation. Our comprehensive product line includes cell imaging systems, microplate readers, washers, dispensers, automated incubators, stackers, and pipetting systems. These products enable life science research by providing high performance, cost-effective analysis and quantification of biomolecules, biomolecular interactions, and cellular structure and function across diverse applications. BioTek espouses a "Think Possible" approach that sets the tone for fresh ideas, unsurpassed customer service, and original innovations.
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