Application Note: Luminescent Cell Health Assays for Tumor Spheroid Evaluation
6 May 2014

As the necessity for established 3D cell culture models rises, there is also a need for convenient assays that have been specifically demonstrated to be effective for use with 3D microtissues. The more complex architecture of 3D microtissues demands increased lytic effectiveness and reagent penetration, characteristics that are often only minor considerations for reagents designed for 2D cell culture. This poster describes a variety of bioluminescent and fluorescent cell-based assays applied to hanging-drop spheroids produced from HCT116 colon cancer cells.