The CHEMICON® QCM™ 24-well Cell Migration Assay (ECM508) eliminates cell pre-labeling and manual counting. The 24-well insert and colorimetric detection format allows for quantitative comparison of multiple samples.
The CHEMICON® QCM™ 24-well Cell Migration Assay is performed in a Migration Chamber, based on the Boyden chamber principle. Each kit contains 24 inserts; each insert utilizes an 8 mm pore size polycarbonate membrane, as this is appropriate for most cell types. This pore size supports optimal migration for most epithelial and fibroblast cells; however, it is not appropriate for lymphocyte migration experiments. Cells that have migrated through the polycarbonate membrane are incubated with Cell Stain Solution, then subsequently extracted and detected on a standard microplate reader (560 nm). The system may be adapted to study different types of cell migration, including haptotaxis, random migration, chemokinesis, and chemotaxis.