The CHEMICON® QCM™ 24-well Cell Migration Assay does not require cell labeling, scraping, washing or counting. The 24-well insert and homogenous fluorescence detection format allows for large-scale screening and 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. The system may be adapted to study different types of cell migration, including haptotaxis, random migration, chemokinesis, and chemotaxis.