Imaging-Based Cell Health Assays
The most common image-based assays for cell health combine total cells (e.g. with Hoechst 33342), mitochondrial health (TMRM) and plasma membrane integrity. DRAQ7™ is the ideal viability probe for plasma membrane integrity due to its far-red fluorescence, sensitivity, ready-to-use formulation and cost-effectiveness.
Uniquely, due to its validated ultra-low toxicity DRAQ7™ can be used in real-time, long-term cell health assays.
In more sophisticated assays a cell permeant nuclear counterstain can be combined with other parameters. Using the far-red, cell permeant DNA probe DRAQ5™ one can get cell numbers, nuclear condensation, nuclear and cytoplasmic morphology and DNA content / cell cycle position.
Related BioStatus Products for Imaging-Based Cell Health Assays
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DRAQ5™ in Imaging-Based Cell Health Assays
Far-red DNA counterstain, nucl:cyto segmentation in live- / fixed-end point assays.VIEW PRODUCT
DRAQ7™ in Imaging-Based Cell Health Assays
Far-red probe for damaged/dead cells in end-point and real-time cell health assays.VIEW PRODUCT
DRAQ7™ and stem cells
A unique far-red viability dye used as a measurement of cell viability in patient-derived glioblastoma stem cells.VIEW PRODUCT