Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced that it will exclusively distribute the Bellbrook Labs iuvo™ Microconduit Array products, including the iuvo™ Microchannel 5250 and the iuvo™ Chemotaxis Assay plates. These products, coupled with Thermo Scientific high-content cellular analysis tools, enable scientists to build advanced cell models and conduct functional assays in a miniaturized, high-throughput format. Such assays offer more relevant models of living systems for drug discovery and basic cell research, without sacrificing productivity.
When compared with traditional manual methods, the combination of these tools offers clear advantages such as automation, standardization, quantification and cost savings. The plates may be used for studying a wide variety of cell functions of interest to cancer, inflammation and immunology researchers, including chemotaxis, cell invasion, cell migration and angiogenesis. In addition, these assay plates enable researchers to reproduce complex microenvironments in vitro and study their role in cell function in order to improve the search for new drugs.
The iuvo Microconduit plates are fully compatible with the Thermo Scientific ArrayScan VTI HCS Reader and Thermo Scientific CellInsight Image Cytometer as well as automated microscopes and plate readers. All Thermo Scientific high-content platforms have been optimized for use with the iuvo Microconduit Array plates, providing a simple workflow with sophisticated image analysis to deliver multi-parameter data on cell function.