Cultrex Collagen IV Cell Invasion Assay, 96-well

Asseses cell invasion through Collagen IV
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Cultrex Collagen IV Cell Invasion Assay, 96-well Summary

The Cultrex Collagen IV Cell Invasion Assay provides a tool for assessing cell invasion through Collagen IV.

Why Use Cultrex Collagen IV Cell Invasion Assay, 96-well?

The Cultrex Collagen IV Cell Invasion Assays provide systems where the researcher can determine the optimal Collagen IV coating for their research. Since different cell lines and different treatments can result in a wide range of invasive potentials, the permissiveness of each cell line to invade through Collagen IV may be optimized to fit each experiment by adjusting the coating concentration. The Cultrex Collagen IV Cell Invasion Assays are provided as either a single 96 well plate providing capacity for large screening experiments or as 24 individual inserts providing flexibility for smaller studies.

Cultrex Mouse Collagen IV is purified from Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm (EHS) tumor. Collagen IV is a component of the basement membrane which is a continuous sheet of specialized extracellular matrix that form an interface between endothelial, epithelial, muscle, or neuronal cells and their adjacent stroma and that play an essential role in tissue organization by influencing cell adhesion, migration, proliferation, and differentiation.

Kit Contents

• 10X Coating Buffer
• 5X Collagen IV Solution
• Calcein AM
• Cell Invasion Chamber
• 25X Cell Wash Buffer
• 10X Cell Dissociation Solution

Note: The components for this kit may require different storage/shipping temperatures and may arrive in separate packaging.


Testing Cell Culture
Tested to support EMT-induced cell invasion using A549 human lung carcinoma cell lines.
Shipping Conditions
The product is shipped with dry ice or equivalent. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended on the product label.
Store the unopened product at -20 to -70 °C. Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Do not use past expiration date.


For research use only. Not for diagnositic use.

Product Datasheets

Data Example

FBS Stimulates Migration of NIH-3T3 and HT1080 Cells.  The NIH-3T3 mouse embryonic fibroblast cell line and the HT1080 human fibrosarcoma cell line were treated with 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS). The migration of untreated (yellow bars) and treated (green bars) NIH-3T3 and HT1080 cells against different extracellular matrix components, including Cultrex BME, Laminin I, Collagen I, Collagen IV, were quantified using the Cultrex Cell Invasion Assay Kits (Catalog # 3455-096-K3456-096-K3457-096-K3458-096-K, respectively). Data from four experiments was quantified for both non-invasive (NIH-3T3) and invasive (HT1080) cell types.

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