Scratch Wound Assay
The wound healing or scratch assay is one of the most highly used in vitro methods to monitor and quantify collective cell migration. The Agilent BioTek AutoScratch wound making tool creates uniform and precise wounds in either 24- or 96-well plates. Cell migration into the wound area over time is monitored within the Agilent BioTek Lionheart FX automated live cell imager or Agilent BioTek Cytation cell imaging multimode reader. The Agilent BioTek Gen5 microplate reader and imager software analysis delivers detailed and reproducible cell migration results.
AutoScratch: Automated Wound Creation for Scratch Wound Healing Assays
Automated wound creation decreases variability within and between wounds, improving repeatability of cell migration data. Combined with kinetic image capture and analysis, the Agilent BioTek Scratch Assay Starter Kit delivers a complete automated solution for conducting robust kinetic scratch wound assays.
Figure 1. The AutoScratch wound making tool can automatically create repeatable scratch wounds.
Figure 2. Clean: Walk-away procedure cleans and sterilizes pins before and after wound creation.
Scratch Wound Assay Procedure
Step 1. Capture: Kinetic high contrast brightfield (HCBF) images are captured based on desired interval and duration.
Step 3. Report: Kinetic profiles of wound closure rates reveal detailed information on cell migration across treatment conditions.
Increase assay throughput and performance
- Incorporation of a Novel, Automated Scratch Tool and Kinetic Label-Free Imaging to Perform Wound Healing Assays
- Advanced Wound Healing Assay Workflow using Automated Scratch Wound Creation, High Contrast Brightfield and Fluorescence Kinetic Imaging
- Oris - A Novel High Throughput-Compatible Cell Migration Screening Assay
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.