CytoScan™ WST-1 Cell Cytotoxicity A...

CytoScan™ WST-1 Cell Cytotoxicity Assay

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CytoScan™ WST-1 Cell Proliferation Assay is a sensitive and accurate assay for cell proliferation and cytotoxicity. The assay is highly convenient as it is performed in a single cell tissue culture well and requires no washing, harvesting or solubilization of cells. Adherent or suspension cells are cultured in a microplate and then incubated with WST-1 and the assay is monitored with a spectrophotometer. The assay principle is based upon the reduction of the tetrazolium salt WST-1 to formazan by cellular dehydrogenases (see figure below). The generation of the dark yellow colored formazan is measured at 420-480nm (optimal at 440nm) and is directly correlated to cell number. The kit components are sufficient for performing up to 500 or 2,000 assays.


For the detection of cell toxicity, death, viability or proliferation. Ideal for high throughput screening.


Uses WST-1, a high sensitivity tetrazolium salt. Colorimetric assay. Adherent or suspension cells. No washing, harvesting or solubilization required.

Catalog#: 786-212
LID#: 4223A
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Warehouse Storage Temp4C
DescriptionA sensitive and accurate assay for cell proliferation and cytotoxicity
Unit Size500 Assays
Safety StatementsFor Research Use Only
Sample AvailabilityYes
SynonymCytoScan WST-1 Cell Proliferation Assay, WST1, WST-1

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Estimated Ship Time: 2 Business Days

Shipped In: Ambient

Hazardous Material: No


Shelf Life: 12 MONTHS

Storage Temperature: 4C

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