MTT Cell Proliferation Assay, Catalog: CPT-0103

CPT-0103 MTT Cell Proliferation Assay DS
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Catalog CPT-0103

Size Includes reagents for 1000 wells

Sample Type Cells

Species Non specific

Method of Detection Colorimetric, OD 590 nm

Assay Type Quantitative

Application For the quantification of viable cells in proliferation and cytotoxicity assays.

Storage Conditions -20°C

Shipping Temperature Gel Pack

Shelf Life One year from the date of delivery


The ability to quantify the number of viable cells in a system under controlled conditions is a requirement in cell biology research. There are several such assays designed to measure metabolic activity of cultured cells, of which MTT is one.  The advantages of AkrivisBio’s MTT Cell Proliferation Assay are sensitivity (subtle changes can be observed), cost-effectiveness, versatility (adherent or suspension cultures, 96 or 384 well plates) and the ability to monitor metabolic activity over long periods of time. The assay is based on the conversion of MTT to an insoluble formazan. Cells with active metabolism convert MTT while dead cells can’t. Absorbance at 590 nm is proportional to metabolic activity.