MTS Cell Proliferation Assay, Catalog: CPT-0104
Size Includes reagents for 2500 wells
Sample Type Cells
Species Non specific
Method of Detection Colorimetric, OD 490 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
Among the various cell proliferation assays, there are distinct advantages to using MTS as the detection reagent. One major plus with MTS is that it is a direct measurement of mitochondrial metabolic activity, thus providing a more accurate assessment of cell viability and growth, compared to MTT. AkrivisBio’s MTS Cell Proliferation Assay is a one step, optimized reagent for quantification of viable cells in proliferation and cytotoxicity assays. The reduction of MTS by viable cells to a colored formazan is believed to be due to mitochondrial dehydrogenases. The formazan is simply quantified by absorbance at 490 nm.