Development of a novel tissue culture plate for three dimensional (3-D) high throughput invasion assay

A novel invasion plate design and methods which enables increased throughput, standardization and quantification of cell invasion. Background: The ability of cancer cells to invade into surrounding matrices is a critical determinant of metastasis and failure to prevent metastasis has reinforced the unmet need of targeting cancer invasion. To expedite the overall drug screening process, considerable efforts have been focused on development of practical 3D cell culture platforms for drug discovery. However, current 3D cell-based assays have not yet been incorporated into drug development programs that target metastatic process due to long incubation time requirement, lack standardization, or do not permit standardization for high- throughput screening. Technology Overview: Stony Brook University researchers have developed fluorine-containing asion in addition to being a inducer of apoptonext‐generation taxoid anticancer agents with superior pharmacological properties and improved potency against various classes of tumors, in particular drug‐resistant cancers and cancer stem cells. The potency of these next‐generation taxoids was evaluated against various drug‐sensitive and drug‐resistant cancer cell lines and patient‐derived cancer stem cells. The lead compound is a potent inhibitor of epithelial-mesenchymal transition(EMT), migration and invasion in breast cancer cells. Highly potent taxoids are also very important as the warheads of tumor‐targeting drug conjugates.

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Zheng et al. Int J Oncolocy 2017 Mar; 50(3): 893-902 Advantages: - Permits standardized high throughput drug screening - Effective and reproducible - Can be used with multiple cell types  - Enables automated screening Applications: - Research - Drug Discovery #8831 Intellectual Property Summary: Patented,Patent application submitted Stage of Development: Issued Patent: 8,900,851 Pending Application Licensing Potential: Licensing Status: Additional Information: assay,collagen,screening,inhibit,cancer cell,cell invasion,drug discovery,cancer metastasis,metastases,vascular,inflammatory,inflammatory disease,matrix,targeting,drug screening,3d cell culture,cell culture,cell-based,cell-based assay,drug development,metastatic,plate,drug screening platform,high throughput screening,high-throughput screening,cell media,three-dimensional cell culture,multiwell,culture media,culture medium,cancer cell invasion Please note, header image is purely illustrative. Source: Lily_M, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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