Ensure consistency and reproducibility of results through our in vitro cell culture solutions

Cultivo de células


Whether you need to grow immortalized tumor cells, primary cells, immune cells, neurospheres or spheroids for your study, our team can grow them. Our cell culture and in vitro experts have diverse overlapping skills to grow cells in vitro and perform numerous types of downstream treatments and assays with the cells. Our experience using multiple types of incubators, vessels, and systems to grow cells and keep them healthy means we are the CRO of choice for cell culture. Choose from one of the 400 cell lines in our repository – which includes over 100 Luciferase-enabled for easy monitoring – or 3D spheroids to better predict clinical outcomes and consider us your choice for your next preclinical oncology project.


  • 3D cell culture

    Our mission is to reduce the failure rate of candidate anticancer drugs in clinical trials by providing our clients with access to advanced tumor-specific 3D in vitro models. zPREDICTA 3D in vitro models provide us with a new tool that produces more reliable outcomes for early evaluation of responses to oncology and immuno-oncology therapies. This comprehensive 3D culture platform integrates organ-specific cellular and extracellular elements to maintain the critical interactions between a tumor and its surroundings allowing you to eliminate ineffective compounds early in the drug development process and move forward with promising candidates.

  • Cultivo a gran escala

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    Labcorp cell culture analysts have experience with over 500 cell lines, including models for over 75 histotypes, covering acute monocytic leukemia (AML) to vulva leiomyosarcoma. We have an experienced team of analysts who are familiar with various mechanisms for cell culture scale up including culture in plates, flasks, roller bottles, spinner flasks, and multi-layered flasks. Importantly, we have capacity to process thousands of flasks per week to support large- and small-scale animal work including support for over 40 models on our FastTrack program, which includes initiation of cell culture within 2 weeks of study signing.


  • Morfología celular

    Labcorp can monitor the cell morphology of your cells in culture using an Olympus CKX53F inverted fluorescence microscope with phase contrast and a 1,4MP CCD camera. Vea imágenes de sus células antes de, durante y después del tratamiento, durante períodos extendidos, o en momentos específicos antes de la implantación para verificar que las células estén creciendo normalmente.

  • Tumorigenicidad/crecimiento celular

    We o   can monitor the growth of your cells over time and compare different cell variants, cells grown in different media, or cells grown with different treatments. We have two Luna CellDrop Automated Cell Counters that can accurately distinguish the live from the dead cells using trypan blue or AO/PI and count each population. Our cell culture team has a vast amount of experience culturing multiple types of cells including immortalized tumor cells, primary cells, immune cells, neurospheres, and spheroidstumor cells, primary cells, and neurospheres. The team also has experience performing colony formation assays to detect the tumorigenic potential of transformed cells and the tumor suppressive effects of proteins on transformed cells in vitro. Our flow cytometry team has experience monitoring the proliferation and viability of stimulated T- cells or T- cells in mixed lymphocyte reactions and co-cultures using CFSE staining or other cell tracking reagents.

  • High content image analysis

    Labcorp has the ability to stain cultured 2D or 3D cells and acquire fluorescent images using the Cytation 3 Imaging Plate Reader. Una vez capturadas las imágenes, tenemos un software especializado que puede contar los núcleos, contar células vivas versus muertas, contar células teñidas como positivo versus negativo y medir el tamaño, la circularidad, el área, el perímetro y la intensidad de cada color en las imágenes.

  • Generación de línea celulares por imágenes

    La luciferasa de las luciérnagas (P. pyralis) es una enzima que produce bioluminiscencia en la presencia de D-luciferina. El ADN para el gen de luciferasa 2 (luc2), junto con un gen de resistencia a la puromicina, se incorpora al genoma de las células usando un sistema de transducción lentiviral. Mientras se cultivan las células, se agrega puromicina al medio para seleccionar solo las células con el gen de luciferasa insertado. Once the luc-enabled cells are injected into a mouse or rat and D-luciferin is administered, the light produced can be detected with Labcorp's IVIS® Spectrum in vivo imaging system. The in vitro services team has experience performing every step of the process from stably virally transducing cells, to selecting the transduced cells, to measuring the light output of the cells.


  • Cytotoxicity/proliferation assay


    Los ensayos de citotoxicidad/proliferación se usan muchísimo para evaluar la citotoxicidad en bibliotecas de compuestos. If you are interested in developing a therapeutic agent that targets rapidly dividing cancer cells, we can test the potency of your cytotoxic compounds. También podemos cribar "coincidencias" de cribados iniciales de alto rendimiento para detectar efectos citotóxicos no deseados antes de que invierta en su agente como compuesto farmacéutico. Labcorp can measure the toxicity of your compound in your choice of over nearly 400 cell lines that we have availablestock in our repository. We provide graphs and IC50 values for each cell line and compound.