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



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. Predictive Oncology® 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.

  • 大规模培养

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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.


  • 细胞形态

    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. 在治疗之前、期间及之后、长时间或在植入前的特定时间查看细胞图片,以验证细胞是否正常生长。

  • 细胞生长/致瘤性

    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. 捕获图像后,我们会使用专门的软件对细胞核进行计数,对活细胞与死细胞进行计数,将染色细胞计为阳性与阴性,并测量图像中每种颜色的大小、圆度、面积、周长和强度。

  • 支持图像的细胞系生成

    萤火虫(P. pyralis)萤光素酶是一种在D-萤光素存在的情况下产生生物性发光的酶。使用慢病毒转导系统将萤光素酶2(luc2)基因的DNA与嘌呤霉素抗性基因一起掺入细胞的基因组中。培养细胞时,将嘌呤霉素添加到培养基中,从而仅选择具有插入的荧光素酶基因的细胞。 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


    细胞毒性/增殖测定法被广泛用于筛选复方库中的细胞毒性。 If you are interested in developing a therapeutic agent that targets rapidly dividing cancer cells, we can test the potency of your cytotoxic compounds. 在您投资药物制剂之前,我们还可以从最初的高通量药物筛选中筛选“命中”,以查看有害的细胞毒作用。 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.