On this page you will have the possibility to explore to TRACK cells as we do it: in 3D and stain free! Enjoy and stay tuned: the list of results grows every week…
3D Cell explorer allows for:
- chemotaxis related migratory responses
- effects of cytoskeletal abnormalities
- quantitative tracking of cells of interest
Cell migration is essential for the proper development and maintenance of multicellular organisms. Tissue formation during embryonic development, wound healing and immune responses all require the coordinated movement of cells. Errors during this process can have serious consequences, including vascular disease, tumor formation and metastasis. An understanding of the mechanism by which cells migrate may lead to the development of novel therapeutic strategies for the well-being of human kind. The 3D Cell Explorer allows for real-time and non-invasive cell migration monitoring in 3D. With the 3D Cell Explorer, you can measure chemotaxis related migratory responses, effects of cytoskeletal abnormalities on cell migration patterns, and perform quantitative tracking of cells of interest.
Quantitative tracking of cells of interest
Migration of a Fibroblastic Reticular Cell (FRC) over time. Displayed on the left is the 2D RI map in grey scale on the top, and the 3D view on the bottom. In the top right, is the same image after filtering out the background noise and the signal coming from the dead cell on the bottom of the field of view. In the bottom left, the location of the barycenter of the cell is followed over time allowing for cell tracking.
Learn more about the 3D Cell Explorer
The 3D Cell Explorer acts now as a cell GPS. Follow your cells and monitor their speed in real-time!