Cell Transformation Assay Kit (Colorimetric) (BN01095)

  • Cell Health Assays Cell Transformation Assay Kit Colorimetric BN01095
  • Cell Health Assays Cell Transformation Assay Kit Colorimetric BN01095
  • Cell Health Assays Cell Transformation Assay Kit Colorimetric BN01095


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Cell Transformation Assay Kit (Colorimetric)

The transformed cells can proliferate without attaching to surface. Anchorage independent cell growth is the hallmark of cell transformation. The Soft-Agar Assay is a traditional method for screening cell transformation in vitro. However, this method is lengthy (3-4 weeks incubation), laborious (counting colonies) and inconsistent (due to subjective counting). Assay Genie's Cell Transformation Assay is faster, stable, and more sensitive than the traditional soft-agar assay. The kit is based on the conversion of the tetrazolium salt (WST-8) to formazan by cellular mitochondrial dehydrogenases. The generated signal is directly proportional to the number of living cells. This one-step method is non-radioactive and simple (just add-and-read, does not require harvesting cells, and solubilization steps). The assay is high-throughput adaptable and has wide linear range from 10000-400000 cells. The entire Cell Transformation Assay can be finished within 7-8 days.

Figure: A. HeLa Cell Dose Curve. B. Equal number of 3T3 and HeLa cells are seeded for Cell Transformation Assay. After 6 days, the cell numbers were measured. Standard and Samples readings were taken 4 hours after adding WST working solution C. Image of HeLa cell colonies. HeLa cells were cultured for 6 days according to the kit protocol.

Key Information Description

Product SKU



100 assays

Detection Method

Colorimetric (OD 450 nm)

Species Reactivity

Mammalian cells


  • Measure cell transformation in response to stimuli
  • Screen and characterize compounds that influence cell transformation

Features and Benefits

  • Highly sensitive fluorometric method to measure cell transformation in response to a variety of biochemical stimuli
  • Simple & High throughput-adaptable
  • Reproducible, Quantitative tool for screening, studying, and characterizing compounds that affect cell transformation

Kit Components

  • Agarose Powder DMEM Solution (10X)
  • Staining Solution
  • WST Reagent
  • Electro Coupling Solution (ECS)

Storage Conditions


Shipping Conditions

Gel Pack


For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.

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Additional Information

Product type:
Cellular Assay
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