Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) allows sensitive colorimetric assays for the determination of cell viability in cell proliferation and cytotoxicity assays. Highly water-soluble tetrazolium salt, WST-8, is reduced by dehydrogenase activities in cells to give a yellow-color formazan dye, which is soluble in the tissue culture media. The amount of the formazan dye, generated by the activities of dehydrogenases in cells, is directly proportional to the number of living cells. The detection sensitivity of CCK-8 is higher than the other tetrazolium salts such as MTT, XTT, MTS or WST-1.
1 : One-step, ready-to-use solution with no radioisotopes
2 : High sensitivity that correlates with the [3H]-thymidine incorporation assay
3 : High-throughput screening without a solubilization step
4 : No toxicity to cell
Long Term Storage
Cell Counting Kit-8 is a ready-to-use solution. It is also stabe at 4ºC for 1 year.
Your assay can be done anytime without thaw and freeze.
For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures.