An In Vitro Fluorescence Assay for Skin Cell Viability and Function




The Easy and Rapid In Vitro Research Fluorescence Assay for Skin Cells

Cell Population Species Medium Formulation Catalog Number Quantity
Skin cells (adherent) Any User defined KDF-A-1 1 Kit
Skin cells (non-adherent) Any User defined KDF-NA-1 1 Kit

SkinFluor: An In Vitro Fluorescence Assay for Skin Cell Viability and Function


  • Study epidermal stem cell function, self-renewal and proliferation.
  • Factors affecting wound healing.
  • Determine the metabolic viability of different cell types derived from skin tissue.
  • The role of adhesion factors.
  • Study the effect of agents on skin function in different cell types.
  • Study the effect of nanoparticles on skin cell types.
  • Study diseases of the skin.
  • Incorporates a non-destructive, highly accurate alamarBlue™ fluorescence reagent.
  • Uses a fluorescence plate reader or multimode plate reader with an excitation filter at 560nm and an emission filter at 590nm.
  • Non-subjective, instrument-based and quantitative readout procedure.
  • Easily multiplexes with other fluorescent labels/markers.
  • Combine with gene expression assays etc or other endpoints for more information from a single sample.
  • Flexibility to use the investigators own growth medium and protocols.
  • High throughput capability.
  • Results in 1-3 hours after adding reagent.
  • Simple, time efficient and cost effective.

Principle of Using STEMFluor to Measure Cell Proliferation using a Fluorescence Resazurin Readout

SkinGlo™ can be used for primary skin cells as well as skin cell lines from multiple species.

  • Incorporates the measurement of non-fluorescent Resazurin (alamarBlue™) to fluorescent Resorufin in an oxidation/reduction reaction that occurs only in live cells. The amount of fluorescence (relative fluorescence units, RFU) is dependent on the metabolic status of the cells and therefore is not only a measure of metabolic viability, but cell proliferation or inhibition.
  • After culture, add 10μL of reagent, mix and measure signal between 30 minutes and 4 hours in a fluorescence plate reader.
  • Uses a plate fluorometer or multi mode plate reader to measure fluorescence with an excitation filter 560nm and an emission filter of 590nm.

For Research Use Only. Not for clinical diagnostic use.
Fluorescence or multimode plate reader with a 560nm excitation and 590nm emission filter.

  • AlamarBlue™/Resazurin Reagent.
  • 3% SDS solution to stop the reaction.
  • Resorufin to standardize the assay.
  • Non-sterile, black, 96-well plates for assay standardization.
  • Sterile, black, 96-well plates, for neural cell culture. Choice of adherent or non-adherent plates.
  • Sterile, adhesive foil covers to maintain sterility of unused wells.
PLEASE NOTE. The investigator has the flexibility to culture skin cells using their own growth medium.