Immunology for Non-Immunologists: Proliferation Assays

What are Proliferation Assays? Proliferation assays are a category of immune cell activation tests designed to measure cell division. Proliferation assays are some of the most commonly used measures of immune cell activation. Examples include: Tritiated Thymidine Incorporation (3H-thymidine Incorporation) Bromodeoxyuridine Incorporation (BrdU) Tetrazolium Dyes CFSE Dye Reduction CellTiter-Glo® Learn more about each method below. […]

Comparison of Culture Media for In Vitro T Cell Expansion and Function: SITC 2018 Research

Our team recently presented our findings on the effect of culture medium and supplementation on T cell proliferation and function at SITC 2018. The research was well-received, and we thank each of you who stopped by to ask questions. If you weren’t at SITC or missed our presentation, the full abstract and poster are below. […]

Webinar: How to Measure Immune Cell Activation

Did you miss our webinar on 14 Ways to Measure Immune Cell Activation? No problem! Access the webinar on-demand at any time here. View the webinar recording to learn about the four main categories of measuring immune cell activation, including the pros and cons of several specific assays. You’ll get our recommendations on when to […]

The Guide to Platelet-Derived Growth Factors

Growth factors are essential to immune system research as the mechanism through which we replicate and understand cell proliferation, differentiation, and growth in vitro. There are many growth factors from which to choose for in vitro research, but selecting the right growth factor is not always a clear decision. A Focus on Platelet-Derived Growth Factors […]

Upcoming Webinar: 14 Ways to Measure Immune Cell Activation

Activation of immune cells is the all-important first step in mounting an immune response. Immune cell activation is a popular area of research because so much happens that is key to the downstream goal of fighting infection, cancer and disease. There are many ways to measure immune cell activation, and they all have utility. Methods […]

4 Factors That Affect Research Reproducibility — Infographic

Reproducibility is an initiative many researchers struggle to achieve, and one some don’t even take into consideration during experimental design. A survey by Nature confirms this fact, finding that more than 70% of scientists have failed to reproduce another scientist’s results, and another 50% have failed to reproduce the results of their own research. As […]

Scientists: Get Your Free 1-Hour Research Consultation

Need research help? We’re offering a limited number of free research consultations with a lead cellular immunologist at Astarte Biologics! Take advantage of this opportunity to ask a scientist about your current research hurdles, get help setting up an experiment, or review and interpret your results. Immunology and Inflammation Research Expertise We specialize in contract […]

Improve Research Reproducibility in Your Lab — White Paper

Have you struggled to replicate the research findings of another scientist? Or failed to reproduce your own research results? You’re definitely not alone. According to Nature, over 70% of scientists have failed to reproduce the results of another scientist and more than 50% have failed to reproduce their own results. While there are no industry-standard […]

Ask A Scientist: What Are Your Antigen-Specific T Cell Capabilities?

The success with chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR-T cells) has reinvigorated interest in T cells and their natural recognition of target antigens. Many researchers are interested in antigen-specific T cells for developing T cell receptor-based therapies, which was a big topic at the ASCO Annual Meeting last month. With so much demand for antigen-specific […]

Cells in Motion: Astarte Cells Featured in Recent Publications

Researchers have been busy using Astarte cells! Here are a few articles that were recently published in leading publications. Phagocytosis of antibody‐opsonized tumor cells leads to the formation of a discrete vacuolar compartment in macrophages Velmurugan et al. explore the identification of a vacuolar compartment and the implications for understanding the subcellular trafficking process. Astarte […]