Compound testing in over 400 genetically characterized patient-derived xenograft cultures
Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models are genetically annotated human tumors commonly used for in vivo compound testing.
OcellO offers compound testing services using ex vivo cultured tumoroids derived from PDX tumor. Tumoroids are embedded in physiologically-relevant extracellular matrix protein-rich hydrogel which enables in vivo characteristics such as histology and drug responsiveness to be maintained. Over 100 tumoroids are grown in each well of a 384-well plate format, for robust high throughput testing. This approach allows detection of active, selective and cytotoxic compounds, antibodies, ADCs and drug combinations in relevant models that can be followed up in the same tumor models in vivo with our partners at Charles River Labs.
Choose from several hundred well-characterized tumor PDX models from the Charles River collection, including:
Whole exome sequencing
Short term ex vivo 3D culture expansion of patient-derived tumor material in a 3D environment and subsequent exposure to cancer therapeutics enables clinically-relevant functional in vitro testing of pre-clinical compounds.
Using a high throughput 384 well plate format, over 100 tumoroids per well can be exposed to multiple drug treatments, dose ranges and drug combinations in parallel. Tumoroids are fixed and stained with cellular markers. 3D image stack acquisition is followed by high content multi-parametric analysis using the OMinerTM platform to profile drug responses and quantify tumor spheroid volume, apoptosis and tumor invasion. This compound testing platform allows drug testing in well characterized PDX tumor material with the option of in vivo follow-up in the same PDX model from which the tumor cells were derived.
The combination of 3D cell culture in 384-wells plates and image-based analysis allows detection of thousands of individual nuclei and hundreds of microtumors and measure their individual size and shape-related features. This provides insight in the effects that the treatments exert on the biology of the tumor.
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