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Use of the CellCard™ System for Analyzing Multiple Cell Types in Parallel
The CellCard™ system enables the analysis of multiple cell types within a single microtiter well. In doing so, the CellCard system not only determines the effect of an experimental condition on a cell type of interest, but also the relative selectivity of that response across nine other cell types. In addition, this approach of cellular multiplexing is a means of miniaturization without the necessity of microfluidic devices. The standard 96-well plate generates ten 96-well plates of data (or, the equivalent of a 960-well plate). Taken together, the CellCard technology enables multiple cell types to be assayed within a single microtiter well allowing for the simultaneous determination of cellular activity and compound selectivity. This chapter will describe a method by which multiple cell types can be simultaneously assayed for biological parameters of interest.