Characterization of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood, or disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) from bone marrow is important for investigations into the mechanisms of cancer metastasis. The levels of CTCs in a patient’s blood have been linked to patient prognosis and treatment. CTCs/DTCs are very rare so highly sensitive methods are needed to enrich them for downstream morphological staining or molecular analysis.
Sensitive tools for the enrichment of CTCs/DTCs
Achieve a rapid and highly sensitive enrichment of viable CTCs/DTCs with MACS® MicroBeads or use the indirect labeling system and choose your own primary antibody.
High performance tools for the analysis of CTCs
Unique enrichment and detection kits and antibodies allow for sensitive analysis of extracellular or intracellular markers from CTCs/DTCs by IHC or flow cytometry.
Discover more about the molecular biology of CTCs/DTCs
Our highly sensitive tools for molecular applications will tell you more about molecular processes driving CTCs/DTCs and tumor metastasis.
Viscover™ Contrast Agents reveal more in your animal model
Models of tumor metastasis can be investigated in detail with the Viscover™ Portfolio of unique products for small animal imaging.