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In our Application Note Tube Formation (AN 19) you will find detailed information on how to setup a tube formation assay.


ibidi’s Application Note Data Analysis of Tube Formation Assays (AN 27) shows you how to optimize the setup of angiogenesis assays, and how to analyze and interprete the data.


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Data Acquisition and Analysis

Data Acquisition

Microscopy is used to evaluate the tube formation process. Depending on your focus of interest, this can either be done by using video microscopy (a continuous movie), or by observing images at distinct time points (e.g., after 6 hours and 12 hours). The ibidi Heating & Incubation Systems enable live cell imaging with incubator conditions directly on the microscope.

One well of the µ-Slide Angiogenesis, with HUVEC cells on Matrigel  after 12 hours of incubation.

Characteristic pattern of human endothelial cells (HUVEC), stained with Calcein.

Data Analysis

Tube Formation Image Analysis is a crucial step in angiogenesis assays.