Efficacy Testing | InSphero

Increase translational relevance with physiologically relevant tumor models

3D-cell-based assays can be a powerful tool in oncology drug discovery and efficacy testing. However, their predictive value depends on how closely a model reflects the in vivo tumor microenvironment and cancer progression. 3D InSight™ Tumor Microtissues can better reflect the cell composition, inter-cellular interaction, tissue structure, and biological characteristics of primary tumors, and are amenable to a variety of biochemical and phenotypic endpoints to help you evaluate and optimize drug potency and efficacy testing.

Efficacy Testing Applications

Single Drug Testing

Assess single agent efficacy with phenotypic and biochemical endpoints

Combinatorial Drug Testing

Use combinatorial anti-cancer drug efficacy testing to identify synergistic effects

Tumor Relapse

Study tumor relapse potential and classify effectiveness of therapeutics

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