Neurite Outgrowth Assay Service

The growth of neurites in human neurons is a critical event in neuronal formation, development and remodeling of synapses, response to injury, and regeneration. Measurement of neurite outgrowth can be of use in the research, screening and validation phases of the drug discovery process. In addition, a neurite outgrowth assay can also be used for the detection of toxic neuropathies.

Neurite growth is a key readout to monitor neurological function and health. Creative Bioarray has developed a range of in vitro neurite outgrowth assays that performed in a variety of cell lines or primary cell cultures to identify and characterize compounds inducing neurotoxicity, neuroprotection, neuroregeneration, or modulating neuritogenesis.

Neurite Outgrowth Assay Service

Capability of Our Neurite Outgrowth Services

  • Screen for neurotoxicity
  • Investigate neuroprotective treatments
  • Study pathways involved in neurodegeneration
  • Measure neuronal differentiation in real time

Neurite Outgrowth Endpoints

  • The number of neuronal bodies
  • The number of promoted neurite
  • Neurite length
  • The number of branch points
  • The number of neurite segments

Besides, a detailed control image is generated in order to help you to visualize the parameters

Key Highlights

  • Observe and quantify long-term changes in neurite length and branch points
  • Perform experiments on 24- or 96-well plates without removing the plates from incubator
  • Continuous measurement in a highly flexible, robust and reproducible analysis format suitable for screening and profiling
  • Continuous monitoring of cytotoxicity and apoptosis in neuronal cultures
  • Simultaneous measurement of neurodynamics and neuronal health
  • Reduce time and expense by optimized protocols and QC validated products

If you have any special needs, please contact us. Let us know what you need and we will meet your requirements. We look forward to working with you. Thank you for choosing Creative Bioarray services!


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  2. Filous A R. et al.; Neurite outgrowth assay. Bio Protoc, 2016, 6(1).

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