Alfa Oncology is a leading provider of basic research and drug development for pancreatic cancer (PC). We are committed to providing our clients with optimal and personalized services to support PC preclinical research projects. Here, we focus on PC cells and offer a series of PC cell research services, including PC cell line establishment and characterization, PC cell analysis and evaluation, and PC cell metabolism research. With experienced teams of scientists, researchers, and technicians, we provide fast turnaround and high-quality services at competitive prices for worldwide customers.
The service offering at Alfa Oncology
The derivation and short-term culture of solid tumor primary cells are of great importance in individualized cancer therapy. Newly established pancreatic cancer cell lines may provide sufficient models for studying the broader biological and molecular features of PC. Currently, there are only about 50 PC cell lines available in the PC research area. Some of the available cell lines are obsolete. Thus, there is an urgent need to establish and develop additional biological resources to facilitate these studies. Alfa Oncology is able to establish and characterize a wide range of PC cell lines. Our goal is to establish a living biospecimen repository consisting of PC cell lines to facilitate research on PC.
For different research needs, cell lines should be carefully evaluated before selection and attention should be paid to cell line identification, including in vivo and in vitro growth characteristics, phenotypic characteristics (e.g., adhesion, invasion, migration, tumorigenesis, and angiogenic potential), and genotypic status of commonly altered genes. Established cancer cell lines remain powerful tools in PC research. In addition to PC cell line establishment and characterization, we also offer PC cell analysis and evaluation services to help researchers and professionals select the most appropriate cell line for their specific research needs.
PC is characterized by dense and fibrotic stroma and high interstitial pressure due to a prominent desmoplastic stromal reaction. Therefore, PC tumor cells face hypoxia and nutrient deficiency. However, facing hypoxia and nutritional deficiencies, PC cells exhibit extraordinary growth advantages. Based on advanced technology and specialized personnel, our PC cell metabolism analysis platform is able to measure cancer cell metabolism and function in real-time. Our service can quantify metabolic function under a variety of conditions to provide accurate physiologically relevant metabolic data, involving mitochondrial function, glycolytic function, metabolic phenotype, and cellular fuel preference.
Key benefits of our services
- Professional team of scientists and more than ten years of experience in cell isolation and culture
- Customized service to customer satisfaction
- Deliver efficient and robust results for cell- and biochemical-based assays
- High throughput and reliable analysis
- Our customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day from Monday to Sunday
As the scientific machine continues to turn, Alfa Oncology is committed to keeping pace. We continue to expand our services and improve our existing resources to help our customers accelerate their research and support their careers. If you are interested in our services, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are ready to assist.