Patent Number: 6,309,818

Title: Scratch wound assay device

Abstract: An apparatus having at least one template opening for causing asubstantially reproducible injury to a cell, organ or tissue layer. Theapparatus is useful in determining the effects of cell growth andmigration agents in model wounds produced in the cell, organ or tissuelayer. Also provided are methods of using the apparatus includingjuxtapositioning the apparatus to cells on a cell growth substrate anddisrupting cells thereon.

Inventors: Malinda; Katherine M. (Millersville, MD), Kusakabe; Alan O. (Brooklyn, NY), Wysocki; Annette B. (Bethesda, MD), Sullivan; James V. (Bowie, MD)


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Expiration Date: 10/32013