Establishment and validation of a method for multi-dose irradiation of cells in 96-well microplates

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2013 Feb 15;431(3):456-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2012.12.146. Epub 2013 Jan 16.


Microplates are useful tools in chemistry, biotechnology and molecular biology. In radiobiology research, these can be also applied to assess the effect of a certain radiation dose delivered to the whole microplate, to test radio-sensitivity, radio-sensitization or radio-protection. Whether different radiation doses can be accurately applied to a single 96-well plate to further facilitate and accelerated research by one hand and spare funds on the other, is a question dealt in the current paper. Following repeated ion-chamber, TLD and radiotherapy planning dosimetry we established a method for multi-dose irradiation of cell cultures within a 96-well plate, which allows an accurate delivery of desired doses in sequential columns of the microplate. Up to eight different dose levels can be tested in one microplate. This method results in fast and reliable estimation of radiation dose-response curves.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Cell Line, Tumor
  • Cells, Cultured / radiation effects*
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation*
  • Humans
  • Methods