Vena8 Endothelial+

The Vena8 Endothelial+™ biochip is ideal for cell-cell rolling and adhesion assays on cell monolayers and cell culture under shear flow. Ideal for use with PCR. Compatible with brightfield, phase contrast imaging and fluorescence microscopy.

The Vena8 Endothelial+™ biochip is ideal for cell-cell rolling and adhesion assays on cell monolayers and cell culture under shear flow.  Ideal for use with PCR.  Compatible with brightfield, phase contrast imaging and fluorescence microscopy.

Features:

  • Cell-cell rolling and adhesion assays on cell monolayers and cell culture under shear flow.  
  • Cells cultured within the biochip channels may be retrieved post-assay for subsequent studies (up to 320,000 cells); e.g. PCR.  Substrate is removed from biochip and cells are scraped off.
  • Suitable for whole blood, primary cells, rare cells e.g. where samples are more difficult to retrieve or culture or only small sample volumes available.
  • No assembly of the biochip is required unlike many standard perfusion chambers / flow chambers.
  • No luer lock connections which increase dead volume.  Cellix's biochips have a unique plug & play connection with tubing connections which are autoclaveable and reuseable.  Dead volume is at input port ~ 0.1μL.

Applications:  Flow assays using minimal sample volumes (whole blood, cell suspensions, proteins etc.); brightfield, phase contrast and fluorescence microscopy.