Vena8 with Glass Coverslip (Adhered / Not Adhered; Treated / Not Treated)

The Vena8™ biochip with/without glass coverslip adhered; with/without treatment for cell rolling and adhesion on proteins; seeding of cells or microbes and subsequent study of drug interaction, imaging or molecular biology studies under shear flow. Compatible with brightfield, phase contrast imaging, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy.

The Vena8™ biochip with/without glass coverslip adhered; with/without treatment for cell rolling and adhesion on proteins; seeding of cells or microbes and subsequent study of drug interaction, imaging or molecular biology studies under shear flow.  Compatible with brightfield, phase contrast imaging, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy.

Features:

  • Cell rolling and adhesion on proteins; seeding of cells or microbes and subsequent study of drug interaction, imaging or molecular biology studies under shear flow.
  • Biochips are supplied with or without glass coverslip attached.  
  • Glass coverslip may be treated or non-treated; e.g. glass may be treated with chelated Cu2+ ion tethered to the high-density PEG coating - surface of the microchannels may then be easily coated via pipetting and the protein binds via the poly-histidine tag.
  • Biochips available for low or high flow rates / shear stresses.
  • Ideal for whole blood, primary cells, rare cells e.g. where samples are more difficult to retrieve or culture or only small sample volumes available.
  • Perfect for high flow rates / high shear stresses e.g. platelet adhesion, aggregation and thrombi formation studies for thrombosis using whole blood.  In standard flow chambers / perfusion chambers; significant volumes of blood would be required making the assay impossible.
  • Suitable for biofilm applications; particularly Vena8 biochips supplied without glass coverslip:  user may attach any type of coupon to bottom of the biochip.
  • 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.

Applications:  Flow assays using minimal sample volumes (whole blood, cell suspensions, proteins etc.); immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy.