Lab-on-a-Chip Handling Platform / Incubator for Cell Culture
Lab-on-a-Chip Handling Platform / Incubator for Cell Culture
Lab-on-a-Chip Handling Platform / Incubator for Cell Culture
Lab-on-a-Chip Handling Platform / Incubator for Cell Culture

Lab-on-a-Chip Handling Platform / Incubator for Cell Culture

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Different biological and chemical reactions can be carried out in Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidic devices. However, liquid supply, defined temperature and optical read-out are required. This Handling Platform ensure an easy use of microfluidic chips and it is designed to connect pumps and heating elements. The presence of the optical window and the convenient microscopy slide format allow to use the holder under the microscope as well.
€1,370.00
Different biological and chemical reactions can be carried out in Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidic devices. However, liquid supply, defined temperature and optical read-out are required. This Handling Platform ensure an easy use of microfluidic chips and it is designed to connect pumps and heating elements. The presence of the optical window and the convenient microscopy slide format allow to use the holder under the microscope as well.

ChipShop offers a large variety of microfluidic devices in the microscopy slide format. All of them have defined positions of the mini Luer liquid interfaces in common, making the connection to the Lab-on-a-Chip Handling Platform easy. This chip holder is very handy when needing to create 1/16" OD rigid (PTFE, PEEK...) connections without leakage.

The Lab-on-a-chip Handling Platform can be placed under a microscope for live observation.

Easy connection

The Handling Platform is designed for three microfluidic interface configurations using ChipShop's popular Mini Luer interfaces: two interface configurations with the fluidic interface at the shorter sides of the microfluidic chip and one at the longer side, addressing openings with a 4.5 mm spacing exactly matching the spacing of a 384 well microtiter plate.

 2 x 4 chip pattern 2 x 16 chip pattern 4 x 8 chip pattern
2 x 4 pattern 2 x 16 pattern 2 x 8 pattern

 

Two versions of the Lab-on-a-Chip Handling Platform are available, each with or without a heating element:

  • The standard handling platform for polymer chips (in PC, PMMA, COC, COP,...). The connection is made through special connectors within the chip holder to ensure leak-free connections with the mini Luer ports of the chip.
  • The special handling platform for thru-hole glass chips: because connecting a glass chip without connectors to your fluidic system can be tedious, this chip holder makes it easy to create a connection to thru-hole interfaces.

Connection to your fluidic setup is made through leak-proof connectors to 1/16" OD rigid (PTFE, PEEK,...) tubing.

Heat your lab-on-a-chip with a high precision

On each of the handling platform versions, you can add a heating element to precisely control the temperature e.g. for enzyme assays or cell culture. The heating element of the stage is electrically connected to a controller and a power supply.

Lab-on-a-chip Incubator with heating element

Core element of the Lab-on-a-Chip Handling Platform is a metal stage in which the microfluidic devices are placed and clamped in. 

External pumps and valves can be connected to the device through tubes without touching the device itself because the fluidic interfaces are integral part of the stage. Two different inserts easily exchangeable by the user allow for the fluidic connection of the different microscopy slide sized microfluidic platforms with female Mini Luer interfaces.

A heating element ensures the precise control of temperature required by many kind of applications, e.g. enzyme assays and cell culture. The heating element of the stage is electrically connected to a controller and a power supply.

The connection is made through special connectors for 1/16" OD rigid (PTFE, PEEK...) tubing.

The Lab-on-a-chip Handling Platform can be placed under a microscope for live observation.

Plug and Play with the Lab-on-a-Chip Handling Platform

The liquid supply and thermal control are the key features for a convenient use of microfluidic devices with a microscope. The Lab-on-a-Chip Handling Platform makes this easy!

The appropriate connection plate is placed in the stage, the chip is inserted and the device is clamped together. The fluidic interfaces of the stage are connected through respective tubings with the envisaged pumps and valves. Fluidic interfaces where no liquid connection is foreseen, remain not addressed by the handling frame. In this configuration, the stage is pre-equipped to exchange the microfluidic devices without any handling steps besides the insertion of further microfluidic chip.

Finally the Lab-on-a-Chip Handling Platform is placed under a microscope and ready to run the experiments.

For long term experiments, like cell culture, the platform can be removed from microscope and placed in a rack, whilst remaining connected to the power supply to ensure e.g. incubator free cell culture.

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