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MicCell

Purpose and Benefit

How does it work?

Microfluidic channel carriers can become expensive and complicated. On the other hand, microfluidic chips are sensitive and just for single use. E.g. diagnostic stuff for routine use typically features hot embossed microplastics, a procedure which initially requires expensive casting machines and layout specific casting tools.

Experimental Setup of a MicCell with Microscope and Accessories

Experimental Setup of a MicCell with Microscope and Accessories

 

 

 

For R/D purposes the MicCell combines an affordable casting process using PDMS and a convenient mechanical setup for quick replacement of the used PDMS channel plate. The mechanical frame of the MicCell fits on standard microscope stages.

 

MicCell – An Easy to Use Microperfusion System

Introduction

Core of the MicCell is an optical transparent PDMS (Polydimethylsiloxane) chip with a user specific microfluidic channel layout. It is accomplished by “channel spacers” for fluidic interconnections and calottes/ polycarbonate frames for mechanical adaptation to standard microscope systems.

The "MicCell-Process": Preparation of the PDMS-CP "Channel Plate" (Left); Position of the PDMS-CP during usage (Right)

The “MicCell-Process”: Preparation of the PDMS-CP “Channel Plate” (Left); Position of the PDMS-CP during usage (Right)

The disposable PDMS chip can be done by the customer using the included casting set. It is easily replacable, therefore microfluidic experiments can be done at affordable costs.

Standard sizes for the PDMS channel plate are:

  • 22 x 22 mm
  • 22 x 50 mm
  • 25 x 75 mm

The PDMS channel plate goes in between the Polycarbonate carrier and the calotte and gets sealed by a standard glass lid. Glass lids wih electrode structures on the inner side are available on request.

On top of all, the MicCell channel plate carrier can be completed with other microfluidic parts, tubes, filters, bottles, syringe systems and an operation software. Move on to Options for more information.


The flyer on the right side provides an overview of the MicCell system. The catalogue reveals technical specs and all accessories along with ordering information.