MicCell

The MicCell is an optical transparent flowcell, coming with fluidic fittings and adapters for microscopes.

The MicCell with your Layout

The MicCell features a Polycarbonate support, with PDMS layer or lasercut foils for the liquid leading, customer specific structures.

MicCell – Microfluidics on the Microscope Stage

MicCell – Customizable Tool Kit for Microbiology

Microfluidic systems may integrate fluidic, electronic and optical functions. Being a valuable tool in routine use prototyping can be challenging and expensive.  When diagnostic cartridges needs to be optical transparent they often feature hot embossed microplastics. The manufacturing processes than require expensive production machines and layout specific casting tools.

The GeSiM MicCell on a microscope stage (left), attached to a FluidProcessor (mid), controlled by GeSiM Fluidics app (right)

The GeSiM MicCell on a microscope stage (left), attached to a FluidProcessor (mid), controlled by GeSiM Fluidics app (right)

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.

Please also refer to the Microfluidics section for silicon-glass flowthrough cells and complex microfluidic instruments.

PDMS Flow-Cells: The “Do-It-Yourself” Way

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.