We love working with you to create solutions for your specific research applications. Designing brand new tools to address research challenges is what got us here in the first place.
Sometimes, however, you just need the tried and true approach; the chip built for making nanoparticles, or the one for cell culture with a simple chamber. Well, this is the shelf. Pick the chips you need and we get them to you. Want more detailed specs or help with finding the right one for you? Just ask!
PETL 101 series
A simple chamber with variable height (multiples of 75 micrometers). The bottom of the device is a 24 x 60mm coverslip, ideal for data capture with inverted microscopes.
Use it for:
Short term cell culture experiments. Real time imaging under variable flow. Micro-organ and organoid imaging. Anything else you can think of; it is a tiny chamber with a glass bottom : )
PETL 201 series
A hydrodynamic-focusing architecture.
The angles at which the channels intersect can vary. We used a 90 degree design to make nano-sized liposomes. Other variations can generate droplets. The devices can be all made of polymer (PET, thin and flexible) or they can include glass, your call.
PETL 301 series
Winding channels (serpentine) and spirals for mixing, timing or separation/enrichment of cells or particles. Standard 2 input/output chip can be easily modified for additional ports as needed. As usual, channel heights start at 75 micrometers and widths go from 250 to 900µm or more depending on height. If needed, we can add features to the channel architecture to really mix things up ; )
PETL 401 series
The mechanoPETL is useful when you need to apply forces inside of channels or chambers. A thin flexible membrane is pneumatically actuated for fluid displacement or for exerting pressure on micro organs and/or tissues. For example, whole Drosophila embryos or their isolated organs can be compressed for mechanobiology studies. The bottom layer is a microscope slide, so imaging can take place at all stages of the experiment. As always, channel and chamber arrangements can be modified to fit your experimental system.