The Lab-on-a-Chip Handling Platform – LOC HP makes the connection to the interfaces easy. The LOC HP is designed for three microfluidic interface configurations: two interface configurations with the fluidic interfaces at the shorter sides of the microfluidic chip and one at the longer sides, addressing openings with a 4.5 mm spacing exactly matching the spacing of a 384 well microtiter plate.
Through the fluidic interfaces, external pumps and valves can be connected through tubes with the microfluidic device with the microfluidic device without touching the device itself. The LOC HP may be upgraded into Lab-on-a-Chip Cell Culture Incubator – LOC CCI 1 by the addition of a heating element.

The Lab-on-a-Chip Cell Culture Incubator – LOC CCI 1 enables to carry out cell-based assays in microfluidic chips placed in this incubator to be easily mounted on a microscope stage. Microfluidic chips can be directly placed in the frame that allows for the desired temperature on the chip due to integrated heating elements. The fluidic interfaces are directly integrated in the Lab-on-a-Chip Cell Culture Incubator – LOC CCI 1 to achieve an easy liquid supply and removal without interfering with the optical detection zone.

Lab-on-a-Chip Cell Culture Incubator – LOC CCI 1

With the help of the Lab-on-a-Chip Cell Culture Incubator – LOC CCI 1 various kinds of applications can be facilitated on chip, for example CO2-independent microfluidic cell culture assays, cell-based microscopy assays, and live cell imaging, due to the following features of the instruments:

• Standard microtiter plate format; fits with all inverted microscopes having a 96 well plate holder or frame.
• Integrated heating system for excellent cell culture conditions.
• For standard cell culture no additional gas incubation necessary.
• Cell culture is comparable to standard CO2-incubator.
• Compatible with all standard microscopy slides and microfluidic chips in the format of a microscopy slide.
• Microfluidic interface integrated allowing for liquid handling for long-time assays without additional handling steps.

The fluidic operation of the Lab-on-a-Chip Cell Culture Incubator – LOC CCI 1 can be done manually with a pipette or with connected pumps. Open cavities should be closed with Mini Luer plugs to avoid e.g. evaporation. microfluidic ChipShop offers LOC-CCI 1 starter kits to allow an easy use. For glass microfluidic chips having no embedded fluidic interfaces the LOCHP/CC1 series is at hand.

LOC-CCI 1
Product Code
Description
Price per Instrument
Order Form

22-4500-0000-00

LOC-CCI 1 w/o heating elements (incl. 1 adapter plate of your choice)

1,370.00€

22-4501-0000-00

LOC-CCI 1 with heating elements (incl. 1 adapter plate of your choice)

1,875.00€

22-4503-0000-00

Additional adapter plate

390.00€

Adapter plates are available with the interfaces 2 x 4, 2 x 8, 2 x 16. You choose which one you need.

LOC-CCI 1
Product Code
Description
Price per Instrument
Order Form

22-4504-0000-00

LOC HP/CCI 1 without heating elements – handling frame for glass chips (incl. 1 adapter plate of your choice)

1,370.00€

22-4502-0000-00

LOC HP/CCI 1 with heating elements – handling frame for glass chips (incl. 1 adapter plate of your choice)

1,875.00€

22-4503-0000-00

Additional adapter plate

390.00€

Adapter plates are available with the interfaces 2 x 4, 2 x 8, 2 x 16. You choose which one you need.