The spheroid chip Fluidic 1407 is used for the insertion and separation of pre-cultivated spheroids or for the formation and cultivation of spheroidal cell structures and their imaging on-chip. The goblet-shaped catcher structures are arranged along a meandering, band-like main channel. Each catcher structure is followed by a small passage channel through which a suction effect is generated during fluidic operation. Consequently, spheroids are drawn into the catcher structures.
The design is offered as a test chip and features two varying structres with different dimensions for both, the catchers and passage channels, and it comes in single or double loops. A total of 12 structures are available on the chip, and each input side of a single structure features a bubble catcher trap.
Please note: In order to inhibit adhesion of cells to the chip surface we recommend to add PVA to the culture medium.