CT-2000F Microfluidics System

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Advanced Microfluidics Capabilities

cellTRAY Microfluidics Controller - actively flow media into 10 parallel channels concurrently or in serial

The microfluidics controller has a very small footprint with its vertically-oriented syringe pumps. Fluid is regulated by syringe pumps that lead to and from a fluid reservoir and waste bottle. Of the 14 regions on the cellTRAY, ten can be individually addressed, allowing different reagents to be administered at each port. Two of the pumps are split to address five regions each on the cellTRAY (dispense pumps), and two pumps are used to withdraw fluid, addressing five regions each, so a total of 10 regions on the CT-2000 are utilized. The remaining 4 regions act as buffers. The syringe pumps are capable of a variety of flow rates, configurable by the user, with a flow resolution of 20nL/sec. The volume of fluid in a single syringe will cover a four hour experiment, although the volume is automatically replaced from the reservoir, extending the experimental time to overnight.

  • Perform up to 10 parallel, isolated experiments
  • Address each region individually or in a group
  • Administer multiple reagents independently
  • Customize flow rates (100nL/sec resolution)
  • Run advanced, configurable flow modes

cellTRAY® Integration

The CT-2000F Microfluidics System is used with cellTRAY Model CT-2301, a micro-scale live cell containment device designed for active microfluidics capabilities. The cellTRAY accommodates multiple cells in an ordered array for easier monitoring and acquisition.

  • 10 fluidically-isolated regions
  • 8 wells per region (300µm)
  • Open well microfluidic design
  • Low volumes required (3-4uL per region)
  • Discrete, uniform sample populations
  • Same dimensions as a standard microscope slide (1" x 3")

All cellTRAYs are packaged in a cellTRAY Dish, which enables easy loading, incubation, and cell culturing. For more information about the cellTRAY Model CT-2301, visit our cellTRAY section.

Environmental Control Chamber

cellTRAY Manifold - on-microscope environmental control including CO2, temperature, and media exchange

The cellTRAY sits on the stage-mounted miniature incubator, also known as the manifold, which attaches to the included Prior scanning stage. The manifold sits over the cellTRAY while leaving the 14 regions visible from the top.

  • Integrated temperature control for ranges between 20°C and 40°C
  • Conditioned CO2 inflow port
  • Hinged class cover to minimize contamination and allow easy access to cellTRAY
  • Can be mounted on any inverted microscope with a standard wellplate holder

cellTRAY Life Support Manager

Screenshot from cellTRAY Life Support Manager

Nanopoint's cellTRAY Life Support Manager is a custom application which regulates the flow of fluids through control of syringe pumps. This software allows researchers to feed cells up to 10 parallel, isolated regions, and administer multiple reagents in specific doses. Advanced, configurable flow modes are also supported, allowing customization of flow rates and sequenced delivery. The cellTRAY Life Support Manager also monitors and regulates temperature control of the system.

Protocols & Warranty

Protocols are included for:

  • Sterilization
  • Cleaning
  • Cell loading

Warranty

One year product warranty including:

  • On-site installation
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Research support services to help ensure project success

Product Q & A Forum

Recent Questions

Is it possible to use your microfluidics system with microfluidic chips that I have designed for my own research efforts? Anonymous
Your materials say you provide a CO2 port. Why don't you include a complete CO2 solution in your product? E. Peres
I find your system to be quite interesting. How can I get a demo system to try out in my laboratory? K. Yi