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.
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.
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.
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.
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