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Bioptechs™ Live Microscopy FCS2 and FCS3 Closed Systems

Component of Bioptechs open and closed systems for live-cell micro-observations and time-lapse imaging. Integrated solution for closed-system microenvironmental control with near-laminar perfusion

Manufacturer: bioptechs inc  1301195

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Catalog No. 12-071-20


Description & Specifications


Diameter (English) 2.95 in.
Diameter (Metric) 7.5cm
For Use With (Application) Microscopy techniques
Product Type Microaqueduct Slide
Height (English) 0.51 in.
Height (Metric) 1.3cm

Systems offer compatibility with all microscopy techniques. New FCS3 system is specifically optimized for use with upright microscopes. Both consist of controller, chamber, microaqueduct slides and stage adapter.

  • Parallel-plate flow cell provides uniform temperature control, user-definable flow cavity; works with all illumination modes
  • Easily modified for time-lapse micro-observation of living cells; especially suited for stopped-flowthrough high-rate flow procedures requiring rapid media exchange and where discrete control of cell surface shear is adjustable
  • Controls cell temperature uniformly across entire field, from ambient to 50°C ±0.1°C; bicarbonate or organic buffers can be used in chamber
  • Separate channels for microaqueduct slide and chamber frame
  • Backlit LCD, user calibration, and auto reset
  • Patented microaqueduct slide ensures proper Koehler illumination with high-numeric-aperture optics in transmitted and reflected modes
  • Cover slip is 40mm dia. × 0.16–0.19mm thick; slide is 75 O.D. × 13mmH (3 × 1/2 in.)
  • Imaging aperture: 22mm
  • Volume (min./max.): 6.6/706mm3; maximum volume exchange rate: 1/sec.
  • Separation between optical surfaces, 50 to 1000μm; minimum fluid aperture, 0.63mm2