July 2, 2019

vivoChip™-2x

The vivoChip™-2x platform is a microfluidic-based technology that streamlines C. elegans immobilization by aligning them in parallel for high-resolution imaging. The platform has a proprietary design to immobilize animals in 40 parallel channels within 3 minutes, while orienting them in their lateral axis for high-resolution imaging at high speeds.

Each vivoChip™-2x is a single PDMS block on a thin #1.0 glass substrate with a 130-170 µm thickness. The PDMS block has two independent immobilization devices, each with 40 trapping channels, one inlet port, and one outlet port.

vivoChip -2x

Life cycle stages

Newormics is currently offering vivoChip™-2x in two different immobilization device sizes to immobilize C. elegans starting from larval 4 (L4) stage up to day 5 (D5) adults.

  • vivoChip™-2x L4-YA This package includes 8 immobilization devices (4 vivoChips) to immobilize larva 4 to young adult stage animals.
  • vivoChip™-2x D1-D5 This package includes 8 immobilization devices (4 vivoChips) to immobilize day 1 to day 5 adult stage animals.
  • Coming Soon: vivoChip™-2x L1-L3 This package includes 8 immobilization devices (4 vivoChips) to immobilize larva 1 to larva 3 stage animals.

vivoChip™ pack contents:

4 vivoChips (8 independent immobilization devices), tubing and connectors for connecting to the vivoCube™.

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