March 3, 2020

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.

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 D1-D5 This package includes 8 immobilization devices (4 vivoChips) to immobilize day 1 to day 5 adult stage animals.
  • ♦ vivoChip®-2x L4-YA This package includes 8 immobilization devices (4 vivoChips) to immobilize larval 4 to young adult stage animals.
  • Newly launched: vivoChip®-2x L1-L2 This package includes 8 immobilization devices (4 vivoChips) to immobilize larval 1 to early larval 2 stage animals.
  • Newly launched: vivoChip®-2x L2-L3 This package includes 8 immobilization devices (4 vivoChips) to immobilize later larval 2 to larval 3 stage animals.

vivoChip®-2x D1-D5

vivoChip®-2x L2-L3

vivoChip®-2x L4-YA

vivoChip®-2x L1-L2

vivoChip® pack contents:

Each pack contains 4 vivoChips (8 independent immobilization devices), tubing, and connectors for connecting to the vivoCube®.