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.
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™.