The x-well tissue culture system includes slide-based cell culture vessels for high resolution microscopy. Slides are made from glass, coverglass (170µm) or PCA providing the optimal surface for a multitude of microscopic cell culture analyses. In combination with a polystyrene frame the slides are available as one- or multi-chamber vessels with different growth surfaces. Options in a 1 well, 2 well, 4 well, 8 well or flask format enables efficient, quick and parallel evaluation of a variety of factors for subsequent analysis. These could be for example immunofluorescence analyses, histological staining, cytotoxicity tests or proliferation of primary cultures and cell lines.
The slides of the x-well PCA tissue culture chambers are made from a polyolefin material selected for its enhanced chemical resistance and reduced autofluorescence compared to standard polystyrene. After cell cultivation, the slide can be easily detached from the chamber leaving no adhesive residues on the slide. No tools are required.
The x-well glass slide in a standard format with writing space combines optimum growth conditions for cells, excellent optical properties and a high chemical resistance for compatibility with most fixatives and stains. With its very low autofluorescence glass is ideal for fluorescent-based cell assays, for example immunofluorescence analysis.
The slide of the x-well coverglass cell culture vessels has a thickness of 170 µm. Therefore it is ideally suited for high resolution microscopy, inverse microscopy up to an optimal 40 - 100-fold magnification, fluorescence imaging, confocal microscopy and phase contrast microscopy. The high chemical resistance enables the use of various staining reagents.