Innovative cell culture plates and inserts for co-culture, migration/invasion assays, 3D tissue preparation and more.
The BRANDplates Insert System, co-developed with the Fraunhofer Society, offers an innovative expansion of the BRAND cell culture product line. The new Insert system consists of 24-well standard and 6-well specialized plates and strips of hanging cell culture inserts for applications such as co-culture, migration/invasion assays, or the automated in vitro preparation of human tissues (3D cell culture).
Unique features such as insert guide grooves and side feeding ports ensure insert stability and prevent tissue or cell disruption during media changes, especially with pipetting robots. Furthermore, the inserts may be smooth walled or feature inlet channels (inlet opening system) to increase the ease of media change for long term cell or tissue culture.
The polystyrene (PS) plates are sterile, and untreated or cell culture treated dependent upon application. The insert strips consist of 4 wells per strip and the membrane may be polycarbonate (PC) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for different imaging requirements. The pore sizes of the membranes are available in multiple pore sizes (0.4 µm, 1 µm, 3 µm, 8 µm) to allow for the movement or inhibition of molecules of varying sizes. Altogether the components of the new Insert System can be configured for highly customized uses ensuring an efficient solution for manual and automated cell and tissue culture work.