BRANDplates® Insert System Microplates

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BRANDplates® Insert System Microplates

Product and ordering information for BRANDplates® Insert System Microplates: 24-well standard or 6-well specialized for co-culture, secretion & migration studies, 3-D cell culture, etc.; available in non-treated or tissue culture (cellGrade™) surfaces; suitable for robotics/automation.

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Description

The BRANDplates® Insert System, co-developed with the Fraunhofer Society, is an innovative microplate system for cell culture applications such as co-culture, migration/invasion assays, and in vitro preparation of 3D tissue models. The system consists of two types of cell culture plates and a selection of cell culture inserts. The standard model is used in such applications as co-culture, migration/invasion assays, and chemotaxis assays, and the specialized model is well-suited for the automated in vitro preparation of human tissues (3D tissue culture). Key features to consider when selecting which components to use are plate selection and well size, insert type, and membrane pore size and material.

The cell culture plates are available as a standard 24-well or a specialized 6-well plate. Each plate can be fitted with an individualized set of inserts. All plates have guide ridges for perfect insert fit and specially designed feeding ports for easy media changes and use with robotic equipment. The plates are manufactured according to the requirements in ANSI/SLAS Standards 1 and 4, and are supplied with lids with condensation rings.

Standard 24-well Plate

  • The standard 24-well plate includes 24 individually fillable wells that can be fitted with strips of 4 inserts and/or individual inserts. Each well has a guide grooves to center and hold the insert in place. This prevents the individual inserts from rotating - the feed ports on the wells remain open.
  • Suited for basic applications such as co-culture, secretion studies, migration studies.

    Specialized 6-well Plate

  • The specialized 6-well plate has 6 rows of 4 wells connected as one large, elongated well. This well is fitted with a strip of 4 inserts so that all 4 of the inserts in the strip can be supplied with medium at the same time. Particularly well-suited to the use of insert strips with inlet channels (IOS).
  • Suited for in vitro preparation of tissue (3D tissue culture).

  • Product No. & Specs

    BRANDplates® 24-well standard plate - Pack of 10 plates (Individually wrapped with lid).

      Description
    Surface
    Cat. No.
      Transparent
    pureGrade™ S
    782880
      Transparent
    cellGrade™
    782890


    BRANDplates® 6-well specialized plate - Pack of 10 plates (Individually wrapped with lid).

      Description
    Surface
    Cat. No.
      Transparent
    pureGrade™ S
    782881
      Transparent
    cellGrade™
    782891

    FAQs

    What is special about the modified 6-well plate?

    The 6-well specialized plate has 4 wells connected as one large, elongated well. It is designed to facilitate media exchange in the lower reservoir simultaneously for 4 inserts in a row.

    What is the maximum volume of one well of a 24-well plate?

    The maximum volume of one well is 3.1mL.

    What is the distance between the well bottom and the membrane?

    There is 4mm between the well bottom and the membrane.

    Are the BRANDplates® inserts compatible with 24-well plates of other manufacturers?

    No. The extended edge of the insert is precisely matched to the 24- and 6-well BRANDplates®. Closing the gap between insert and well significantly reduces the risk of contamination during media changes.

    What is the advantage of the lateral feeding port?

    With the feeding port, the lower reservoir is accessible without moving the inserts allowing for easy media exchanges and suitability for robotics/automation. In addition, mechanical stress on the cells/tissue caused by movement of the inserts is avoided.

    Tech Info

    Reconstruction of Human Epidermis using BRANDplates® Insert System
    Learn the key steps for reconstruction of human epidermal equivalents, plus learn tips for the handling of the BRANDplates® Insert System.

    Reconstruction of Full Thickness Skin Equivalents using BRANDplates® Insert System
    Learn the key steps for reconstruction of full thickness skin equivalents, plus learn tips for the handling of the BRANDplates® Insert System.

    Literature & Videos

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