For cell-cell interaction studies under conditions mimicking
VenaEC Biochips contain tissue culture treated substrates which
enable the seeding and culturing of endothelial cells with 2 parallel
microcapillaries which are sealed on top via a customised frame. Cells
derived from different endothelial tissues can be grown easily on the
VenaEC Biochips. Cell suspensions may then be injected using the
MirusTM Nanopump which supports a range of shear stresses for
dynamic flow based assays.
VenaECTM Biochips are supplied with 4 substrates and in packs of 10,
facilitating 80 experiments per pack.
• Suitable for a wide range of cell suspensions.
• Easy to seed substrates with a range of different endothelial cells.
• Biochip plastic is optically clear permitting detailed microscopy studies.
• 0.05 – 20 dyne/cm2 shear stresses easily obtained and controlled by the MirusTM Nanopump and FlowAssay
• Shear stress may be preset to be incrementally increased during an assay.
• Real time imaging under flow conditions.
• Suitable for use with whole blood.
Endothelial Cell Seeding of Substrate:
Range of endothelial cells Range of endothelial cells lines; Human Coronary Artery Edothelial
Cells (HCAEC); Human Microvascular Endothelial Cells (HMVEC).
Cell Suspension Assay
Cell types • T-cells: primary & cell lines e.g. Hut-78
• Monocytes: primary and cell lines; e.g. THP1
• Eosinophil: primary
• Neutrophil: primary
• PBMCs, whole blood
Minimum Sample Volume 12µl
Maximum Sample Volume 100µl
Shear Stress Range* 0.05 – 20 dyne/cm2; steps of 0.05 dyne/cm2 (100 µL syringe)
Shear Stress Range for whole blood* 2.25 - 200 dyne/cm2 (1 mL syringe)
Volumetric Flow Rates 100nL/minute - 20 µL/minute (100 µL syringe)
Sample Volume Aspiration Accuracy ±1%
Shear Stress Accuracy ±0.5%
Sample Volume Aspiration Precision <1% CV
Shear Stress Precision <0.5% CV
*1mL syringe for high shear stress > 10 dyne/cm .
**Given for the flow of distilled water in a microcapillary with dimensions: 600 µm (W) x 120 µm (D) x 20mm (L).
Number of channels per biochip 2
Number of substrates supplied with biochip 4
Volume of each channel 1.44 µl
Dimensions of each channel 600 µm (W) x 120 µm (D) x 20mm (L)
Dead volume at input port 0.1 µl
Thickness of bottom substrate 1.0mm
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