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Bioptechs™ Live Cell Microscopy Delta T™ Culture Dish System

Component of Bioptechs open and closed systems for live-cell micro-observations and time-lapse imaging. Open-dish, live-cell environmental/optical containment system

Manufacturer:  Bioptechs™ 0420041500B50


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Catalog No. 12-071-34

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Includes: Internal reference for user-adjustable calibration and TTL interface for confocal application.
Delta T Starter Set includes: Delta T Controller; 10 Pk. of Delta T Dishes, 0.17mm thick; Coverglass Lid; Heated Lid with CO2 port; Culture Cylinder Pack, 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm; Standard Stage Adapter (specify when ordering).



For micro-observation and applications requiring physical access to cells or tissue: microinjection, electrostimulation, wounding, micromanipulation, mechanical probing, recording, and stimulation

  • Accurate temperature control, uniform heat distribution, and high-numeric-aperture compatibility
  • Works in confocal applications; adapts to specimens from monolayered adherent cells to tissue preparations, with inverted, water-immersion, and upright microscopes
  • System passes ∽0.9w electrical charge through thin indium tin-oxide coating on underside of glass substrate where cells are grown, transferring heat through glass to cells
  • Thermal regulation via instantaneous analog control of a feedback loop
  • No peripheral heating: cells are unaffected by surface evaporation, heat is not lost to the atmosphere
  • After plating, cells are ready for incubation or time-lapse imaging
  • Controller has real-time temperature display (ambient to 50°C, accuracy ±0.1°C); compensates for surface evaporation
  • Alarmed protection circuit safeguards cells. Dimensions: 151/2L x 6W x 3 in. H (39.4 x 15.2 x 7.6cm). Operates on 100–240V 50/60Hz or 24V battery

Delta T Culture Dish options

  • Disposable polystyrene/glass dishes are available plain (when temperature control is not needed) or with electrically conductive, optically transparent coating and silver bus bars; 6mm depth optimizes access for microinjection and manipulation
  • Contain self heating ITO coating, which provides first surface heat transfer directly to cells when using Delta T System
  • Injection molded polystyrene sidewalls and lid, coverglass bottom
  • Highest quality German Desag 263, low alkaline coverglass for optimum resolution
  • O.D., 35mm, tapering to 23mm optical aperture
  • Glass thickness of 0.17mm
  • Available in clear and black; for fluorescence imaging, select black culture dishes
  • Numerous accessories specific to these dishes allow for specialized applications including - media perfusion, gas perfusion, sample positioning, heating and cooling
  • Optional stage adapters available to fit all major brands of microscopes, which custom stage adapters available
  • Optional culturing cylinders may be used to barricade cells or suspended specimens in a dish; or to restrict and concentrate growth and location of cells plated on coverslip without use of grease



TPG Culture Dish
Micro observation and applications requiring physical access to cells or tissue, microinjection, electrostimulation, wounding, micromanipulation, mechanical probing, recording and stimulation
0.17 mm
Black, Plain
Internal reference for user-adjustable calibration and TTL interface for confocal application
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