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by Cell&Soft

MIRCOPATTERNS

Control your mechanical environment at the micrometer scale.

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Product information

Description

In vivo tissues are soft, elastic and mechanically textured. Living tissues rigidity properties present microscale variations that can play a crucial role in cell response (in a same tissue, rigidity varies from Pa/mm to kPa/µm). Relying on unique patented technologies and know-how derived from the microelectronic field, the mechanical properties of MecachipsTM matrices can be finely tuned up to the µm scale to replicate such variations. 

Shapes

SUBCELLULAR TO CELLULAR SCALE

1 - 100 µm : geometric patterns (dots, triangles, stripes)

TISSUE SCALE

Pa/mm to kPa/µm : steps, gradients*

*Custom patterns on request

Applications

AREAS

Basic research, stem cells, oncology, neurology, cardiology.

TOOLS

Adhesion, cell shape standardization, cell confinement, cell migration.

Characteristics

BENEFITS

  • Robust & reliable

  • Ready & easy to use

  • No biological risk (synthetic matrix)

  • Glass bottom: ideal for microscopy

  • Stiffness and coating are decoupled

STORAGE

  • Temperature: +4°C

  • Shelf life: 3 months

Customization

Choose your stiffness

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STIFFNESS ON REQUEST

Choose your coating

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CULTURE DEDICATED SURFACE CHEMISTRY

Culture dishes and plates are pre-coated with ECM protein or synthetic amino acid:

  • Fibronectin (human, recombinant truncated)

  • Collagen I (rat, tail)

  • Laminin (mouse, EHS sarcoma)

  • Poly-Ornithine / Laminin

  • Poly-Ornithine

Choose your format

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ONE FORMAT

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PD35

Technical sheet

Download technical sheet here.