Microwell Arrays

Microwell arrays are ideal for applications in cell culture, cell separations, and low-volume liquid handling.

The microwells arrays are patterned directly on glass, so they can easily surface-modified with self-assembled monolayers, proteins for cell culture, or other surface coatings.

(a) Square glass chip patterned with microwells and subsequently coated with 10-nm gold film. (b) Image of patterned microwells on glass surface (scanning electron microscope).

 

Microfluidic Device with Surface Patterned with Microwells

APPLICATIONS

These hexagonal microwell arrays are ideal for supporting and stabilizing liquid films, for live cell imaging, or for particle separations.

Example Application #1: Uniform films of liquid crystals

(Left) Low-magnification and (right) high-magnification images of liquid crystal spincoated onto microwells with depth of 5 micrometers (polarized-light microscope).

 

Example Application #2: Isolation of mammalian cells

HT1080 cells deposited on microwells by settling from dilute solution

Example Application #3: Capture of liquid droplets

Capturing liquid droplets into microwells with 100-µm depth.

Example Application #4: Trapping microparticles

Trapping graphene microparticles (10-µm diameter) into microwells

 

Available Products:

Product #1: Glass chips (1 cm x 1 cm) patterned with hexagonal microwells (6 chips per pack). Microwells are 5 micrometers deep.

Product #2: Glass chips (1 cm x 1 cm) patterned with hexagonal microwells (6 chips per pack). Microwells are 50 micrometers deep.

Product #3: Microfluidic Device (6.5 cm x 2.5 cm) with hexagonal microwells (1 device per pack). Microwells are 50 micrometers deep.

Other product configurations available upon request.

 

Contact us for a quote: 608-237-1270 or email us. 

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