The Interchangeable Coverglass Dish (ICD) is a reusable coverglass bottom culture dish that is fully autoclavable that decreases the cost of experiments from bulk purchasing culture dishes to only the cost of a coverslip. Available in both 35mm and 40mm sizes.
The Interchangeable Coverslip Dish has a silicone o-ring built into an autoclavable, polycarbonate tube to ensure a leak proof seal without having to over-tighten the cylinder. The polycarbonate tube design ensures that no metals will come in contact with the media. The dish will use 30mm diameter, #1.5 thickness, low alkaline, Desag 263 coverslips, optimized for cell culture growth. The base is made of stainless steel. The polycarbonate tube height can be anything from a minimum of 10mm to a maximum of 100mm. The standard height is 10mm. Therefore, it can be used as both an interchangeable coverslip dish or a settling chamber. The dish can be sterilized by an alcohol rinse or, if needed, the dish is fully autoclavable.
If your specimen needs warming the best way to achieve physiological temperature for the ICD is a peripheral warmer. The most technologically advanced, efficient, and cost effective way to warm an ICD is the Bioptechs Stable Z Warmer. The Stable Z combines traditional peripheral temperature support with a patent applied for, Z axis stable, temperature transfer technique that also has many advantages over the traditional “stage warmer” approach.
Finally a glass bottomed culture dish that only costs pennies per experiment!
The Bioptechs Interchangeable Coverslip Dish (ICD) is a way to reduce the cost of using glass bottomed dishes and has many other advantages over pre-made glass bottomed dishes.