Introducing the X4 XonaChip® for Higher Throughput Applications
Increasing throughput continues to be an enormous need for neuron-based compartmentalized culture platforms. Current approaches using PDMS are not adequate to create higher density platforms because of registration issues due to shrinkage making automated imaging next to impossible. Xona Microfluidics has overcome this limitation by developing a new injection molded XonaChip called the X4 chip. This chip contains multiple sample units that are always the same location and size–a huge advance for automated imaging and drug discovery efforts. Further, these chips (the size of standard microscope slides) can be combined in a plate holder to yield sixteen (16) sample units. Check out this post to learn more.
Choosing between XonaChips® and Silicone (PDMS) Devices
How are XonaChips different from our Silicone Devices? In this Tech Note, we discuss the advantages of each type of compartmentalized microfluidic chamber so that you can decided which configuration is best for your application.
Xona Microfluidics, Inc. has developed a new easy-to-use microfluidic chip to compartmentalize neurons and establish microenvironments, called the XonaChips®. XonaChips® are made out of an optically transparent plastic, cyclic olefin copolymer, which allows us to offer fully assembled chips that require few preparation steps, and result in excellent neuronal growth.