Do you use all wells of your 96 well plate including the outer ones? Usually, these wells are not used for a good reason: Increased evaporation in the outer wells reduces reproducibility and comparability between all wells (edge effect). Therefore, more than a third of a plate is not used. More experiments are necessary which mean higher costs. With Eppendorf Cell Culture Plates, the surrounding moat can be filled. This significantly reduces the edge effect and all wells become comparable.
When you take your cells out of the incubator, how do you prevent rapid temperature shifts from affecting your cell performance and experimental reproducibility? The inter-well spaces of Eppendorf Cell Culture Plates can be filled with liquid before incubation. This keeps your cells warm and cozy outside.
The surface of cell culture vessels needs to be modified physically during production to ensure cell attachment (TC-treatment). Unfocused TC-treatment causes the medium to form a meniscus and leads to optical interference. This results in shadow formation at the edge of the well. Here, observation of the growth area is impeded and valuable clones get lost in analysis. A specialized, focused surface treatment for Eppendorf Cell Culture Plates prevents this effect.
What do you do with your lids when you open plates for pipetting? Keep them in one hand and complicate handling? Or do you put them on the bench surface and risk contamination? In future, you do not have to choose: with Eppendorf Cell Culture Plates you keep your hands free and reduce the risk of contamination.
Did you ever see variations in cell growth on different plates of the same stack? The reason is often a temperature heterogeneity caused by impaired air flow between the plates. Ventilation gaps ensure proper airflow and avoid vacuum formation for enhanced handling safety.
Ever wondered why the labeling of individual wells or alpha-numerics on some cell culture plates is transparent on a transparent background? This seemingly small detail can result in pipetting errors, cross contamination and time-consuming sample loss. The lasered high contrast OptiTrack® matrix and individual well ID labeling ensures easy, fast and secure identification - without using potentially interfering ink.
Did you ever take a closer look at the filter in the caps of your flasks? Standard membrane filters are thin and come with a defined pore size of 0.2 µm. Does this stop mycoplasma from passing through? Eppendorf Cell Culture Flasks come with an advanced filter technology that uses a labyrinthine arrangement and increased thickness. This ensures higher filter efficiency and contamination protection – while maintaining optimal gas exchange.
Learn more about the advanced filter technology White Paper #054
How do you place your caps under the biosafety cabinet? Inside up or inside down? Which way offers the best contamination protection, which the easiest handling? Just place your caps on the side - for optimal contamination prevention and easy handling.
Learn more by reading White Paper #024
The opening of a cell culture flask is literally always the bottle neck when working with serological pipettes or cell scrapers. Often, the mobility of tools inside is limited and difficult. This can result in unintended contact with the cell monolayer or uneven harvesting, leading to decreased reproducibility. The angled ConvexAccess™ neck simplifies access, increases safety and thus reproducibility.
Watch this video to learn more about the ConvexAccess neck geometry.
Have you ever noticed minor splashes or droplets on the inside of the lid or liquid in the gap between dish and lid? These seemingly small liquid volumes usually arise from transportation or condensation and can result in a significant contamination risk. The SplashProtect™ ring inside the lid traps medium to avoid spills and protects against contamination. It also protects your cells by reducing condensation.
Gripping a lid-covered dish with gloved hands can be a challenge. Sometimes, you lift the lid instead of the dish. Sometimes, you even drop the dish because it is not properly gripped. Avoid this with the corrugated handling ring on Eppendorf Cell Culture Dishes.
How do you close opened dish packages to avoid contamination and keep the necessary space small? With scissors, tape or paper clips? Is this reliable, tight, and safe? Eppendorf Cell Culture Consumables are resealable and shrinkable with bend-seals (dishes), zip-locks (flasks) or are individually wrapped (plates) and minimize the storage space required.
Did you ever realize that the seemingly simple plastic surface of your cultureware can have a significant impact on the growth and metabolism of your cells? Therefore, the chemical composition including all additives and the absence of potentially interfering factors is crucial. Eppendorf Cell Culture Consumables offer a transparent and certified insight into material quality.