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Watch our movie Long-Term Cell Culture Under Perfusion (MV 21) to get more information on applications and handling.

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Contact ibidi for a free demo of the ibidi Pump System.

 

ibidi WEBINAR

Listen to ibidi’s recorded webinar "Cell Cultivation under Flow".

PRACTICAL COURSE

Register for a 2 day Laboratory Course at ibidi Munich / Germany: Cell Cultivation under Perfusion and Live Cell Imaging.

ibidi FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions on cell culture under flow.

How to Identify the Ideal Pump for Your Experiment

Depending on experimental requirements, different pump solutions can be used, as outlined in the table below:

 


 

Syringe Pump

Peristaltic Pump

ibidi Pump System

Pulsation

Almost none
(only initial pulse)

Pulsation via drive shaft

Almost none
(only during valve activation)

Circulating flow

Possible, but only with push-and-pull pumps

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unidirectional flow

Possible, but volume is limited

Possible, but volume is limited

Possible

Pulsatile flow for simulating heart beats

Not possible

Not possible

Included in software

Oscillating flow for simulating turbulences

Not possible

Not possible

Included in software

Mechanical stress during pumping on non-attached cells held in a reservoir

Almost none, but sedimentation can be a problem

Strong

Almost none

Combination with microscopy

Excellent

Difficult due to pulsation

Excellent

Flow velocity

Volume is limited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Parallelization

Possible

Possible

Possible

Ease of set up within an incubator

Difficult

Difficult

Easy

Required volume

Limiting factor

Small

Small

Programmable

Yes

Yes

Yes


If you have further questions, please contact ibidi for a personal consultation.