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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)

Undefined pulsation via
drive shaft

Almost none
(only during valve activation)

Circulating flow

Possible, but only with push-and-pull pumps

Unlimited

Unlimited

Long term unidirectional flow

Possible, but volume is limited

Possible

Excellent

Pulsatile flow for simulating heart beats

Not possible

Not possible

Included in software

Oscillating flow for simulating turbulences

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

Very low

Combination with microscopy

Excellent

Difficult due to pulsation

Excellent

Parallelization

Possible

Possible

Possible

Ease of set up within an incubator

Difficult

Difficult

Easy

Required volume

Limiting factor

Small

Small

Programmable

Yes

Yes

Yes


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