• micro-Insert 4 Well
  • micro-Insert 4 Well

micro-Insert 4 Well

A 4-well silicone insert for live cell imaging of both adherent and suspension cells

  • Allows long-term microscopy assays of single cells
  • Cultivation of small numbers of cells without evaporation risks
  • Conical wells for superb optical quality

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Cat. No. Description Pcs./Box
80406 micro-Insert 4 Well in µ-Dish 35 mm, high, ibiTreat: ready to use, tissue culture treated, sterilized 30
80409 25 micro-Inserts 4 Well for self-insertion: in a 10 cm transport dish, sterilized 25


Technical Features:

  • Four small 2.0 mm x 1.5 mm microscopy wells with a 4:3 digital format
  • Suspension cells cannot escape the observation field
  • Adhesive underside
  • Transferable to any flat clean surface
  • No material is left behind upon the insert’s removal
  • Includes a rim for easy handling of the insert with tweezers


Number of wells 4
Dimensions of wells (w x l) in mm 2.0 x 1.5
(digital format 4:3)
Diameter of the complete insert 12 mm
Height of the complete insert 4.2 mm
Volume per well 10 µl
Growth area per well 0.03 cm2
Coating area per well 0.23 cm2
Material Biocompatible silicone
Bottom No bottom –
sticky underside

Product Selection Guide


Cross Section

Ideal Coverage using Digital Imaging with CCD Cameras

3D Application:

Product Variations:


Ready-to-use – i.e., transfer of inserts not required

Single micro-Insert 4 Well in a 35 mm µ-Dish

  • Individual inserts for single experiments
  • Ideal cell growth on ibiTreat surface
  • An uncoated version of the µ-Dish is available, allowing for the application of individual coatings and subsequent re-insertion of  the micro-Insert 4 well

For specialized use – transfer of inserts required

25 micro-Insert 4 Well for self-insertion

  • 25 pieces in a transport dish
  • Used for self insertion into 6 or 12 well plates, or other formats
  • Not to be used without transferring the micro-Insert

Possible Filling Procedures:

Minor Well Filling

  • Minimal volume
  • Individual wells

Whole Insert Filling

  • Moderate volume
  • Wells connected by medium

Whole µ-Dish Filling

  • Maximum volume
  • Maximum experimental duration

Evaporation Barrier

Possible Further Applications

Co-Cultivation Assays

Coating patches (spots) with proteins

hydrophilic protein spots
on hydrophobic, uncoated

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