surfaces_bioinert_72.jpgMicropatterned Surface: Defined Cell Adhesion

The ibidi µ-Patterning technology enables spatially defined cell adhesion for various 2D and 3D cell culture applications.

Miniaturized adhesive patterns (e.g., lines, squares, or dots) are irreversibly printed on the non-adhesive Bioinert surface of the ibidi Polymer Coverslip, allowing for precisely controlled cell adhesion. The µ-Patterns are dry-stable, sterile, and ready to use.

The µ-Pattern, the Bioinert surface, and the ibidi Polymer Coverslip are all optimized for high resolution imaging and microscopy.

Please find more details about the µ-Patterning technology here.

The Principle of the µ-Patterning Technology

Spheroid formation of NIH-3T3 cells

Spheroid formation of NIH-3T3 cells, imaged 14 days after seeding single cells in the µ-Slide VI 0.4 With Multi-Cell µ-Pattern. Phase contrast microscopy, 4x objective lens.

The µ-Patterned surface is available for the following products:


µ-Slides With Single-Cell µ-Pattern: for various single cell assays
(e.g., CAR-T cell activity assay)

µ-Slides With Multi-Cell µ-Pattern


µ-Slides With Multi-Cell µ-Pattern: For culturing 3D cell aggregates
(e.g., spheroids or organoids) or cell patch monolayers


µ-Slides With Test µ-Patterns: For determining the most suitable micropatterning geometry for the respective application

Read on and learn more details about the Bioinert or ibiTreat surface.