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uFlow Micro-Volume Perfusion System

Description

The μFlow™ from ALA is a micro-volume perfusion system that addresses the growing need to preserve precious compounds during electrophysiology and imaging experiments. ALA has accomplished this through adaptation of our unique Micromanifold® technology for the perfusion of very low solution volumes to cells and tissues.

Key features of the μFlow include:

  • Extremely low dead volume from reservoir to tip (<6.4μL)
  • Prevention of backflow and cross contamination via micro check valves
  • Manual control through VC3 controller or computer control through software
  • Pneumatic control valves for reduction of dead volume
  • 4- or 8- channel option

The μFlow™ drastically reduces dead volume that is normally associated with pressurized perfusion systems. All tubing that solution normally flows through is minimized. Pressure is applied to a closed vessel which sends solution through a special Quartz MicroManifold® .

Details

Each μFlow™system includes the following:

  • Pressure control interface
  • Solution manifold (micromanipulator not included)
  • 500uL cryo vial reservoirs and 2mL reservoir
  • VC3 electronic valve controller with a USB cable and Valve Commander software
  • DB9-BNC4 cable for TTL input or output
  • DB9-CABLE controller to valve manifold cable
  • Special Quartz MicroManifold® perfusion outlet manifold
  • Spill sensor and tubing

Specifications

  • Quartz MicroManifold® tip dead volume < 0.4μl
  • Quartz MicroManifold® tube dead volume < 6.4μl

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Ordering

Part# Description
ALA μFlow-4 4 Channel μFlow Micro-volume Perfusion System: pressure control interface, solution manifold, reservoirs, VC3 electronic valve controller and power supply, Quartz MicroManifold® perfusion outlet, spill sensor, tubing, cables and software. Manipulator not included.
ALA μFlow-8 8 Channel μFlow Micro-volume Perfusion System: pressure control interface, solution manifold, reservoirs, VC3 electronic valve controller and power supply, Quartz MicroManifold® perfusion outlet, spill sensor, tubing, cables and software. Manipulator not included.
ALA QMM-4UF Replacement 4-channel Quartz MicroManifold® for uFlow-4
ALA QMM-8UF Replacement 8-channel Quartz MicroManifold® for uFlow-8
ALA VC3-4C 4 channel VC3 electronic valve controller including power supply, controller to valve manifold cable, and software
ALA VC3-8C 8 channel VC3 electronic valve controller including power supply, controller to valve manifold cable, and software
ALA VC3-PS VC3 electronic valve controller power supply
ALA DB9-CABLE Replacement VC3 controller to valve manifold cable
ALA DB9F-BNC4 Replacement TTL trigger to 4-BNC cable
ALA DB9F-BNC8 Replacement TTL trigger to 8-BNC cable