|Microscopically Transparent||No||Yes||No||1 µm only|
|Tissue Culture Treated||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Membrane Thickness||120 µm||50 µm||10 µm||10 µm|
Membrane Types Available:
Biopore Membrane (Hydrophilic PTFE)
For Low Protein-Binding, Live Cell Viewing, and Immunofluorescent Applications: Compared to other membrane matrices, this membrane exhibits little or no background when using fluorescent stains. It is also transparent to provide for optimum viewing of live cells. Biopore membrane is low protein-binding and requires extracellular matrix (ECM) coating for attachment dependent cells. ECMs are in the Proteins section of this handbook.
MF-Merck Membrane (Mixed Cellulose Esters)
For Exceptional anatomical and Functional Polarization and Growth of Attachment-dependent Cells without Matrix: The surfactant free, mixed cellulose esters membrane can be used for cell surface receptor, in vitro toxicology, microbial attachment and polarized uptake assays. When compared to plastic, cells had two- to three-fold higher densities and a more cuboidal morphology with rounded nuclei.
Isopore Membrane (Polycarbonate)
For Growth of Attachment-dependent Cells without Matri: This track-etched, hydrophilic polycarbonate membrane is tissue culture treated to allow growth of attachment-dependent cells without the use of extracellular matrix (ECM). It is especially recommended for transport/permeability applications. The inserts are available in 5 pore sizes.
PET Membrane (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
For Growth of Attachment-dependent Cells without Matrix: This track-etched, thin film membrane is translucent or microscopically transparent for better cell visualization and monitoring of the cell monolayer. It is tissue culture treated to promote cell attachment and growth.