Micro-Flask System For Reproducible Cultivation On Microtiter Plates

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Applikon Micro-Flask

Applikon Micro-Flask

An easy-to-use, and cost-effective technology platform for the rapid handling and growth of large numbers of microbial strains, clonal libraries, mutant banks, and cell lines. This system enables a single person to grow and test thousands of strains simultaneously with a minimum of repetitive handlings.

Speed up your process by cultivating strains in parallel

  • Low and uniform evaporation rates
  • Sterile barrier for individual wells prevents cross contamination
  • Oxygen transfer rates similar to shake flasks in standard orbital shakers
  • Conversion of 24 and 96 microtiter plates (both deep and low-well plates) into individual micro-bioreactors
  • Simultaneous and reproducible sampling of 96 frozen glycerol stocks using our Cryo-Replicator

All handling with the Micro-Flask is performed in parallel with sets of 24 or 96 strains. It provides a more efficient use of your current orbital shaker, with time savings up to a factor 10 possible. It allows for the same quality of growth as in Erlenmeyer flasks in terms of oxygen transfer rates and reproducibility.

Consumables & Accessories

The Applikon Micro-Flask allows for:

  • various square deep-well and round low-well microtiter plates
  • a Sandwich-cover (silicone seal, ePTFE + microfibre layer and stainless steel cover)
  • a clamp
  • a Cryo replicator and press

The Applikon Micro-Flask is ideal for the following applications:

  • Growth medium optimization studies
  • Comparative studies e.g. clinical isolates
  • Screening and distribution of clone libraries in E. coli or yeasts
  • High-throughput screening for high-activity or high-productivity mutants
  • High-throughput screening for new enzyme activities or formation of secondary metabolites (heterogeneous culture collections)