POC-R2  Cell Cultivation System

POC-R2  Cell Cultivation System

The POC-R2 Cell Cul­ti­va­tion Sys­tem (Perfu­sion Open and Closed) has an obser­va­tion area of Ø 29 - 32 mm. It is a sys­tem for all micro­scop­ic tech­niques and suit­able for short- and long-term cul­ti­va­tion and obser­va­tion of cell and tis­sue cul­tures. All parts of the POC cham­bers can be ster­il­ized.


Improved micro­scopes and dif­fer­ent opti­cal tech­niques now allow high stan­dards in the micro­scop­ic analy­sis of liv­ing cells. Heat­ed micros­cope stages and cli­mate box­es offer the pos­si­bil­i­ty of observ­ing cells and tis­sues under sta­bi­lized tem­per­a­tures. Dif­fer­ent cli­mate box­es are capa­ble of hold­ing the desired tem­per­a­ture and the pH val­ue of the medi­um in which the cells are being cul­tured by a reg­u­la­tion of CO2. In addi­tion, the O2 val­ue can be reg­u­lat­ed under con­di­tions like in vivo.
The POC Cham­ber Sys­tem meets the demands of dif­fer­ent micro­scop­ic meth­ods in the obser­va­tion and analy­sis of liv­ing cells. It allows both Open and Closed Cul­ti­va­tion and Open or Closed Per­fu­sion.
The inserts for Open or Closed Cul­ti­va­tion or for Per­fu­sion are fixed onto a base plate. Open and Closed Cul­ti­va­tion as well as Closed Per­fu­sion with 2 input/output canals (includ­ed in the Set) are pos­si­ble. The Open Cul­ti­va­tion Set­up allows a rapid entrance to the cells and an easy medi­um exchange. If used in the “open”-mode, the cham­ber can be pro­tect­ed against the evap­o­ra­tion of water by a spe­cial Foil­Cov­er Set for POC- R2.
The POC-R2 Cell Cul­ti­va­tion Sys­tem has a round base­plate and an obser­va­tion area of Ø 29 - 32 mm. The vol­ume of the cham­ber is 0.9 - 1.8 ml (closed) and up to 3.0 ml (open). The cells are cul­ti­vat­ed on cov­er­slips with a thick­ness of 0.17 mm (Ø 42 mm).
  • Sys­tem for all micros­cope tech­niques
  • Suit­able for short- and long-term cul­ti­va­tion
  • Open and closed cul­ti­va­tion as well as open and closed per­fu­sion are pos­si­ble (for open per­fu­sion, an Expan­sion Set for POC-R2 has to be ordered sep­a­rate­ly)
  • In the case of open cul­ti­va­tion, the cham­ber can be pro­tect­ed from evap­o­ra­tion by a Foil­Cov­er
  • In all POC appli­ca­tions, the cells can be cul­ti­vat­ed on glass
  • A pre-cultivation of cells on cov­er glass­es (Schott: 170 µm ± 5 µm, No. 1.5) in Petri dish­es is pos­si­ble; the assem­bling of the ster­ile POC cham­ber occurs in a lam­i­nar air flow
  • All parts of the POC cham­ber can be ster­il­ized by auto­clav­ing (121°C) or by dry heat­ing (165-170°C)
For a bet­ter cell cul­ti­va­tion, the glass­es can be ster­ile­ly coat­ed with Col­la­gen IV, Poly-L-Lysine, Poly-D-Lysine, Fibronectin or oth­ers.
For longer obser­va­tions of cell and tis­sue cul­tures under the invert­ed micros­cope, the POC-R2 cham­ber should be placed into a Heat­ing Frame 2000 or Heat­ing Insert by PeCon.
POC-R2  Cell Cultivation System


  • A large variety of devices for the heating and cooling/heating of cell culture vessels

Compatible PeCon Products:

Most PeCon devices for the heating and cooling/heating of cell culture vessels, e.g.:  

Expansion Set for Open Perfusion:

Application Examples: