Millicell filter plates are optimized to support suspension and adherent cell growth and differentiation in a more in vivo-like state than plastic culture plates. The membrane bottoms of the Millicell plates allow cells to access media on both their apical and basolateral sides. Additionally, these plates incorporate track-etched thin film membranes for reliable monolayer formation, microscopically transparent membranes for easy cell visualization, and fluorescence-compatible plastics and membranes.
The 24-well plate is designed for maximum user convenience and includes features that maintain assay integrity. Additionally, the 24-well Millicell cell culture plate has twice the membrane surface area compared with other 24-well plates. This allows researchers to utilize greater cell mass, which more closely models cell behavior. The plates are automation-compatible and reduce the risk of monolayer contamination with “footed” membrane plates that remain elevated when disassembled from the feeder tray and raised-well edges for better tape seating. Teardrop-shaped receiver wells eliminate air bubbles as plates are assembled.Millipore