micro-Insert 4 well family

micro-Insert 4 well family


A 4-well silicone insert for live cell imaging of both adherent and suspension cells.

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micro-Insert 4 well family

  • Allows long-term microscopy assays of single cells
  • Cultivation of small numbers of cells without evaporation risks
  • Conical wells for superb optical quality


  • Live cell imaging of adherent and suspension cells
  • Immunofluorescence assays
  • Immobilization of cells in small wells, e.g., for 3D assays
  • Performing long-term microscopy assays lasting up to several weeks
  • Co-cultivation of cells
  • Cell tracking of very small cell numbers over time
  • Cell differentiation, e.g., single stem cells

Technical features

  • Four small 2.0 mm x 1.5 mm microscopy wells with a 4:3 digital format
  • Suspension cells cannot escape the observation field
  • Adhesive underside
  • Transferable to any flat clean surface
  • No material is left behind upon the insert’s removal
  • Includes a rim for easy handling of the insert with tweezers

Product variations

Ready-to-use – i.e., transfer of inserts not required

Single micro-Insert 4 Well in a 35 mm µ-Dish

  • Individual inserts for single experiments
  • Ideal cell growth on ibiTreat surface
  • An uncoated version of the µ-Dish is available, allowing for the application of individual coatings and subsequent re-insertion of  the micro-Insert 4 well
For specialized use – transfer of inserts required

25 micro-Insert 4 Well for self-insertion

  • 25 pieces in a transport dish
  • Used for self insertion into 6 or 12 well plates, or other formats
  • Not to be used without transferring the micro-Insert

Ideal coverage using Digital Imaging with CCD cameras

3D application

Possible filling procedures

Minor well filling

  • Minimal volume
  • Individual wells

Whole well filling

  • Moderate volume
  • Wells connected by medium

Whole µ-Dish filling

  • Maximum volume
  • Maximum experimental duration



Number of wells 4
Dimensions of wells (w x l) in mm 2.0 x 1.5
(digital format 4:3)
Diameter of the complete insert 12 mm
Height of the complete insert 4,2 mm
Volume per well 10 µl
Growth area per well 0,03 cm2
Coating area per well 0,23 cm²
Material Biocompatible silicone
Bottom No bottom - sticky underside

Ordering information

Cat. no. Description Pcs./Box
80406 micro-Insert 4 well in µ-Dish 35 mm, high, ibiTreat: ready to use, tissue culture treated, sterilized 30
80409 25 micro-Inserts 4 well for self-insertion: in a 10 cm transport dish, sterilized 25