C.elegans
Instruments

The screenchip™ system

The ScreenChip™ System, along with the WMicrotracker System, allows you to get an in-depth understanding of worm behavior. The ScreenChip™ System, allows a C. elegans visual screening and phenotyping platform to associate visual phenotypes with feeding behavior. With the ScreenChip™ System, you’re able to measure, visualize, and analyze the neuromuscular aspects of feeding behavior, assess the neuronal and physiological responses to drugs, aging, genetic modifications, or environmental changes.

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Perform multiple phenotyping analyses at once, i.e., morphology, fluorescence, defecation, and feeding behavior while your worm is immobilized in the chip;

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Record videos that are perfectly synchronized to the EPG traces, all with a single software;
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Eliminate experimenter’s bias and get more reproducible data;
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Observe and playback all the molecular and cellular events in the pharynx to better understand what is happening to your worms.

ScreenChip Cartridge

The ScreenChip Cartridge used with the ScreenChip™ System is a microfluidic device designed for rapid, accurate data collection from C. elegans and related nematodes. Each disposable cartridge makes a robust connection to the ScreenChip Dock. The ScreenChip moves worms one by one from an Eppendorf tube and into a recording chamber that detects electrical signals from the pharyngeal pumping of the worm. Each cartridge can record up to 50 worms per chip or one to two days of use. 

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Available in packages of 10. The variety pack includes 2 x SC10, 2x SC20, 2x SC30, 2 x SC40, and 2 x SC60.

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