The Physiochip family comprises several microfluidic based culture chambers which aiming to create cell and tissue culture environments that resemble the in-vivo conditions.
Three different chip models are currently availible which permit to generate different culture conditions under controlled flow conditions in a microfluidic environment.
The Physiochip system is designed to be minimise the appearing of bubbles in the flow circuit and can be used without the need of previous experience. To achive the optimal functionality, the chip is encapsulated in a holder which, in addition, constitutes de interface between the micro and the macro scales. The encapsualte removes most of the difficulties posed by the tiny size of the microfluidic devices for cell culture:
In order to allow sample inspection, the Physiochip is compatible with high-end microscopy and live cell imaging systems.