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Kima - iPod Touch Microfluidic Pump Geri

  • The Kima™ pump is a microfluidic recirculating pump controlled by an iPod Touch.

    Features:

    • Fits inside standard CO2 incubators - maintaining temperature and humidity.

    • Recirculating long-term perfusion pump

    • Wash mode or pump mode

    • Flow rate:  15 - 35mL/hr ± 4%.

    • Dead volume:  < 300µL

    • Includes iPod Touch which can control up to 4 pump modules independently.

    • Wi-Fi communication.

    • Includes tubing kit for Vena8 biochips or alternative tubing kits for connection to any microfluidic biochip.

    Applications:  Cell culture under shear stress/flow; Biofilm studies; cell culture in biochips with adherent cells (HUVECs), stem cells, HepG2 cells.

    iPod Touch App for Kima pump showing Perfusion setting.

    Specifications

    Volumetric Flow Rates Perfusion mode:  15 - 35 mL/hr (*) +/- 4% 
    Shear Stress Range Perfusion mode:  ~2.5 to ~6.5 dyne/cm2(**)
    Dead Volume < 300 µL
    Working Pressure 30 psi - 2 bars maximum
    Flow Direction

    • Dispense only.

    • Two modes:  wash and perfusion (controlled only by Kima controller via iPod Touch / iPhone)

    Additional features

    • Plug and play with Kima controller and iKima Application (available for iPod Touch / iPhone)

    • Featured with standard 100mL bottle holder

    Dimensions

    190mm x 85mm x 90mm (L x W x H)

    Weight

    < 800g (bottle and tubing not included)

    Conditions of use

    • Temperature: 10˚C to 60˚C 

    • Humidity: < 98% RH 

    • Altitude: < 2000m 

    (*): calibrated test made with a specific flow resistance of 150µm inner diameter by 5cm length 

    (**): shear stress is for information only; based on the connection to 8 channels of a Vena8 Endothelial+ biochip 
    (capillary of 800µm x 120µm)

  • Kima Pump Applications

    The Kima Pump is a simple to use, iPod Touch controlled microfluidic pump for life science applications including: aiding cell culture (e.g. endothelial cells) under physiological conditions (shear flow) in biochips and flow/perfusion chambers; biofilm culture; investigation of nanoparticle uptake in cells; electrophysiology experiments and long-term microfluidic toxicology studies. This webinar shows the application of endothelial cell culture in Cellix's Vena8 Endothelial+ biochips; biofilm culture in Cellix's Vena8 Fluoro+ biochips and investigation of nanoparticle uptake in endothelial cells in Cellix's biochips. The Kima pump is controlled by the iKima Application for use with the iPod Touch and iPhone. The Kima pump is placed inside a standard incubator while the iPod Touch or iPhone, as it's controller, sits on the Universal dock outside the incubator. The Kima pump connects easily to Cellix's Vena biochip range and other manufacturer's flow chambers via fully autoclaveable tubing and delivers pulses of fresh media to cells seeded inside the microchannels. The iKima App is available for download from Apple's iTunes Store.

     

    Kima Pump for Cell Culture

    The Kima Pump is a simple to use, iPod Touch controlled microfluidic pump for life science applications including: aiding cell culture (e.g. endothelial cells) under physiological conditions (shear flow) in biochips and flow/perfusion chambers; electrophysiology experiments; biofilm culture; investigation of nanoparticle uptake in cells and long-term microfluidic toxicology studies. This webinar shows the applicaiton of endothelial cell culture in Cellix's Vena8 Endothelial+ biochips. The Kima pump is controlled by the iKima Application for use with the iPod Touch and iPhone. The Kima pump is placed inside a standard incubator while the iPod Touch or iPhone, as it's controller, sits on the Universal dock outside the incubator. The Kima pump connects easily to Cellix's Vena8 Endothelial+ biochip and other manufacturer's flow chambers via fully autoclaveable tubing and delivers pulses of fresh media to cells seeded inside the microchannels. The iKima App will shortly be available for download from Apple's iTunes Store.

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