TRL is now the sole distributor of the Quasi Vivo® Interconnected Cell Culture System in the United States and Canada. After ten years of research, Kirkstall Ltd. released the Quasi Vivo® advanced cell culture system to provide ‘in-vivo’ like conditions for cell growth. By providing flow of cell culture media the system provides a more physiologically accurate representation than cultures grown in static well plates.
The Quasi Vivo® system consists of a series of cell culture chambers connected through dynamic flow of media throughout the system. This arrangement allows more in-depth studies of interactions between cell types, and supports meso-scale culture systems to provide more physiologically relevant metabolic data not available with conventional in-vitro techniques.
- Academic Research
Quasi Vivo® Products
The QV500 cell culture chamber provides a flexible research tool for low-flow perfusion cell culture. Molded from medical grade silicone, the QV500 is compatible with monolayer cultures using glass and plastic coverslips as well as a range of scaffolds to support 3D cell culture models.
The QV600 Air-Liquid Interface (ALI) chamber has been designed to culture skin, respiratory epithelium, and other tissues requiring membrane support using commercially available standard 24 well hanging inserts. The QV600 can also be adapted to create a double cavity chamber to study membrane and barrier models.
The QV900 6-chamber optical tray is a compact, disposable unit which provides a range of configuration options within the footprint of a standard well-plate. The QV900 tray is made of cell culture treated polypropylene and each chamber is the diameter of a standard well of a 24-well cell culture plate.
TRL can supply two quality peristaltic pumps ideal for working with the Quasi Vivo® system:
- Parker Polyflex 6-channel peristaltic pump: 6 parallel channel peristaltic pump. Compatible with humidified incubators, manual control. Power supply accepts any voltage 100-240V.
- Parker Polyflex 2-channel peristaltic pump: 2 independently controlled pump heads, compatible with humidified incubators, manual controls, dimensions (cm) h:10.5, w 19.5, d 17. 100-120V power.
We carry the components necessary to replace used parts.
Quasi Vivo® Product Catalog
|QuasiVivo® Catalog Number||Description|
|QVCWSK||Quasi Vivo® QV500 Culture-well starter kit (inc. 3 QV500 chambers, tubing, and reservoirs)|
|QVCW5X||5-pack of Quasi Vivo® QV500 culture-well chambers|
|QVTWSK||Quasi Vivo® QV600 Trans-well Starter Kit (inc. 3 QV600 chambers, tubing, and reservoirs)|
|QCTW5X||5-pack of Quasi Vivo® QV600 trans-well chambers|
|QV6WSK||Quasi Vivo® QV900 6-well starter kit (inc. 3 Quasi Vivo® QV900 6-well trays, tubing, and reservoirs)|
|QVT12X||12-pack of Quasi Vivo® QV900 6-well trays|
|QVT24X||24-pack of Quasi Vivo® QV900 6-well trays|
|QVT60X||60-pack of Quasi Vivo® QV900 6-well trays|
|QV6WTU||Sterile connecting tubing for Quasi Vivo® QV900 6-well trays|
|QVPP6C||Parker Polyflex 6-channel peristaltic pump|
|QVPP2C||Parker Polyflex 2-channel peristaltic pump|
Only for sale in North America.
Visit the Lonza e-store to place your order online or contact Customer Service at (800)638-8174.
Quasi Vivo® User Manuals
Each manual contains detailed instructions on the use of the corresponding product.