What is it intended for? Use it notably for wound-healing assay & immunocytochemistry experiments. It is very helpful when you are working with super expensive reagents or very rare cell lines, and when you want to test various experimental hypothesis.
No limit! Choose a ready-to-use design (Solo - Quartet - Nonet - Presto - Allegro). Or design your own shapes & stack them freely.
The "Starter kit" provides 2 sheets of 50 Stencells each. Kit descriptions, designs, Technical datasheet and FAQ
by Vincent Studer, Pierre-Olivier Strale
and Aurélien Pasturel
They were hosted by the Cell Organ-izers joint research laboratory (CNRS-Alvéole).
Powered by the Stencil technology published in Advanced Healthcare Materials .
Stencell for wound-healing experiments
Images shot with a 20X objective during 18 hours (1 image every 2 min) with an inverted microscope.
Image credit: © Pierre-Olivier Strale
Stacking the 5 designs of Stencell
Design your PDMS
Our design process offers total freedom to turn your idea into a PDMS.
We produce it with the highest standards of quality, whether you want 1 or 100 copies
Stack and play
Compose flow channels and chambers, stacking different designs of Stencell
Stick it to a variety of culture labware
So far, it has been successfully stuck on:
Stencell is not glued. It can then be removed to:
Trigger cell migration
Switch from flow chamber to open window
Very useful for wound healing experiments
It is compatible with imaging
These thin sheets of silicone are fully transparent, without autofluorescence
Parallelized and standardized experiments
One multiwell Stencell can perform several experimental conditions
It saves samples and reagents
A few microliters only are required
Gallery of results
The "Starter kit"
- 2 sheets of 50 Stencells each
- Either the same design for the 100 Stencells, or 2 different designs (one design per sheet).
The "Get your own design" kit:
- 1 design study to develop your project
- 2 sheets of 50 Stencells each (priced as the ones available in the "Starter kit")
- You can mix 1 sheet of your design with 1 sheet of the already existing ones.
Each sheet is composed of 50 identical Stencells.
Upon receipt of your purchase order, you will be able to choose either the same design for your 2 sheets, or 2 different designs for your 2 sheets (1 per sheet of 50).
- Solo: 1 circular well - Diam. 12 mm
- Quartet: 4 circular wells - Diam. 3 mm
- Nonet: 9 circular wells - Diam. 3 mm
- Presto: 2 oblong wells spaced by 0.35 mm
- Allegro: 2 oblong wells spaced by 0.62 mm
Stencell and us
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"Sometimes research needs a high level of versatility. This is exactly what appealed me when I met Vincent, Pierre-Olivier and Aurelien. They were hosted by the Cell Organ-izers joint research laboratory, set up by CNRS and our sister company Alveole. So they naturally turned to us when they decided to look for a partner to release their stencils. We knew that Stencell would be so useful to a lot of researchers who could save reagents and cells while testing new ideas and experimental conditions on small volumes. So we said yes immediately. On top of that, the three of them have proven to be highly reactive and proactive, engaged and enthusiastic. They love as much as we do testing new ideas and suggest others. It was a great pleasure to go through our industrial process together!"