Introducing GRIDS, fluidic µ-wells for cell biology

Beyond microtiter plates

GRIDS break the limits imposed by traditional microtiter plates. They are highly scalable arrays of individual and isolated chambers with resolutions ranging from 1,536 to 100,000 - all on the footprint of a standard microtiter plate. GRIDS provide excellent optics on any microscope, operate with minute volumes and are easy to integrate in common workflows. Empower your plates with GRIDS on demand!

GRIDS can easily be applied to conventional polystyrene cell culture dishes and/or glass-bottom dishes

Single-cell cloning, Cell-line development, sc-qRT-PCR, sc-WGA

Single and combinatorial drug screens at sub-μl scale

Key benefits and features

  • Cost-effective GRIDS can be applied onto common polystyrene and/or glass-bottom dishes. No need for costly upfront manufacturing
  • Save precious reagents GRIDS operate with nl-µl volumes, and significantly reduce the consumption of precious reagents
  • Excellent optics GRIDS provide excellent optics on any microscope which is particularly useful for workflows applying single cells, such as cell-line development, sc-qRT-PCR, sc-WGA, as well as assuring the clonality of cells
  • Optimal and streamlined workflows GRIDS can easily be applied to dishes, removed from dishes and rebuild on demand - such flexibility and versatility is ideal for many workflows that require individual treatment (e.g., different drugs) of cells as well as common steps (e.g., fixation, washing)
  • Easy integration GRIDS easily integrate with downstream applications, such as sc-qRT-PCR, sc-WGA, or cell-cloning through automated seeding, feeding, washing and harvesting of cells


"For years we have worked with millilitre volumes, adding microliters of costly reagents because relatively large cell numbers (millions) were needed for our assays. This need no longer be the case, and we can now scale experiments down at least 3 orders of magnitude with the iota system. This becomes hugely important for academic groups working with expensive cells or reagents, how else could we afford to do a 256 well experiment in a single 60mm dish?"

Curious to know more?

GRIDS have been used with several different organisms - from bacteria, yeast, immortalized & primary cells, stem cells and even C. elegans, in workflows ranging from single-cell work to drug screening.

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