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CELLBLOKS®: Organ-on-a-Chip platform allowing a plug-and-play approach towards building organotypic models

Create your own unique experiments using this versatile and straightforward platform

CELLBLOKS® is unique because no other plate platform allows you to study complex in-vivo like cell-cell interaction studies with ease. The interactive LEGO®-like “plug and play” nature of the device makes it versatile allowing you to perform a wide range of cell-cell combination studies.  Using CELLBLOKS® you can build complex models by simply putting together different cell growth Blocks in one platform that are designed to mimic both barrier organs and those in systematic circulation.  The platform is designed in standard well plate format that makes it compatible with standard readout equipment and minimizes any workflow disruption

Multiple cell and organ type co-culture

Configure combinations matrix to determine the interaction of each cell type being studied

CELLBLOKS® system allows you to set-up three-way combination possibilities which means that each cell type in a system can be tested individually, in sets of two and in a tri-culture all within one plate. In fact,CELLBLOKS®, is the only platform that enables researchers this three-way expansion. CELLBLOKS® matrix enables you to identify and select correct cell type combinations for further study at early stage, helping you save time and money.

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CELLBLOKS® technology

Improved Reproducibility

Produce reliable data by maintaining similar environments across experiments

The CELLBLOKS® is designed in a standard SBS plate format to work with regular CO2 incubator and readout equipment. This enables you to minimize environmental differences across standard culture vessels and read-out equipment giving you more reliable and reproducible data.

Quick and simple analysis

Visualise and monitor in real-time 

The open top access allows you to monitor the experiments in real-time. Cells can be imaged live by a standard confocal microscopy without being disrupted. In addition, media can be collected for further analysis while the cells are interacting permitting long term effect to be studied.

Saves time

Easy to set up “Plug and Play” Block design also facilitates modification of experiments in real time

Remove and substitute individual cell growth Blocks from the base chamber at any time without disturbing other cells in culture. This gives you more time to generate data that you need and spend less time in re-setting the experiments from the beginning

More Productive

Perform multiple experiments simultaneously in one platform 

Each platform has four individual channels to run separate cell-cell interaction experiments all at the same time within one device, enabling more productivity in less time.

  • Plug and play components

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  • Circulatory Blocks

    Simulating organs in systematic circulation e.g. liver, brain, heart, lung

  • Barrier Blocks

    Simulate barrier organs (eg, blood brain barrier & epithelial layers)

  • Blank Blocks

    Are used to isolate cell cultures from other compartments and are often used as control blocks

How does it work

Find out how the technology works, its applications and read case studies. 

Related resources


Introducing CELLBLOKS®: a novel organ-on-a-chip platform allowing a plug-and-play approach towards building organotypic models


Engineering liver model using CELLBLOKS®: a novel approach to in-vitro pre-clinical drug screening

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