Glass Bottom Dishes
Why WillCo-dish® glass bottom dishes
The WillCo-dish® Glass Bottom dishes we designed (1996), in response to the optical and environmental needs, created by High Resolution Live Cell Imaging. Glass bottom containers are a requirement, when using High Numerical Aperture coverslip corrected objectives. The WillCo-dish® design insures a flat coverslip for optimal imaging. The coverslip is always horizontal and flush with the warming-stage, which:
- Provides optimal and equally divided heating of the cells on the bottom of the dish, which is of major importance!
- Ensures that there are NO optical aberrations, especially in live cell applications.
- Ensures that there is NO lateral shift in Z.
To keep the glass coverslip bottom flush with the stage-warmer, as well as a flat coverslip bottom, it is essential to have a firm dish, with a solid wall. This strong design of the dish, prevents the dish from twisting, from bending the glass coverslip bottom. Your cells will stay in focus, perfectly!
When picking up the dish from a warming-stage, you can see why they look so solid; the dish has an integrated outer ring, which ensures a 'Safe Grip' handling of the dish and your precious live cells. You do not have to worry about the lid, when picking-up the dish, because it has a smaller diameter than the dish. The 'outer ring', provides a secure grip on the dish and its valuable contents, your cells.