CoverWell™ Imaging Chambers


CoverWell™ imaging chambers are designed to stabilize and support thick and free-floating specimens for confocal microscopy and imaging applications. The reusable press-to-seal silicone chambers form removable enclosures for repeat staining or specimen re-positioning. Flexible coverslip material allows these chambers to be removed from the thinnest coverglass without breaking the glass or damaging the specimen. The thin (0.18mm / 0.007”) polycarbonate cover displays excellent transparency. Imaging chambers are available with or without adhesive. Adhesive CoverWells ™ are designed to form peel-and-stick leak-proof enclosures for the permanent mounting of thick specimens.

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Use CoverWell Imaging Chambers


  • Confocal microscopy 
  • Imaging 
  • Tissue and Cell staining
  •  High Resolution Microscopy
  •   Live-cell imaging 


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Q: What solvents are compatible with CoverWell™ products?

A:  CoverWells are manufactured from Lexan Polycarbonate (cover) Silicone (gasket) and Acrylic/Silicone Adhesive (interface).   Steer clear of soaking in Alcohol and no exposure to Xylenes, Toluene, Chloroform, Acetone. DMF is fine.