TRL, now Lonza, is the sole distributor of the Quasi Vivo® Interconnected Cell Culture System in the United States and Canada. After ten years of research, Kirkstall Ltd. released the Quasi Vivo® advanced cell culture system to provide ‘in-vivo’ like conditions for cell growth. By providing flow of cell culture media the system provides a more physiologically accurate representation than cultures grown in static well plates.
The Quasi Vivo® system consists of a series of cell culture chambers connected through dynamic flow of media throughout the system. This arrangement allows more in-depth studies of interactions between cell types, and supports meso-scale culture systems to provide more physiologically relevant metabolic data not available with conventional in-vitro techniques.
Introducing…Quasi Vivo® – Advanced Interconnected Flow Systems
Watch the video below for a 5-minute introduction to Quasi Vivo®, a commercially available Milli-fluid interconnected cell culture system that is flexible, easy to use and provides a significantly more human relevant research environment.
- Academic Research
Watch the archived webinar “Building Better In Vitro Models Using the Quasi Vivo® System”, for a proper introduction to Quasi Vivo®. Dr. Kelly Davidge, Kirkstall, discusses the many applications of Quasi Vivo®, with a particular focus on Liver, Cardio and Co-culture models
Quasi Vivo® Products
The QV500 cell culture chamber provides a flexible research tool for low-flow perfusion cell culture. Molded from medical grade silicone, the QV500 is compatible with monolayer cultures using glass and plastic coverslips as well as a range of scaffolds to support 3D cell culture models.
The QV600 Air-Liquid Interface (ALI) chamber has been designed to culture skin, respiratory epithelium, and other tissues requiring membrane support using commercially available standard 24 well hanging inserts. The QV600 can also be adapted to create a double cavity chamber to study membrane and barrier models.