Interchangeable Coverslip Dish

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The ICD is a 35mm or 40mm diameter autoclavable and reusable culture dish made of a stainless steel ring into which a 30mm Desag 263, glass #1.5 coverslip is placed and retained by a leak-proof, silicone o-ring seal integrated into a 10m high polycarbonate threaded insert and includes 2 O-rings and 50, 30mm coverslips.

19030812 ICD HEATED LID $597.08

Finally a glass bottomed culture dish that only costs 36¢ per experiment!
The Bioptechs Interchangeable Coverslip Dish (ICD) is a way to reduce the cost of using glass bottomed dishes and  has many other advantages over pre-made glass bottomed dishes.

  • Separate coverglass enables the user to pretreat or condition the coverslip if necessary
  • 25mm clear aperture for more translation room for todays large high N.A. objectives
  • Accessories available for fluid perfusion and a 2nd optical surface above the cells
  • No metal components have contact with the specimen or media
  • The threaded tube can be made any height for special applications
  • All parts are autoclaveable. Therefore, you can control sterility
  • Significantly reduced Z axis drift as compared to plastic
  • Metal base transfers heat from peripheral warmers
  • 30mm German Desag glass ideal for cell culture
  • O-ring sealed for positively preventing leaks
  • Low cost coverslip replacement
  • Fits any 35mm dish warmer
  • Easy to assemble
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The Interchangeable Coverslip Dish has a silicone o-ring built into an autoclavable, polycarbonate tube to ensure a leak proof seal without having to over-tighten the cylinder. The polycarbonate tube design ensures that no metals will come in contact with the media. The dish will use 30mm diameter, #1.5 thickness, low alkaline, Desag 263 coverslips, optimized for cell culture growth. The base is made of stainless steel. The polycarbonate tube height can be anything from a minimum of 10mm to a maximum of 100mm. Therefore, it can be used as both an interchangeable coverslip dish or a settling chamber. The dish can be sterilized by an alcohol rinse or, if needed, the dish is fully autoclavable.

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Recommended Temperature Control!

If your specimen needs warming the best way to achieve physiological temperature for the ICD is a peripheral warmer. The most technologically advanced, efficient, and cost effective way to warm an ICD is the Bioptechs Stable Z Warmer. The Stable Z combines traditional peripheral temperature support with a patent applied for, Z axis stable, temperature transfer technique that also has many advantages over the traditional “stage warmer” approach. Why do you want to warm the stage anyway? The goal is to warm the specimen! The last thing you want to do is warm the stage!


Further details on the Stable Z are available at the Bioptechs Stable Z Warmer page. See if you don’t agree that this is the way specimen warmers should have been made from the beginning!

Interchangeable Coverslip Dish warmed by a Stable Z Stage Adapter


Interchangeable Coverslip Dish Heated Lid

The Bioptechs ICD Heated Lid is an accessory for the Interchangeable Coverslip Dish (ICD) which enables the user to atmospherically seal an ICD, provide a gas, such as CO², over the surface of the media in the ICD, prevent condensation from forming, and allow trans-illumination on an inverted microscope. It is autoclavable, reusable and powered by a 2.5 volt source from either a battery or the auxiliary power supply. The lid is available with gas perfusion only, or with gas and media perfusion.
ICD Heated Lid with gas perfusion only – 1903-0812 – $506.00
ICD Heated Lid with gas and media perfusion – 1903-0812-2 – $631.00

The ICD Heated Lid comes with a power supply, a controller to adjust the temperature of the of the heated lid, two additional o-rings, and temperature dots. The temperature dots turn green only at 37°C, which allows you to initially set the heated lid to the proper temperature.

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Interchangeable Coverslip Dish with Heated Lid on Stable Z System

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The base is available in either 35mm or 40 mm diameter each having a 25mm imaging aperture.
30mm Coverslips are available in number 1.5 thickness or 0.5mm
Standard threaded inserts are 10mm high but custom sizes are available
The volume in the dish is dependent on the height of the threaded insert.
The ID of the threaded insert is 25mmInterchangeable Coverslip Dish Set, PN: 190310, which includes:
(1) Dish Base, (1) 10mm high threaded insert, and (2) o-rings, (50) 30mm coverslips.(10+) Interchangeable Coverslip Dish Sets, (PN: 190310) If ordering 10+ dish sets you will receive a 19% Discount!.
Includes: (10+) Dish Base, ( 10+) 10mm Threaded Insert, (20+) o-rings, (500+ pk) 30mm Coverslips
30mm Coverslip (Qty 100), PN: 301313-0319


Glass Culture Cylinders
Starter Set (2, 4, 6, 8, 10mm) 070303-1919 $186.59
1 mm Inner Diameter x 5mm high 070303-01 $37.32
2 mm Inner Diameter x 5mm high 070303-02 $37.32
4 mm Inner Diameter x 5mm high 070303-04 $37.32
6 mm Inner Diameter x 5mm high 070303-06 $37.32
8 mm Inner Diameter x 5mm high 070303-08 $37.32
10 mm Inner Diameter x 5mm high 070303-10 $37.32
12 mm Inner Diameter x 5mm high 070303-12 $37.32
14 mm Inner Diameter x 5mm high 070303-14 $37.32
Interchangeable Coverslip Dish Set includes:
(1) 40mm Dish Base, (1) 10mm high threaded insert, and (2) o-rings, (50) 30mm coverslips
190310 $119.42
Interchangeable Coverslip Dish Set includes:
(1) 35mm Dish Base, (1) 10mm high threaded insert, and (2) o-rings, (50) 30mm coverslips
190310-35 $119.42
Interchangeable Coverslip Dish Set includes: (Order of 10+ sets)
(10+) 40mm Dish Base, (10+) 10mm high threaded insert, and (20+) o-rings, (500+) 30mm coverslips
190310 $97.03
Interchangeable Coverslip Dish Set includes: (Order of 10+ sets)
(10+) 35mm Dish Base, (10+) 10mm high threaded insert, and (20+) o-rings, (500+) 30mm coverslips
190310-35 $97.03
Interchangable Coverslip Dish Heated Lid 1903-0812 $597.08
For ICD price break per set, must order 10+ sets at one time.
30mm Coverslip (#1.5 Thick) Qty 100 30-1313-0319 $40.31
 30mm Coverslip (#1.5 Thick) Qty 1000  30-1313-03192  $362.79