VueLife® Closed Culture System
The Clear Choice for Your Cell Culture
♦ These patented technology VueLife® FEP (Fluoro Ethylene Propylene) bags offer unique properties and biological benefits not found in other culture systems.
♦ Innovative design provides a closed biological system greatly reducing the risk of culture contamination while allowing easy access for the introduction of new material.
♦ FEP offers unique benefits that no other plastics can offer. It is biologically, chemically and immunology INERT
♦ All material conforms to USP Class VI.
♦ A non-reactive closed system. No plasticizers, leachables or extractables to adversely affect your cell cultures. The bag is non-reactive with chemicals and biologicals, including DMSO
♦ AFC’s exclusive laser sealing method allows virtually any shape and size.
♦ FEP has excellent O2, CO2 and N2 gas transfer rates yet is virtually impermeable to H20, allowing incubation of cells without any water loss. There is no need to use humidified incubators (a common source for mold and fungus contaminants).
♦ The best temperature range of all plastics! Store your valuable cultures in liquid nitrogen (-196°C) and the bag will remain flexible, and they are unaffected at +205°C. You can freeze for safe preservation or autoclave for sterilization or waste disposal.
♦ Optically Clear! Observe your cells with your microscope (dry or oil immersion). Transmission of 95% UV, visible and infrared.
♦ Very strong! VueLife® Bags may be used in a centrifuge with support – from incubator to centrifuge to liquid nitrogen.
VueLife® FEP bags are also available as Adherent Culture (AC)
◊ AFC AC bags are unique in that the interior of the bags has been treated with electronic corona discharge in the same manner that is used for other tissue culture flasks. This permits reversible adherence of cells and proteins.
◊ Adherence can be reversed by infusing air into the bag and permitting the interior surface to dry. Drying takes less than one minute and is readily apparent by visual observation.
◊ The bag is not coated; corona discharge does not add any coating to the bag. Corona discharge rearranges chemical bonds on the surface of the bag to produce higher surface energy that is evident by being "wettable". The surface energy exceeds 40 dynes per square centimeter.