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Flex-FPM — FlexAFM with FluidFM® add-on

  • Hollow cantilevers open the door to fascinating new experiments
  • An integrated solution with optical, force, and microfluidic control
  • Innovative and intuitive handling
  • Comes with Nanosurf’s reliability, experience, and know-how
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Description

The next-generation microfluidic tool for nanomanipulation and single-cell biology

Flex-FPM (FluidFM probe microscope) combines the force sensitivity and positional accuracy of the Nanosurf FlexAFM with FluidFM technology by Cytosurge to allow a whole range of exciting applications in single-cell biology and nanoscience:

 Key features and benefits
  • Opens the door to fascinating new experiments
  • An integrated solution with optical, force, and microfluidic control
  • Innovative and intuitive handling
  • Comes with Nanosurf’s reliability, experience, and know-how

Flex-FPM opens the door to fascinating new experiments

single cell adhesion

colloidal spectroscopy

single cell injection

spotting

single bacteria adhesion

single cell isolation

single cell extraction

nanolithography

Also see the Nanosurf application gallery or the sidebar with applications and publications on the right for more intriguing Flex-FPM and FluidFM experiments.

An integrated solution with optical, force, and fluidic control

Optical cell selection by fluorescence properties (left image). The cantilever was gently placed on the cell under force control and trypsin administration was monitored from a co-deposited fluorescence dye (blue). After release, the cell was picked up with the same cantilever and isolated from the rest by placing it in a separate well, sorted by fluorescence (right image; adapted from Lab Chip (2014) 14, 402‑414 with permission from The Royal Society of Chemistry). Data courtesy: O. Guilaume-Gentil, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

Innovative and intuitive handling

With its touchscreen interface and predefined experimental workflows, the intuitive FluidFM ARYA operator software will guide you through each of your experiments step-by-step.

All FluidFM probes come in sterile blister packs and pre-mounted on plastic carrier clips. Each blister pack has a QR code that can be read with the QR code reader supplied with the Flex-FPM system to allow direct import of detailed cantilever information into the operator software.

Applications
  • Biomaterial Characterisation
  • Bionanomechanics
  • Cell Manipulation
  • Injection/Extraction
  • Material Spotting
  • Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy (SICM)
Components and Accessories
  • Nanosurf FlexAFM scan head
  • Nanosurf C3000 controller
  • Nanosurf inverted microscope stage
  • FluidFM microfluidics control system
  • Blister pack barcode reader
  • Dedicated PC for data acquisition and analysis
  • FluidFM ARYA operator software
  • Optional 100-µm Z-actuator