ALine Modular Device Assembly

Step-by-Step Assembly Instructions

Video of Assembly (shows assembly of trench-down device, note chip is placed trench-up on fixture A1)

Recommended Tweezers:

Techni-Tool Tweezer Stainless Steel Precision Type GG (Techni-Tool Part #: 758TW534)

Techni-Tool SMD Handling Tweezer Double Angle SM111SA (Techni-Tool Part #: 758TW003)

Bottom Channel Orientation

Trench-Up vs Trench-Down

Trench-Down Device

Trench-Up Device

The orientation of the chip in your device will depend on your application. For example, trench-down devices are useful if you desire a completely flat monolayer of cells and want to avoid changes in geometry. Trench-up devices are crucial for those using high resolution imaging and need to minimize working distance of cells and the objective.

When assembling your device, you place the chip in the OPPOSITE orientation than the desired final orientation, as shown in the video.