Millicell Cell Culture Insert, 12 mm, hydrophilic PTFE, 0.4 µm

Hydrophilic PTFE cell culture insert with pore size of 0.4 µm used in a 24-well plate for Cell Attachment, Cell Culture, Cell Differentiation, Fluorescence & Low Protein Binding.

tissue culture plate, tissue culture insert, permeable culture insert, cell culture inserts


PTFE membrane (hydrophilic)
flat wells

Quality Level




lid: no


pack of 48




50 °C max. temp.


cell analysis: suitable (cell attachment)
cell analysis: suitable (cell differentiation)
cell culture | mammalian: suitable


10.5 mm

filter diam.

12 mm

filtration area

0.6 cm2

plate size

1 wells

working volume

400 μL



pore size

0.4 μm pore size


sample type epithelial cells
sample type hematopoietic stem cell(s)
sample type pancreatic stem cell(s)
sample type mesenchymal stem cell(s)
sample type neural stem cell(s)
sample type cardiac stem cell(s)
sample type: human embryonic stem cell(s)
sample type induced pluripotent stem cell(s)
sample type: mouse embryonic stem cell(s)

surface area

0.6 cm2

binding type

low binding surface

detection method


shipped in


General description

Device Configuration: 24-well plate, 0.4μm pore size

With Millicell® inserts, attachment or suspension cells can access media from both their apical and basolateral sides. Cell growth, structure, and function more closely mimic what occurs in vivo. In addition, Millicell® inserts make it possible to study both sides of the cell monolayer.

Millicell® Standing Inserts:
- Promotes excellent cell growth and provides an exceptional opportunity for cell studies

Membrane Type:
Biopore Membrane (hydrophilic PTFE)
- For low protein-binding, live cell viewing, and immunofluorescent applications

Cell Attachment, Cell Growth, Cell Differentiation , Immunocytochemistry


50 pk in Individually blister packaged
Individually blister packaged


Research Category
Cell Culture

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