The EZSPHERE product line-up of Asahi Glass Company (Japan), are plastic dishes and multi-well plates for mammalian cell culture. The entire surface of each EZSPHERE dish (or well) is engineered with micro-wells of specific dimensions, depending on the product. These micro-wells are laser etched and consequently highly consistent in size and depth. Furthermore, the plastic surfaces are treated with a compatible coating that prevents cell adherence. There are two types of coatings; MPC-polymer coating and SP-polymer coating. Both are functionally equivalent in performance but differ chemically. The MPC-coating is biochemically similar to lipid membrane components, while the SP-polymer is a stably-bonded organic coating with extremely minimal leaching. Cells cultured on a single EZSPHERE plate will form hundreds to thousands of uniform-sized aggregates (spheroids), depending on the plate configuration.
The EZ-OPEN Tissue Culture Flask line-up are standard non-coated plasticware flasks with resilient but easily removable peel-way surfaces. This peel-away cover allows for easy access to cultured cells, resulting in improved yields during harvesting.