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FluoroDish Cell Culture

FluoroDish Cell Culture

Optical Grade Glass Bottom Culture Dishes For Imaging

Cover-glass bottom for observing and growing cells for imaging

  • Optical quality glass bottom on petri dish offers better imaging quality (RI=1.525)
  • Low sample volume for expensive chemicals
  • Lowest access angle for micropipette
  • Qty: 100


Improve Research Results

with Fluorodish Optical Grade Glass Bottom Culture Dishes

Get the highest quality images and video for your research with FluoroDish Cell Culture dishes. Their optical quality glass bottom is as thin as a coverslip, which ensures the least amount of distortions and excellent heat transfer without any of the autofluoresence issues so common with plastic petri dishes.

Choose the style that suits your application. For live cell imaging, embryo research, and life science researchers working with small sample volumes, the 35mm Fluorodish petri dish with a 10mm well (FD3510) is ideal. Researchers working with expensive chemicals or experimental drugs choose the FD3510. They are also an excellent choice for microinjection applications, because they are designed with the lowest access angle for easier insertion of a micropipette during cellular microinjection. Fluorodishes are also available in 35mm (FD35) or 50mm (FD5040) sizes for cell culturing applications. For better adhesion of neurons, try the 35mm Fluorodish that is coated with poly-D-lysine (FD35PDL).

Cited in 575 reference articles (in the NIH PubMed Central® alone), our optical grade, glass bottom petri dishes are unique in the marketplace and conform to strict quality control standards.


When you need quality glass bottom cell culture dishes with less optical distortion, excellent UV transmission, low cytotoxicity and guaranteed sterility, order WPI Fluorodishes. 

  • Optical quality glass bottom of the petri dish for shorter working distances, larger numerical aperture and higher magnification
  • Non-fluorescent glass so you can discern weaker signals
  • Allows the use of immersion objectives
  • Flat bottom optimizes heat exchange
  • Less optical distortion and superior UV transmission
  • Low cytotoxicity adhesive to ensure cells' survival
  • Individually packaged and gamma sterilized
  • Multiple sizes and designs to suit your application
  • Optional Poly-D-Lysine coating for neurons
  • Dishes designed for low volumes or large growth areas

Optical Grade Glass Bottom for Exceptional Imaging Quality 

The FluoroDish™ bottom glass has superior UV transmission (30% transmission at 300 nm, compared to less than 7% for the most popular German glass). Stringent quality control ensures that glass thickness of the dish bottom is 0.17 ±0.01 mm. That is as thin as a coverslip. The thin glass lets you use a higher magnification so you get the highest possible image resolution. Glass avoids the problems of inherent autofluorescence present in plastics and yields a higher signal-to-noise ratio by avoiding interference.

Specially Formulated Low Toxicity Adhesive

FluoroDish™ petri dishes use a specially formulated adhesive that is optically clear, durable and with extremely low toxicity. Tests by an independent laboratory have shown that the 96-hour survival rate of rat embryos typically exceeds 95% when kept in a FluoroDish™. 

Multiple sizes

We have a 50 mm diameter petri dish and two types of 35 mm diameter petri dishes. An inner well is created within the dish by the glass bottom and the tissue culture grade polystyrene which forms the sides of the dish. They are individually packed and gamma sterilized.

The 35 mm petri dish has outside dimensions similar to that of a Corning 35 mm petri dish and has ø23.5 mm glass window (FD35) or ø10 mm glass window (FD3510). Most heaters and perfusion adapters designed for the Corning 35 mm petri dish also fit this petri dish.

Poly-D-Lysine coating or uncoated

The 23.5 mm glass petri dish is available uncoated or poly-D-lysine-coated. Some cell lines (e.g., PC3 and HEK) adhere well to the uncoated glass bottom dish. The poly-D-lysine coating reportedly improves the adhesion of neuron cells. You may also apply any special coating that is best for your cell line to uncoated dishes.

Low volume dishes or large growth areas

The 10 mm glass dish (FD3510) has low sidewalls for easy microelectrode access and low solution volume. The low microelectrode access angle is the lowest among all of 35 mm dishes on the market (very close to that of a 50 mm dish). The dish needs only about 115 µL to cover the bottom well, an important feature when using expensive drugs and chemicals.

The 50 mm petri dish (FD50) has a large growth area (35 mm well diameter), a low access angle for microelectrodes, and grips for easy handling.



FluoroDish Cell Culture Dish - 35mm, 23mm well, pkg of 100, individually packed.

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FluoroDish Cell Culture Dish - 35mm, 10mm well, pkg of 100, individually packed

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FluoroDish Cell Culture Dish - 35mm, 23 mm well, Poly-D-Lysine Coated, pkg of 100, i...

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FluoroDish Cell Culture Dish - 50mm, 35mm well, box of 100, individually packed

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