Silicone Imaging Chamber


RC-26GS and PM-1

The classic RC-26G chamber in a disposable, silicone format.

  • Eliminates the need for a grease seal

  • Incorporates Warner's diamond fluidics

  • Low cost for disposable applications



The RC-26G chamber has been one of Warner Instruments' most popular recording and imaging chambers. We now offer this classic chamber in a disposable, silicone-based format. The format of this new chamber carries with it all of the features of the classic RC-26G design, including the use of a 22 x 40 mm coverslip for the chamber floor.

A special magnetic platform, the PM-8, is used to clamp the RC-26GS silicone chamber and coverslip together. The clamping action of the PM-8, along with the silicone, makes for a very secure seal between the chamber and coverslip without the use of messy vacuum greases.

The RC-26GS silicone chamber enables excellent access for both water-immersion objectives and for electrodes when used with an upright microscope. The bath volume of the RC-26GS is 234 ul/mm. The large diamond-shaped bath area allows for the insertion and removal of 15 mm round coverslips. Large samples can be directly placed into this chamber.

The RC-26GS silicone chamber and platform requires a stage adapter to complete the assembly for mounting onto a microscope.

Chambers are packaged in lots of two and are supplied with an ST-3 suction tube, a MAG-2 magnetic clamp (for suction tubes), a pack of #1 thickness glass coverslips (CS-22/40, 22x40 mm, 50/pkg.), and 10 ft of PE-160 tubing.



Medical grade silicone

Bath dimensions (L x W x H)

24 x 15 x 4 mm

Outer dimensions (L x W x H)

40 x 23 x 4 mm

Volume, by depth

234 μl/mm

Bottom coverglass

22 x 40 mm

Input tubing (ID x OD)

1.14 x 1.57 mm (PE-160)

Aspirator coupling

1.67 mm (OD)

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