The MicroDish Culture chip (MDCC) is a disposable for the culture of microorganisms, effectively a massive number of miniaturized “Petri dishes on-a-chip”.
The base of the 8 x 36 mm MDCC is porous, allowing nutrients from beneath the chip to supply organisms growing as microcolonies on the upper surface. Microorganisms cannot penetrate the porous support. The upper surface of the MDCC is divided into growth compartments (= microwells) allowing segregation of different strains. A number of versions of the culture chip are available for different assays.
The MDCC is versatile, allows rapid changing of culture medium, working with difficult organisms and is highly suitable for imaging and recovery from target microcolonies.