Cell Culture Flasks
  • Cell culture flasks ideal for all suspension cell cultures, including baculovirus, microbial, and algae cultures, as well as media preparation, storage, and all related applications
  • Wide range of premium quality cell culture flasks, including penicillin, spinner, nephelo, and trypsininzing flasks
  • Cell culture flasks manufactured from borosilicate glass are available with KIMAX® KIMCOTE® plastic-coating
  • CELLine™ flasks are designed to enhance small-scale bio-production for antibody and protein generation.
  • WHEATON® Polycarbonate shake flasks support both aerobic and anaerobic culture

Cell Culture Flasks FAQs

Cell Culture Flasks

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many kinds of cell culture flasks made to facilitate the growth of cells depending on the type of cells and the goal of their culturing.

  • Penicillin culture flasks have wide, flat bottom surfaces to accelerate the uniform growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa, or viruses.

  • Shake flasks are Erlenmeyer flasks, or similar, and are well-suited to fit all standard shaking incubator systems. They are versatile and can be used for media preparation, storage, and suspension of all cell cultures.

  • Spinner flasks serve as bioreactors to grow cell cultures in suspension.

  • Nephelo culture flasks have a long sidearm that can be used to measure the amount of particulate material in a nephelometer.

  • Trypsinizing flasks typically have three side baffles to improve agitation because they dissociate cells using the enzyme called trypsin.

  • Incubation flasks are suitable for creating and maintaining anaerobic conditions and are used to study the metabolism of biological materials.

  • Povitsky culture flasks are commonly called toxin culture bottles. They are used to culture toxins, mold, and general tissues.

A shake flask culture is one where the cells are agitated to increase aeration for better growth. Factors influencing the growth of shake flask cultures include shaking type (such as rotary, reciprocal, or figure-eight shaking), shaking speed, inoculation conditions (such as volume and concentration), and working volume.

Cell culture flasks can be treated or non-treated (also known as coated and non-coated). Treated cell cultures are those coated with extra-cellular matrix proteins or synthetic peptides. The goal of treated cell cultures is to become hydrophilic and negatively charged to provide an anchoraging surface for cells to proliferate healthily. Non-treated cell culture flasks are for suspension cell culture applications where attachment is not needed. This means that non-treated cell culture flasks provide a hydrophobic surface for cells. DWK only sells non-treated cell culture flasks.