Introducing the BioCoupler ™ Temporary Immersion Bioreactor
We now have the answer to the problems and drawbacks of traditional temporary immersion bioreactor systems (TIBs). The patent-pending BioCoupler ™ meets all the basic requirements and accomplishes all the needed tasks for a fraction of the cost of the traditional TIBs, takes up little shelf space in the grow room, and is very easy to use and handle.
There is no need to put your valuable propagules in large vats, tanks, or tubs. With those, the complexity of use and higher risk of loss if anything goes wrong is too great. Every part can be autoclaved at the standard 121C temperature, or, they can be chemical or gas sterilized if needed.
The BioCoupler ™ mixes, wets, agitates, coats, and moves the propagules about. It provides a high humidity, filtered air and gas exchange. It does all of this without troublesome plumbing, timers, valves, etc. And, electricity is not required.
Coupling together any two, standard mason jars, ranging in volumes from 8 liquid ounces (237 ml) to 32 liquid ounces (947ml), it has an integral vent hole covered by a long lasting microporous air filter with adjustable vanes that restrict the plant propagules in the top jar from falling into the liquid containing jar below. If needed, a fine mesh can be placed between the vanes but this is not normally needed.
For it’s first limited sales run, the BioCoupler ™ is sold from PCT with a set of 16 oz mason jar, or as a bundle of sets for a discounted price. The BioCoupler ™ can be used with any standard glass vessel, mason jar with a 70-G450 finish.
BioCoupler ™ is used for temporary immersion and has been successfully tested for a wide range of plants, including orchids, cannabis, aquatics, succulents, ferns, and carnivorous plants. Hundreds of the devices can be used to produce thousands or hundreds of thousands of plants on a yearly basis.
The liquid is usually filled to about 2/3 capacity of the lower jar and the propagules are in the upper jar. It does not need gelling agents, but does require MS media, which, when you buy 3 BioCouplers, you'll receive complimentary with your order. Additionally, the use of PPM will help prevent contamination, benefiting plant growth.