Customize to your needs! Each BioCoupler ™ Glass Set comes with 1 BioCoupler and a pair of glass vessels, sizing of your choice: 12 oz or 16 oz. Purchase 1 set or purchase multiple sets at a time: 6 sets or 12 sets. Buy 12 sets with the 12 oz vessels and save $25! Buy 12 sets with the 16 oz vessels and save $30.
Introducing the BioCoupler ™ Temporary Immersion Bioreactor
This innovative and first-of-its-kind device is the answer to the problems and drawbacks of traditional temporary immersion bioreactor systems (TIBs). The patent-pending BioCoupler ™ Glass Set 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 the 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 ™ Glass Set allows you to mix, wet, agitate, coat, and move your plant 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.
Coming with your choice of either 12oz or 16oz vessels, the BioCoupler itself couples vessels together. In its center, 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.
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! Additionally, the use of PPM will help prevent contamination, benefiting plant growth.
At the end of last year, I purchased 3 of the new BioCouplers to try with a Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' culture. The BioCouplers are easy to set up and use with no contamination issues. One small problem can be the leaking of media [My rating of 4 stars instead of 5] while turning the BioCouplers but it's not a massive problem, just something to be aware of. In conclusion, I am not a convert yet, I still prefer growing cultures in gel but it's great to have the BioCouplers in the lab as an option for future cultures. The below link, are photos of the BioCouplers in use, compared to the normal gel culture - https://bit.ly/DOA-BioCoupler