Cell culture flask
Cell culture flask Cell Culture Vessels

Cell Culture Vessels

The culture vessels incorporate a unique base design which, together with the bulb-ended stirrer, ensures that the cells are lifted into suspension at the lowest possible speeds. This gentle stirring action promotes high cell yields by preventing cell shearing.

The culture vessels can be sealed for use with pathogenic materials. The stirrer rod design eliminates rotating bearings within the culture vessels, avoiding the difficulties arising from attempts to clean and autoclave conventional vessels.

The stirring system uses Pyrex® borosilicate glass culture vessels and stirrer rods which are siliconised to reduce the possibility of cells attaching to and growing on the surfaces. Vessels are available with nominal working volumes of 125ml, 250ml, 500ml, 1 litre, 3 litre (all with two side necks) and 5 litre (with two or five side necks).


Technical Specification

Parameter 125ml 250ml 500ml 1 litre 3 litre 5 litre 5 litre
Filled volume (ml) 250 500 1000 2000 6000 10000 10000
Nominal working volume (ml) 125 250 500 1000 3000 5000 5000
Working volume range (ml) 50-175 100-350 200-700 500-1500 1500-3500 2000-7000 2000-7000
Height (mm) 145 170 205 263 284 365 365
Diameter (mm) 65 80 100 140 215 240 240
Top cap thread size (mm) 42 42 42 60 60 60 60
Side cap thread size (mm) 20 20 30 42 42 24 42
Port size (mm) 14 14 23 33 33 18 33
No. of side necks 2 2 2 2 2 5 2


Ordering Information

Flask size Complete Culture Vessel Flask Only Stirrer Rod Only
125ml F7988 F7987 6007989
250ml F7689 F7690 6007635
500ml F7607 F7609 6007619
1 litre F7608 F7610 6007620

Please note: 3L and 5L glass vessels are no longer available to order.


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