Our Drosophila Vials are manufactured in the UK, packaged to your requirements
Bulk Packed/ Tray/Shrink wrap/Polythene Bagged
Various size vials available
Plastic and Glass options
Fast response direct from manufacturer
High clarity vials
Drosophila vials are often referred to as fly vials. The reason for this is generally attributed to their use. Drosophila vials are used to both grow and store fruit flies, otherwise known as Drosophila. Drosophila flies are bred, nurtured, and stored for medical and genetic research in laboratory environments.
As previously mentioned, the vials are used for the growth and storage of the Drosophila. The reason for this is that many laboratories are examining the genetic make-up of the drosophila fly. The genetic study of the Drosophila is a staple of the education of any genetics undergraduate. The humble Drosophila is one of the most extensively used and well understood of all model organisms. The Drosophila is essential to our current and future understanding of genetics. The relationship between the Drosophila and human genes is so close that human coding often finds a match with the fly.
Drosophila vials are made using plastic injection moulding, which can produce large volumes of high quality, identical items. Plastic injection moulding uses a CAD designed mould as a prototype for the product. Once the mould has been created, the moulding process can begin. The moulding process starts with plastic component granules being fed into a heated barrel. The granules are then melted into a liquid, which is fed through a nozzle into the cavity of the mould. The melted plastic takes the form of the mould to adopt its shape. The plastic then cools rapidly and becomes solid after only a few seconds. The mould then opens to release the formed component, and the process begins again.
Drosophila vials are available in a range of sizes – length and diameter -either a wide or narrow size and come in a variety of materials. The materials available are:
Of the above options, polystyrene is the most popular. Polystyrene vials are the most affordable and offer a sturdy, durable solution.
There are a plethora of benefits; the majority of these lie within the scientific community. The vials are ideal for the transportation and handling of many living insects, not just drosophila. If the vials are used with push foam caps, this will provide ample ventilation to keep the insects alive and safe for future studies. It doesn’t matter which material you opt for when choosing a drosophila vial; all are transparent and can be used for analysis under the microscope. The use of a drosophila vial, rather than a vacutainer, offers safer storage options thanks to their straight wall design. The polypropylene version of the product is also safe to run through an autoclave at 121 degrees, so whilst it’s more costly than the more popular choices, it can be reused.
For the advancement of science, especially within genetic research, having the right equipment is absolutely vital. At Regina Industries we understand that need better than most. If your laboratory or research centre is looking for drosophila vials, we may have the solution for you