Brain Slice Keepers

The Brain Slice Keeper (BSK) is designed for pre-incubating slices for recovery from dissecting and slicing, and maintain slices healthy for many hours. Scientific Systems Design’s BSK is not simply a net in a beaker with a bubbler, however, it is well developed, precisely manufactured, and standardized.  Several models are available to meet different requirements. Brain slices could be pre-incubated in submerged or interface keepers, single ring, multiple rings in large volume or in low volume, as low as 4 or 2ml in independent rings. Use the Brain Slice Keeper Selector to help you choose the right keeper for your application, or go to the product overview for more details. 

Brain Slice Keeper Selector

Version Submerged Interface
Ring Diameter 33mm 12.5mm 33mm
Ring Number 1 1 4 1 6* 12 2
Shared aCSF Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Fluid Capacity 200ml 150ml 500ml 5ml 4ml 2ml 500ml 250ml
Model BSK1 BSK AM** BSK4 BSK2 BSK6-6-4 BSK6-6-2 BSK12 BSK5-2

* BSK6 is available in 2, 3, 4 and 6 rings and capacity 2ml or 4ml.

** BSK AM is heated and designed for multiple electrode array users.

Brain Slice Keepers Overview


Submerged slice pre-incubator four rings large volume

Submerged slice pre-incubator eight or twelve rings large volume

Submerged slice pre-incubator single ring for long term

Heated slice pre-incubator, submerged, for multiple electrode array users

Low volume 5ml slice pre-incubator single ring

Low volume 4ml or 2ml slice pre-incubator with two, three, four or six independent rings


Interface slice pre-incubator two rings

Stainless steel framed fine nylon grids for slice stabilization

Ceramic air stone provides a steady stream of fine gas bubbles to oxygenate your samples efficiently