Shi-Fix™ Coverslips

SHI-FIX ™ COVERSLIPS and Plates for suspension cell Immunofluorescence

Do you wish suspension cell Immunofluorescence was as easy as that of adherent cells? 

Now it is! Our innovative Shi-fix™ cover-slips or multi well plates allow suspension cells to be layered on them or directly grown as a monolayer. Easy, hassle-free protocol and no spin columns needed for fixing suspension cells to slides. Just add your cells to the coverslips, wait for 30 mins, wash unbound cells with PBS and proceed to immunostaining.Or continue the culture to obtain desired cell densities for suspension cell immunofluorescence. 

These cover-slips can also be used for staining suspension cells for microscopy, or for fixing suspension cells for confocal microscopy. What’s more, you can also stimulate the cells while they are attached on the cover-slip, should you need to do so. 

  • For cells that are specially difficult to attach, we have developed the PLUS line of shi-fix coverslips. 
  • You can work on non-adherent cells as if they were adherent! 

Simple 4 Step Protocol

Coverslip Protocol 1

 1. Resuspend cultured cells in PBS 

Coverslip Protocol 2

 2. Add 0.2 million cells per coverslip 

Coverslip Protocol 3

 3. Wash with PBS to remove unbound cells 


4. Proceed to immunofluorescence or continue culture of attached cells 

Publications that have used SHI-FIX™ coverslips and plates:

A peptide derived from interleukin-10 exhibits potential anticancer activity and can facilitate cell targeting of gold nanoparticles loaded with anticancer therapeutics. Chun-Chun Chang et al. Nature Communications Chemistry, volume 6, Article number: 278 (2023)

Synthetic lethality of drug-induced polyploidy and BCL-2 inhibition in lymphoma. Ana Portelinha et al.  Nat Commun. 2023 Mar 18;14(1):1522. PMID: 36934096.

Epi-microRNA mediated metabolic reprogramming ensures affinity maturation. Rinako Nakagawa et al. bioRxiv, The Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory DOI:

Cancer-associated fibroblasts impair the cytotoxic function of NK cells in gastric cancer by inducing ferroptosis via iron regulation. Lizhong Yao 1, Junyi Hou 1, Xiongyan Wu et al. Redox Biology

MiR-155 epigenetically counteracts hypoxia for mitochondrial fitness during germinal center positive selection. Rinako Nakagawa et al.   

Inhibition of NETosis by a Nuclear-Penetrating Anti-DNA Autoantibody. Xiaoyong ChenBenedette J. CuffariValentina Dubljevic, et al.

Carboxy-terminal dendrimers with phenylalanine for a pH-sensitive delivery system into immune cells including T cells. Hiroya Shiba et al. 2022 Apr 6;10(14):2463-2470. doi: 10.1039/d1tb01980e.

Genetic Disruption of Transfer RNA Modifications in Human Cancer. Laia Coll San Martin. Universitat De Barcelona, Facultat De Medicina Doctoral Thesis 2021

Targeted Mass Spectrometry Enables Quantification of Novel Pharmacodynamic Biomarkers of ATM Kinase Inhibition. Jeffrey R. Whiteaker and Tao Wang et al. Cancers 2021, 13(15), 3843;

Coming in and Finding Out: Blending Receptor-Targeted Delivery and Efficient Endosomal Escape in a Novel Bio-Responsive siRNA Delivery System for Gene Knockdown in Pulmonary T Cells. Kandil R, Xie Y, Heermann R, et al. Adv Ther (Weinh). 2019;2(7):1900047. doi:10.1002/adtp.201900047

Specific Targeting of Somatostatin Receptor Subtype-2 for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery Servando Hernandez Vargas et al. Clin Cancer Res July 15 2019 25 (14) 4332-4342; DOI:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-18-3312

SB-Shifix25 Pack of 25 ø 12mm x 0.17mm(#1.5) $90
SB-Shifix50 Pack of 50 ø 12mm x 0.17mm(#1.5) $170
SB-Shifix50PLUS Pack of 50 ø 15mm x 0.17mm(#1.5) $220
SB-Shifix96 Pack of 3 96 well plate $300
SB-Shifix96PLUS Pack of 3 96 well plate $400

Terms & conditions 

  • Prices are for direct orders from the company. Prices through distributors may differ. 
  • The cost of shipping worldwide by Fedex is USD100. The product is normally delivered to your lab by FEDEX unless there are special import restrictions in your country- in that case you may need to contact the customs office of your country. 
  • The HS code of the product is 70179090 
  • Once you let us know the exact quantity you wish to order, we can send a proforma invoice for payment to our bank. Goods are dispatched from our lab within 3 working days after payment arrives in our bank. We can not process payments by credit cards.