Six Channel Perfusion Valve Control Systems (VC-6, VC-6M)

Six Channel Perfusion Valve Control Systems (VC-6, VC-6M)

These perfusion valve control systems are uncomplicated, easy to operate, and designed to control up to six separate valves.

  • Manual or computer control
  • Basic or complete systems available
  • Pinch valves, standard
  • PTFE valves, optional
  • Mini valve, optional

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
64-0135 Model VC-66CS Complete Pinch Valve System with 6 Valves
64-0138 Model VC-66CST Complete PTFE Valve System with 6 Valves
64-0174 Model VC-66MCS Complete Mini-Valve Perfusion System, 6-Channel
64-0174LT (VC-66MLTCS) Perfusion valve control system, complete, with large tube mini valves 6 channel
64-0134 Model VC-64CS Complete Pinch Valve System with 4 Valves
64-0129 Model VC-66BB Basic Pinch Valve System with 6 Valves
64-0132 Model VC-66BBT Basic PTFE Valve System with 6 Valves
64-0171 Model VC-66MBB Basic Mini-Valve Perfusion System, 6-Channel
64-1519 VC-6 Fast-Step Perfusion System with right-handed micromanipulator, 200-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
64-0139 Model PV-1 Pinch Valve
64-0140 Model TV-2 PTFE Valve
64-0175 Model SV-1 Mini Solenoid Valve
64-0144 Model SH-6/140 Syringe Holder with six 140 cc Syringes
64-0163 Model SH-6/60 Syringe Holder with six 60 cc Syringes
64-0143 Model SH-8/10 Syringe Holder with eight 10 cc Syringes
64-0162 Model RS-1 Ring Stand
64-0165 Model SL-6 Stopcock with Luer Connector, pkg. of 6
64-0164 Model TC-3 Tubing Connectors (1/16 in ID), pkg. of 12 straight, 6 Y and 6 Luer Connectors
64-0210 MP-6 Perfusion Manifold, 6 Inputs
460-7013 (BNC-6) BNC to BNC cable, 6 feet (Pomona)
460-7032 (BNC-2) BNC to BNC cable, 2 feet (Pomona)
64-0752 PE-50/10 PE-50 Polyethylene Tubing, 10 ft L
64-0753 Model PE-50/100 PE-50 Polyethylene Tubing, 100 ft L
64-0166 Model CFL-6 C-Flex (1/32 in x 6 ft, ID x L)
64-1547 (CFL-25) C-Flex tubing, 1/8 x 1/16 in (OD x ID), 25 feet
64-0167 Model TY-50 Tygon (1/16 in x 50 ft, ID x L)
64-0168 Model TT-25 PTFE (1/16 in x 25 ft, ID x L)
59-8377 Becton Dickinson syringe, 3 cc, 200 per box
59-8378 Becton Dickinson syringe, 5 cc, 100 per box
59-8379 Becton Dickinson syringe, 10 cc, 200 per box, packaged in strips of 5 syringes
59-8380 Becton Dickinson syringe, 20 cc, 40 per box
59-8381 Becton Dickinson syringe, 30 cc, 30 per box
59-8382 Becton Dickinson syringe, 60 cc, 40 per box
72-2399 140 ml Sterile Monoject® Plastic Syringe without Needle, Luer Lock Tip, case of 20
Login for U.S. Pricing

The VC-6 Valve Controller is configured to control up to 6 valves. Each valve is individually controlled by a manual switch or an external digital (TTL) signal. An event marker pulse, generated each time a valve is switched on, is provided for tape or chart recordings.
VC-6 Standard Pinch Valve Systems Standard systems are supplied with pinch valves as shown in the right hand side picture. They are the simplest to maintain as the solution never comes in contact with the valve and tubings are easily changed. Valves are dual acting (3-way) with both normally open and closed sides. A Y connector at the valve input permits solution flow to waste with the valve off.

VC-6 PTFE Valve Systems PTFE valves, as shown in the right hand side picture, are also available and are for applications where resistance to chemicals is a concern.

These valves are 2-way (either ON or OFF).

VC-6M Mini-Valve Systems The VC-6M is designed for slow flow perfusion systems where smaller diameter tubing is used. These mini-valves, as shown in the ride hand side picture, mount directly to a compact PTFE manifold. The 3-way valves allow for solutions to flow to waste if desired. The VC-6M system is ideally suited for use with the SF-77B perfusion stepper systems.  

System Choices, Basic or Complete

The VC-6 Valve Perfusion Control System is available in two configurations with a choice of either a standard pinch valve or PTFE Valve. The Basic Systems include the VC-6 Controller, Valves, Valve Bracket with 8 ft long Cable and MP Series Manifold. The systems with the standard pinch valve are also supplied with C-Flex Valve Tubing.

The Complete VC-6 Systems includes all of the components in the Basic Systems plus six 60 cc Reservoirs, Reservoir Holder, Ring Stand, Stopcocks and Tubing Connectors. In addition to that, the systems with a standard pinch valve are supplied with Tygon Tubing (1/32 in x 50 ft, ID x L). The systems with a PTFE valve include PTFE tubing (1/16 in x 25 ft, ID x L).

The VC-6M Mini-Valve Perfusion Control System is also available in two configurations. The Basic Systems include the VC-6 Controller, Valves, Valve Manifold, 8 ft Cable and ML Series Manifold. The Complete Systems include all of the components in the Basic Systems plus eight 10cc Reservoirs, Reservoir Holder, Ring Stand, Stopcocks, Tubing Connectors and two packages of PE-50 Tubing (50 ft long).

VC-6 Standard 12 V 3-way pinch valves
VC-6 PTFE 12 V 2-way PTFE
VC-6M Mini 12 V 3-way solenoid valves
VC-6 Valve Controller
Switching Manual or TTL logic
Event Marker Logic level pulse
Power 110-130 or 200-250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 50 VA
Size 8.9 x 20 x 25 cm (H x W x D)
Warranty All systems carry 2-year warranty


Reservoir Height Approx. Flow Rate Pinch
or PTFE Valve
Approx. Flow Rate
61 cm (24 in) 14 ml/min 1.2 ml/min
30 cm (12 in) 9 ml/min 0.8 ml/min
20 cm (8 in) 5 ml/min 0.6 ml/min


Back View

VC-6 back view


  • VC-8 Controller
  • 8-channel valve system (pinch, PTFE or mini)
  • MP or ML Series perfusion manifold
  • Reservoir holder with syringes
  • Support stand, stopcocks
  • Tubing connectors
  • 10 ft PE tubing

  1. Mechanisms of eosinophil major basic protein-induced hyperexcitability of vagal pulmonary chemosensitive neurons
    Gu Q, Lim ME, Gleich GJ, Lee LY
    Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Mar;296(3):L453-61
  2. Neuroprotective Effects of Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate Receptor C-Terminal Fragment in a Huntington's Disease Mouse Model
    Tang TS, Guo C, Wang H, Chen X, Bezprozvanny I
    J Neurosci. 2009 Feb 4;29(5):1257-66
  3. Effect of increasing temperature on TRPV1-mediated responses in isolated rat pulmonary sensory neurons
    Ni D, Lee LY
    Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2008 Mar;294(3):L563-71
  4. Evaluation of Dimebon in cellular model of Huntington's disease
    Wu J, Li Q, Bezprozvanny I
    Mol Neurodegener. 2008 Oct 21;3:15
  5. SSR180711, a Novel Selective 7 Nicotinic Receptor Partial Agonist: (1) Binding and Functional Profile
    Biton B, Bergis OE, Galli F, Nedelec A, Lochead AW, Jegham S, Godet D, Lanneau C, Santamaria R, Chesney F, Léonardon J, Granger P, Debono MW, Bohme GA, Sgard F, Besnard F, Graham D, Coste A, Oblin A, Curet O, Vigé X, Voltz C, Rouquier L, Souilhac J, Santucci V, Gueudet C, Françon D, Steinberg R, Griebel G, Oury-Donat F, George P, Avenet P, Scatton B
    Neuropsychopharmacology. 2007 Jan;32(1):1-16
  6. Switching of Ca2-Dependent Inactivation of CaV1.3 Channels by Calcium Binding Proteins of Auditory Hair Cells,
    Philemon S. Yang, Badr A. Alseikhan, Hakim Hiel, Lisa Grant, Masayuki X. Mori, Wanjun Yang, Paul A. Fuchs, and David T. Yue1
    The Journal of Neuroscience, October 18, 2006 " 26(42):10677.10689
  7. Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Family Members Sensitize Nociceptors In Vitro and Produce Thermal Hyperalgesia In Vivo
    Sacha A. Malin, Derek C. Molliver, H. Richard Koerber, Pamela Cornuet, Rebecca Frye, Kathryn M. Albers, and Brian M. Davis1, The Journal of Neuroscience, August 16, 2006, 26(33):8588-8599
  8. Differential Modulation of Human N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptors by Structurally Diverse General Anesthetics
    Ken Solt, MD, Edmond I Eger II, MD, and Douglas E. Raines, MD
    Anesth Analg 2006;102:1407-1411
  9. Epithelial Sodium Channel Inhibition by AMP-activated Protein Kinase in Oocytes and Polarized Renal Epithelial Cells
    Marcelo D. Carattino, Robert S. Edinger, Heather J. Grieser, Rosalee Wise, Dietbert Neumann, Uwe Schlattner, John P. Johnson, Thomas R. Kleyman, and Kenneth R. Hallows
    J. Biol. Chem., Vol. 280, Issue 18, 17608-17616, May 6, 2005
  10. Biphasic Currents Evoked by Chemical or Thermal Activation of the Heat-gated Ion Channel, TRPV3*
    Chung MK, Güler AD, Caterina MJ
    J Biol Chem. 2005 Apr 22;280(16):15928-41
  11. Disturbed Ca2+ signaling and apoptosis of medium spiny neurons in Huntington's disease
    Tie-Shan Tang, Elizabeth Slow, Vitalie Lupu, Irina G. Stavrovskaya, Mutsuyuki Sugimori, Rodolfo Llinás, Bruce S. Kristal, Michael R. Hayden, and Ilya Bezprozvanny
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Feb 15;102(7):2602-7
  12. General Anesthetic-Induced Channel Gating Enhancement of 5-Hydroxytryptamine Type 3 Receptors Depends on Receptor Subunit Composition,
    Ken Solt, Renna J. Stevens, Paul A. Davies, and Douglas E. Raines,
    JPET 315:771-776, 2005
  13. 2-Aminoethoxydiphenyl borate stimulates pulmonary C neurons via the activation of TRPV channels
    Qihai Gu, Ruei-Lung Lin, Hong-Zhen Hu, Michael X. Zhu, and Lu-Yuan Lee
    Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 288: L932-L941, 2005
  14. Overexpression of claudin-7 decreases the paracellular Cl. conductance and increases the paracellular Na+ conductance in LLC-PK1 cells
    Michele D. Alexandre, Qun Lu and Yan-Hua Chen
    Journal of Cell Science 118, 2683-2693 (2005)
  15. Bradykinin Lowers the Threshold Temperature for Heat Activation of Vanilloid Receptor 1
    Sugiura T, Tominaga M, Katsuya H, Mizumura K
    J Neurophysiol. 2002 Jul;88(1):544-8
VC-6 (060109).pdfVC-6 Manual
VC-6M (070123).pdfVC-6M Manual
VC-6T (060309).pdfVC-6T Manual