The Vitrobot is an automated vitrification device for plunge-freezing of aqueous suspensions. A controlled environment prevents artefacts. Grids transfer from the vitrification medium into liquid nitrogen is automatic, ensuring reproducible sample freezing and high sample throughput.
Temperature, number of blottings, blotting pressure, and drain time can be programmed.
Easy and flexible instrument control.
Semi-automated grid transfer.
Frozen samples can be stored at the NEUROPHOTONICS CENTRE in the cryo-biological storage system.
Company: Leica Microsystems Ultramicrotome models: Leica Ultracut EM UCT Leica Ultracut EM UC7 Cryo-Chamber: Leica EM FC
Ultramicrotomes are used to prepare semi and ultra-thin sections of biological samples (thickness ranging between 50-200 nm) that can be examined under the electron microscope
Leica Ultracut UCT
A cryo-chamber is available to cut biological samples at low temperature (-15°C to – 185°C). Frozen ultra and semi-thin sections can be stored at the Neurophotonics Centre in a cryo-biological storage system.
Company: Philips Model: Tecnai 12, 120 kV Magnification: 19.5 X à 300 000 X Acquisition software: Tecnai UI version 2.1.8, FEI company Analysis software: AnalySIS version 3.2, Soft Imaging System GmbH Digital Camera: Mega View I
The electron microscopy facility located at the Neurophotonics Centre provides advanced technical tools for transmission electron microscopy.
Our staff offers complete processing of biological samples, including cryo-fixation, embedding and semi and ultra-thin sectioning with ultra-microtome. Complete training for each equipment is also available.
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