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Automatic Plunge Freezer (Vitrobot)

Company: FEI Company
Model: Vitrobot Mark IV

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.

Vitrobot Mark IV