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Electron Imaging Center for NanoMachines

EICN provides advanced electron imaging tools for applications ranging from materials science to structural biology

Vitrobot Mark IV cryo-sample plunger

Description: The next-generation Vitrobot Mark IV, a fully automated vitrification device for plunge-freezing of aqueous (colloidal) suspensions, meets the demands of modern science. Its newly designed touch-screen user interface is robust and easy to use and its robotics guarantee high-quality, reproducible sample freezing and a high sample throughput.Key features:

  • Fully automated, reproducible vitrification of suspensions
  • High vitrification quality through controlled environment
  • Enclosed process chamber
  • High sample throughput
  • Easy and flexible instrument control
  • Semi-automated grid transfer

 Academia rate: $40/hour; Industry rate: $80/hour