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McCrone Microscopes & Accessories Hosts Linkam Cryo-Correlative Stage Tutorial at Microscopy & Microanalysis Annual Meeting

McCrone Microscopes & Accessories’ president and director of instrument sales, Jeff McGinn

Westmont, IL (August 1, 2013)McCrone Microscopes & Accessories is offering a tutorial on the new Linkam CMS196 cryo-correlative stage at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, August 5. The tutorial will be held at The McCrone Group’s booth #315.

The Linkam CMS196 was designed to safely move vitrified electron microscope grids from the fluorescence microscope into the cryogenic transmission electron microscope (TEM) without devitrification and contamination through condensation. The stage is also optically optimized to enable the use of high NA lenses.

The CMS196 allows up to three TEM grids to be loaded into a specially-designed cassette that is transported from a plunge freezer into a small, sealed container. The container is loaded into a precooled, dry chamber that is fitted to an upright fluorescence microscope. Using special manipulation tools, the cassette is easily installed into the stage’s viewing bridge, allowing the grids to be examined at 100X magnification. The cassette can then be loaded back into its transportation device while its temperature is maintained under liquid nitrogen and carried to the cryogenic TEM for further analysis.

There is a maximum of six attendees. To register for this tutorial, visit the MSA MegaBooth #328.