Manual Plunge Cooler
MiTeGen Cryo-EM Plunge Cooler offers simple, fast, and reproducible vitrification of samples for cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (Cryo-TEM)
Developed in collaboration with Dr. Christopher Russo, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, users can confidently prepare grids using a time-tested design that is optimized for results and easy use.
Easy to use features:
- High-speed gravity plunge
- Foot-pedal plunge release
- Easy-access humidity enclosure
- Feed-through ports for sample application
- Manual adjustable blotting
- Rugged design for repeated use
Designed to be used with the Cryostat and Cryostat Temperature Controller (each sold separately). Can be used with the Nanosoft or Vitrobot Dewar. Accessories pack for manual plunge cooler is also available.
Great for preparing grids for single particle analysis (SPA), cryogenic electron tomography (Cryo-ET), micro-crystal electron diffraction (MicroED), and more!Learn More – Get Quote/Ask A Question
Sample application & blotting:
A quick-access hole for easy pipetting onto the grids and the position-able precision blotting arm allow for fast application and user-controlled blotting, while generating reproducible results.
Generate high-quality grids by preventing evaporation and sample dehydration. Simply saturate the porous moisture-retention foam and quickly have a humidified chamber for grid preparation. A trap door prevents drying out before plunging.
Designed for versatility, the plunger can be used with the MiTeGen MRC Cryostat, NanoSoftTM Foam Dewars or other standard vitrification Dewars.
The humidity enclosure can be customized or removed, enabling a wide range of sample preparation techniques and experiments.