NeCEN is equipped with a FEI Vitrobot for plunge freezing of biological samples. For challenging samples, we offer assistance during buffer optimization and sample screening. For this a basic equipped wet-lab and dedicated entry level screening TEM are available on site.
Sample preparation and quality assessment
To obtain grids of sufficiently quality for data collection, the NeCEN staff will freeze and load batches of 8 grids. A maximum of 2 times 8 grids per day can be screened.
Sample preparation before data collection
To freeze samples before data collection session, the NeCEN staff will freeze and load batches of 8 grids. This step will delay the data collection start.