Vitrobot Foam Dewar with Metal Parts
Metal Parts Set, 3 pieces
Grid Box Ring
Vitrification Dewar w/Foam Ring
Vitrification Dewar incl. Metal Parts
NanoSoft's foam Vitrification Dewar and Metal Parts are compatible with the Vitrobot, and can also provide a robust and easy option for custom, home-made cryoEM sample preparation systems. Furthermore, our parts are interchangeable with FEI parts, i.e. our foam dewar works with FEI metal parts and our metal parts work with the FEI foam dewar. Our foam dewar, developed in collaboration with Spearlab (patent # 7,971,744), provides a well-priced, easy to acquire, robust dewar for cryoEM sample preparation. The design provides an improved interface, such that the Igloo creates a better seal on our dewar containing boiled, cold nitrogen gas in the head space above the dewar allowing for safer grid transfer to the grid box.
Our Grid Box Ring sits at the same height as the Vitrobot version (so grid boxes sit at same depth into dewar) but is slightly thicker and remains in contact with liquid nitrogen longer if the nitrogen level gets low. Our ethane cup dimensions mimic those of the Vitrobot ethane cup, and the spider as well. We offer these parts that perform just as well with the Vitrobot, but at a more generous price than other options.