After ultramicrotomy, most sections require contrasting with lead and uranyl salts. As well as being hazardous if not handled correctly, both can cause precipitates during the contrasting process. To provide a safe and healthy environment, RMC Boeckeler developed the QG-3100, capable of contrasting up to 40 grids in one run. It is simple to use, programmable and cost efficient.
The QG-3100 automatic stainer increases both the staining quality and the yield by minimizing contamination, while saving time and reducing waste.
Through the unit’s unique design, which uses a peristaltic pump and pinch valves, the solutions are isolated to the tubing and grid chamber. Liquids flow in only one direction. In addition to minimizing contamination, this design significantly reduces the time and waste associated with other techniques.
The QG-3100 conveniently accepts a variety of prepared staining solutions and protocols, determined by end-user requirements as opposed to other proprietary and expensive stains.
♦ Simple to use, programmable and cost efficient.
♦ Accepts a variety of prepared staining solutions and protocols,
determined by end user requirement.
♦ Holds up to 40 EM grids per run
♦ Biological Samples
♦ Life Sciences
Boeckeler Instruments Inc. engineers sample preparation equipment for nanoscale research, under the RMC Boeckeler brand. Their solutions are employed in the advancement of a broad range of areas, with special emphasis in sample preparation for 3D electron microscopy solutions.
♦ High Precision
♦ Robust; built for high workload
♦ Easily Upgradable