Forum 02/27/2003

“Automated specimen handling (part 1): loading a specimen grid into the dry”

Christian Suloway, Research Programmer –¬†Automated Molecular Imaging Group, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

The automation of specimen handling allows for fully automated EM experimentation, high throughput specimen grid screening, and a eduction in the skill level necessary for operation of the microscope. Using robotics it is possible to automate the task of loading a specimen grid into a dry specimen holder.