Linkam shows prototype Plunger

Imaging of biological samples embedded in vitrified ice has become of great interest in recent years as it provides several advantages: the biological sample is in a fully hydrated state with superior preservation down to ultra-structural level, a vitrified sample is naturally compatible with the vacuum required for EM / CLEM (Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy) and cryo-fluorescence provides very low photo-bleaching and high signal to noise imaging.

Preparation and handling of vitrified samples normally requires special skills and techniques. The novel design of the Linkam Cryo Plunger makes this a simple and reproducible process.

Linkam were showing the prototype at MMC in Manchester recently...