The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) are proud to announce we are now able to extend the range of biological samples that can be prepared and analysed. Our sample preparation laboratories have been approved and meet containment level 2 (CL2) requirements, and we can work with most bacteria and some cell lines, fungi, parasites and viruses.
These CL2 laboratories include a high pressure freezer, plunge freezer, metal mirror and freeze dryer, ultramicrotome which has cryogenic capability, and glove box for air free sample handling. We also house a small cell and bacteria culture laboratory for samples that require immediate preparation in these laboratories or may not be easily transported to the nmRC. Instrumentation includes cryo and confocal light microscopes with optical tweezers, two scanning electron microscopes both with elemental analysis and focussed ion beam capabilities, and 3D hybrid Time-of-Flight secondary ion mass spectrometer with OrbitrapTM for high sensitivity and resolution chemical mapping and analysis.
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