Optical tweezers are capable of measuring picoNewton forces involved in single molecule dynamics and interactions (e.g. proteins & nucleic acids), while the laser microdissection setup can isolate tissue, single cells, or even submolecular structures (e.g. chromosomes); isolated material can then be prepared for genomic or proteomic analysis.
The MMI CellCut/CellManipulator system is mounted on an Olympus IX-71 microscope with a motorized stage and CCD camera. Differential Interference Contrast and widefield fluorescence modalities are available. Laser microdissection is performed with a 355nm laser; a touch screen makes selecting regions of interest for microdissection simple. The optical tweezers use a 1064 YAG infrared laser with 3W trapping power that can be split (time-share mode) to trap up to 10 different objects. Dual quadrant detectors are available for detection.
Rates are hourly and are subject to change without further notice.
Valid through June 30, 2016.
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