FEI Vitrobot Cryo-plunger

Vitrobot automates the vitrification process to provide fast, easy, reproducible sample preparation - the first step in obtaining high quality images and repeatable experimental results.

It performs the cryo-fixation process at constant physical and mechanical conditions like temperature, relative humidity, blotting conditions and freezing velocity. This ensures high quality cryo-fixation results and a high sample preparation throughput prior to cryo-TEM observation. The Vitrobot's controlled environmental technology prevents cooling and concentration of artifacts that are inevitable in other freezing protocols.