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Cryo grid boxes

Good quality grid boxes are essential for efficient storage of vitrified specimens on cryo TEM grids in liquid nitrogen dewars. CGB4 cryo-EM grid box from SWISSCI have been developed in collaboration with Prof. Jan Löwe at the MRC laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge.

CGB4 cryo-EM grid boxes have a number of key advantages over traditional cryo grid boxes:

  • Special polymer eliminates static charging at cryogenic temperatures
  • Lid easily rotated with tweezers to give access to grids – no special tools required
  • Four individually numbered diamond-shaped slot positions for cryo grids
  • Unique identification number on each cryo-EM grid box for error-free recognition of each sample
  • Unique ID label on lid – easy viewing during both storage and use
  • Standard size for all common Cryo-EM specimen mounting and storage devices
  • Low-cost pricing enables single use, thus giving each stored sample a truly unique identification number without any chance of mixing up specimens

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Grid box dimensions

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