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NUANCE: Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center

"Supramolecular Confetti" Image by Jack Kolberg-Edelbrock, Stupp Laboratory, SQI; JEOL 7900

"Sea Flowers" Image by Erin Meyer, Joester Group; FEI Quanta 650

Facilities

Events

Upcoming Events

Mar
8
2024
Women in Microscopy Conference

All Day

Welcome to the 4th annual Women in Microscopy conference hosted by the NUANCE Center and Microscopy Society of America S...

Mar
15
2024
M3S Spring Meeting: Frontiers in AI-ML and computationally-mediated microscopy

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

McCormick Auditorium - Norris Center;  Northwestern University - Evanston Campus Directions to the Norris Center Parking...

Mar
21
2024
NUANCE Tech Talk: SPID

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please join us for monthly user meetings! Tech staff will showcase our state-of-the-art capabilities, provide updates on...

Instrument Spotlight

ASP-1000 mPrep Automated Specimen Processor

ASP-1000 mPrep Automated Specimen Processor
The ASP-1000 automates the full range of electron microscopy sample preparation. The fully programmable ASP-1000 uses both mPrep/s and mPrep/g capsules to perform resin embedment and grid staining/immunolabeling tasks. Multiwell plates with all required solutions can be prepared in advance, sealed, and stored until needed. Once set up, the instrument performs all sample processing steps as fixation, postfixation, en-bloc staining, dehydration, and resin infiltration automatically. This saves hours of bench time and results in consistent, reproducible sample quality. Up to eight samples can be processed per run.

Contact:

Dr. Reiner Bleher

BioCryo Facility Manager, NUANCE Center
Research Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Office: Hogan Hall, Room 5-156
Email: r-bleher@northwestern.edu
Phone: (847) 467-3540