Thermo Fisher launches new electron microscopes and more

Editorial
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 21:30
Image: 3D structure of SARS-CoV determined using the Cryo-EM Single Particle Analysis workflow. [Daniel Beniac, Public Health Agency of Canada]
 
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a raft of new instruments at this year's Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
Promising excellent performance and productivity, the new Thermo Scientific Krios G3i is designed to deliver innovative enhancements necessary for rapid adoption of cryo-EM.
 
New features to the Krios cryo-transmission electron microscope, including auto-alignment, simplified user interface and extended sample lifetime, are set to make the system easier to use, improve reproducibility and reduce time-to-results over previous generations.
 
The Thermo Scientific Glacios makes high-performance cryo-EM accessible to a broader range of scientists and applications, including pharmaceutical drug discovery and development.
 
According to the company, the Glacios combines an industry-leading price-performance, easy-to-use automation and a small footprint for simplified installation.
 
Both the Thermo Scientific Krios G3i and the Thermo Scientific Glacios cryo-transmission electron microscopes can be used independently or together in a single particle analysis workflow to make structural analysis of proteins, protein complexes and other biomolecular structures faster, easier and more accessible. 
 
Meanwhile, the Thermo Scientific Aquilos is said to be the first commercial cryo-DualBeam electron microscope specifically designed to quickly and reliably prepare frozen biological samples for high-resolution tomographic imaging.
 
Cell biologists will be able to determine the structure of molecular complexes inside their cellular environment and gain deep insight into the function of those complexes.
 
Targeting Materials Science research, the new Thermo Scientific Quattro field-emission environmental scanning electron microscope is designed for versatility. It enables scientists to perform high-resolution imaging and analysis of most materials under a wide range of experimental conditions.
 
Scientists requiring advanced materials characterization can turn to the new Thermo Scientific Talos F200i, described as a high-performance scanning transmission electron microscope that can be customized to meet customers’ imaging and analytical requirements.
 
The STEM features advanced automation and an intuitive interface to enable high-end imaging and analysis in a wide range of laboratory applications.
 
Designed to reduce sample analysis time when paired with scanning electron and transmission electron microscopes, the Thermo Scientific Pathfinder X-ray microanalysis software provides enhanced problem-solving capabilities, featuring a 30 mm2 windowless Thermo Scientific UltraDry EDS detector for improved light element mapping solutions.
 
Additionally, Pathfinder’s COMPASS phase mapping feature now allows microscope users to map lithium for advanced lithium ion battery research.
 
Three-dimensional structure of a coronavirus determined using the Cryo-EM SPA workflow. Data courtesy The Veesler Lab, University of Washington.
 
Materials science researchers are able to transform their analysis capabilities with the Thermo Scientific DXR2xi Raman imaging microscope, which provides high-performance chemical imaging on an intuitive platform.
 
Designed with simple operation, the DXR2xi microscope allows new and experienced users alike to rapidly gain accurate chemical data on their samples.
 
“Our customers are looking to accelerate innovation and enhance productivity in their labs in order to bring new materials and products to market faster,” highlights Dan Shine, president, analytical instruments, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “We’re introducing new products that build on our leading electron microscopy platform and demonstrate to customers how our broad suite of analytical technologies can advance their research in materials and life sciences.” 
 
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