Press Release Summary:
Model EM PACT2 Freezer is designed to help researchers achieve reproducible results for localization and characterization of organelles and subcellular components. High-pressure system allows freezing up to 200 Ã‚Âµm into specimen for subsequent sectioning and observation, and menu-driven color touchscreen guides user through fresh to frozen process in 5 sec. After freezing, pressure and temperature curves can be observed, stored, and downloaded to PC.
Original Press Release:
Leica Microsystems Introduces New Leica EM PACT2: The First Compact, High-Pressure Freezer with EM RTS Rapid Transfer System
Bannockburn, Illinois. The NEW Leica EM PACT2 High-Pressure Freezer with EM RTS Rapid Transfer System is the first step in the preparation of samples for many microscope techniques.
The Leica EM PACT2 is designed to help researchers achieve reproducible results for localization and characterization of organelles and subcellular components. The high-pressure freezing system allows high-quality specimen freezing up to 200Âµm into the specimen for subsequent sectioning and observation in an electron microscope.
This fully mobile instrument only needs to be connected to a standard power supply and comes with its own compressor located on the same trolley. Any fluid can be used as a hydraulic fluid, and specimen pods are maintenance-free.
The menu-driven color touchscreen guides the user through the fresh to frozen process in 5 seconds. The touchscreen features prompt windows, which makes it easy to use. After freezing, pressure and temperature curves can be observed, then stored and downloaded via memory stick to a PC.
The Leica EM RTS rapid transfer system is an innovative accessory designed for correlative LM/EM, i.e., for time resolution studies in conjunction with confocal microscopy. A cell can be viewed under the confocal microscope, then quickly frozen with the EM PACT2/EM RTS, allowing the same cell to be viewed in the electron microscope. The EM RTS can also be used to enhance the speed of taking a biopsy in conjunction with the Leica's new Microbiopsy Transfer System. With a turn-around time of 30 seconds for the EM PACT2, samples can be frozen at twice the rate of other high-pressure freezers.
Leica Microsystems is a leading global designer and producer of innovative high-tech precision optics systems for the analysis of microstructures. It is one of the market leaders in each of its business areas Microscopy, Imaging Systems, Specimen Preparation, and Medical Equipment. The company manufactures a broad range of products for numerous applications, which require either microscopic visual presentation, measurement, analysis or electron-beam lithography. The company offers system solutions in the areas of Life Science including biotechnology and medicine, as well as the science of raw materials and industrial quality assurance. The company is represented in over 100 countries with 11 manufacturing facilities in 7 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries and an international network of dealers. With its workforce of about 3750 employees it makes a turnover of 604m Euros. The international management is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.
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Leica Microsystems Inc.
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