FEI Mark IV Vitrobot

FEI Mark IV Vitrobot

FEI Mark IV Vitrobot

The FEI Mark IV is the fourth generation of sample vitrification robot from FEI. The robot controls environmental conditions, blot times, and plunge freezing to produce a consistent ice thickness for frozen vitrified samples. The Vitrobot is available to all UOW and external customers free of charge with proper training.

  • Extremely consistent vitrified ice for frozen samples
  • Enclosed controlled environment with a working temperature of 4-60 C (Peltier controlled) and able to maintain relative humidity at 100% with ultrasonic humidification
  • Small volume sample application with user defined software control of multiple sample applications, application time and wait time
  • Adjustable blotting parameters include the number of blot actions, blot duration, longitudinal grid positioning, and drain time between blotting and vitrification steps
  • Automated shutter control, grid and coolant container positioning