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RMC-Boeckeler Brings New EM Sample Prep Products, Tutorials & Demos to M&M

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Featured at RMC-Boeckeler’s M&M booth # 867 will be the new ATUMtome automated tape collecting ultramicrotome. This illustrated close-up shows how the ATUMtome moves a continuous ribbon of tape through the ultramicrotome’s water trough, automatically removing the serial sections in sequential order. After the sections are collected, researchers mount the tape strips onto substrates such as silicon wafers or glass slides. The populated wafers are then ready for imaging with a scanning electron microscope.

RMC-Boeckeler is preparing for a larger presence this year at the M&M exhibit, Aug. 3-6, in Portland, Ore., by presenting new sample preparation products and hosting more demos and evening tutorials with key scientists than it has in previous years.

NEW PRODUCTS: Along with the new RMC ATUMtome automated tape collecting ultramicrotome, which has been gaining ground in neuroscience and other fields since its debut in November 2014, the manufacturer will introduce two other new and developing products during the show at booth #867. These products include the RMC LN-Ultra cryosectioning system designed for both biological and industrial applications that require low temperature serial sectioning, as well as a new option on the PT-PC ultramicrotome, an array tomography serial section substrate holder that is currently under development and open to early adopters.

PERSONAL DEMOS: Personal demos at the booth feature the RMC ATUMtome, a cryo-ultramicrotomy station that includes the RMC LN-Ultra cryosectioning system and the RMC PT-PCZ PowerTome ultramicrotome. RMC applications scientists will be on hand to discuss personalized sample prep requirements and demonstrate the technique and instrumentation by appointment between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3 and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5. To register, sign up as early as possible by contacting RMC’s Dave Roberts at (520) 745-0001 or by e-mailing him at dave@boeckeler.com or sign up at the booth on Monday afternoon.

Not only can visitors see the RMC ATUMtome automated tape collecting system at RMC-Boeckeler booth #867, but also at Carl Zeiss Microscopy LLC’s nearby booth #638, where they can see the workflow that includes the ZEISS family of tomography imaging solutions and the ZEISS Atlas 5 array tomography software, which helps automate imaging of the collected sections.

EVENING TUTORIALS:

Evening tutorials with key scientists will also be held at booth # 867 beginning at 5:45 p.m., featuring scientists from key areas in ultramicrotomy and serial sectioning. The topics are as follows:

  • Monday, Aug. 3, 5:45 p.m. “High Pressure Freezing for CLEM” -- Highlights recent developments and new techniques using rapid loading, high pressure freezing and freeze substitution for correlative light to electron microscopy. Limited seating, reserve early.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4, 5:45 p.m. “Ultrastructural Analysis Using Automatic Tape-Collecting -- Ultramicrotome for SEM Array Tomography. Limited seating, reserve early.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 5, 545 p.m. “Array Tomography for CLEM” – Presentation of an exciting new technique for serial section collection for correlative light and electron microscopy. Limited seating, reserve early.

To reserve for these tutorials, please sign up on the first day of the show at the MSA Megabooth.

Figure details: Featured at RMC-Boeckeler’s M&M booth # 867 will be the new ATUMtome automated tape collecting ultramicrotome. This illustrated close-up shows how the ATUMtome moves a continuous ribbon of tape through the ultramicrotome’s water trough, automatically removing the serial sections in sequential order. After the sections are collected, researchers mount the tape strips onto substrates such as silicon wafers or glass slides. The populated wafers are then ready for imaging with a scanning electron microscope.

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