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- Microinjection processes use either metal microinjection needles or glass micropipettes to inject small liquid volumes. For example, genetic material may be inserted into a living cell, a drug introduced into an eye or brain, or fluid injected into a muscle. Typically, microinjection is performed under a microscope. A stereotaxic frame setup may be required.
Recently, WPI introduced its customizable Microinjection System with everything you need to get started. We can help you customize your system with many options and microinjection system accessories. The basic system includes:
Microinjection pump like the PV820 Pneumatic PicoPump
LED lighted microscope base with a PZMIII Stereo Microscope and an articulating mirror
WPI offers a variety of pumps along with special syringes, stereotaxic frames, glass capillaries and needles. The setup you choose depends on the size of your microinjection aliquots, the volume to be injected and the size of needle or glass tip you choose. In addition, we offer an electroporator for transfection procedures.
Whether you are working with Danio rerio (zebrafish), Xenopus, Drosophila or Caenorhabditis elegans, we can help you customize a microinjection system for your application.
- Our free radical analyzers are used in biosensing experiments to detect oxygen, nitric oxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen peroxide, hydrogen sulfide and glucose.
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Our black instruments are coated with titanium nitride (TiN), an extremely hard ceramic material.The TiN coating hardens and protects the cutting edge. Ceramic coated anti-reflective instruments are perfect for microscopy and microsurgical applications.
Coating surgical instruments with a black ceramic offers several distinct advantages.
Wear and tear resistant
The coating adds a thin layer to the metal instrument that actually makes the instrument harder, offering surgeons greater precision and perfection. This anti-glare surface minimizes any reflection off the surface of your instruments. The incredibly smooth coating improving the instruments' resistance to corrosion and minimizing friction. The reduced wear and tear means coated instruments last considerably longer. The ceramic coating is virtually impenetrable, because the raw material is bonded to the instrument both physically and chemically. The black coated instruments are much more resilient to the pressure of daily use and chemical processing. Coated instruments last considerably longer.
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June 19, 2019The new WPI MICRO-ePORE™ Pinpoint Cell Penetrator is a simple and versatile system that can be used for efficient microinjection of a diverse array of compounds and biomolecules into oocytes and pre-implantation stage mammalian embryos. Patent pending Flutter Electrode Technology assists in small, clean, precise membrane penetration without tearing or damaging the membrane. Here Gabe sets up the system and connects all the components. Unpacking Your MICRO-ePORE™ System Connecting Your MICRO-ePORE™ System Connecting the MICRO-ePORE™ Electrode Holders
June 19, 2019For intracellular dual or differential studies, WPI's Duo773 has separate negative capacity controls and built-in active filtering that allows the precise balancing of time constants for artifact-free differential measurement. It comes complete with two probe headstages, 1015Ω and 1011Ω probes to monitor signals from ion-specific micro-electrodes as well as KCl-filled electrodes. Jim shows you how to safely unpack and properly setup your new Duo773. Unpacking Your MICRO-ePORE™ System More Info
May 02, 2019EndOhm Chambers Re-engineered EndOhm chambers are designed for making accurate TEER measurement of epithelial and endothelial cell cultures. The design keeps the top and bottom electrodes at a fixed gap and maintains the sample (cell culture insert) in a centered position inside. This design minimizes the variability associated with electrode positioning and gap, making EndOhm chambers more accurate and capable of generating reproducible results. WPI made some recent upgrades to the EndOhm chambers. The NEW EndOhm Chamber is made of GLASS, making it easier to clean and more crack resistant. The chamber can be cleaned with ethanol, isopropanol, bleach, etc.