Microinjectors For All Your Microinjection Applications
Designed to simplify intracellular injection and a variety of other microinjection tasks, the WPI introduces three new Microinjectors:
|Regulated compensation and injection pressure||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pressure output: 0.3–87 PSI||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Low volume tubing assembly||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Inject using foot switch (included)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Inject using a TTL pulse from external computer
or pulse generator (Cable to connect to pulse
|Inject manually using touch screen interface||Yes|
|Integrated pressure source||Yes||Yes|
|2-Stage foot switch to activate voltage for injection
|Order code||Integrated Pressure Source||Integrated MICRO-ePORE|
- Convenient internal pressure source (MICRO-ePUMP and uPUMP only)
- Intuitive user-interface
- Small footprint takes up very little bench space
- Easy to navigate with touch screen and control knob
- High precision for reproducible injections – microliters to picoliter
- Microinjection of diverse compounds and biomolecules – DNA, RNA, proteins
- Pre- and post-implantation in embryos of various species – mice, rats, monkeys, bovine, pigs, zebrafish, etc.
Microinjector with Integrated Cell Penetrator and Internal Pressure Source
Microinjector with Internal Pressure Source
Microinjector with External Pressure Source (pressure source not included)
WPI Microinjectors use carefully regulated air pressure for injecting cells with fluid. Injected volumes range from picoliters to nanoliters. The port supplies positive pressure for high-pressure ejection. The pressure port maintains a low positive “compensation” pressure to the injecting pipette between injection pulses to prevent fluid uptake through capillary action.
Timing, injection pressure and compensation pressure are adjusted independently using the touch screen interface. Time intervals can range from 2 seconds down to 10 ms or less, depending on the injection pressure setting. The injection pressure interval is triggered by using a foot switch or a computer-controlled TTL pulse (MICRO-ePUMP uses only a foot switch).
The WPI Microinjectors are designed to inject very small quantities of fluids, such as drugs, into cells or small organelles. Pressure injection is an especially useful alternative to electroionophoresis, since it does not mandate the use of charged ions. Two different positive pressures may be applied–one for ejection at high pressure and a second, lower pressure to prevent back filling of the pipette by capillary action.
The WPI Microinjectors offers separate regulated compensation (back filling prevention) and ejection pres-sures with a precision timing circuit that switches from injection pressure to compensation pressure automati-cally.
WPI’s MICRO-ePORETM Pinpoint Cell Penetrator technology is embedded inside the MICRO-ePUMP. When the researcher enables the The MICRO-ePORETM, it delivers a highly localized voltage signal to a targeted injection site to facilitate penetration with minimal trauma. The researcher determines the amplitude and frequency of the signal that best suits the application. The signal originates in the control box, and it is transmitted through the electrode interface cable to the microelectrode holder. A silver wire is used to transmit the signal into the electrically conductive substance being injected. A reference electrode is used to place the media at 0.0 V potential with reference to the generated voltage.
The MICRO-ePUMP offers separate regulated compensation (back filling prevention) and injection pressures with a precision timing circuit that switches from injection pressure to compensation pressure automatically.
|What is included with the system||Qty||MICRO-ePUMP||uPUMP||PV850|
|2-Step Foot Switch||1||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|99164 MICRO-ePORETM Injection Assembly||1||Yes|
|AC/DC 24 V Power Adapter||1||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Capillary kit includes||300744||300753||300753|
|75122-110 1.0 mm Pipette Gaskets (green)||4||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|75122-210 1.2 mm Pipette Gaskets (black)||4||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|75122-310 1.5 mm Pipette Gaskets (red)||4||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|75122-410 1.65 mm Pipette Gaskets (white)||4||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|802828 O-ring Bunna N-002||2||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|75123 Pipette Handle Assembly||1||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|75125 Pipette Holder||1||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|99862 Tubing Assembly||1||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|99865 Adapter Tube Assembly||1||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|CBL102 6’ Cable, 3.5 mm Mini Phone Plug to BNC||1||No||Yes||Yes|
|803130 Stereo Splitter Cable, 3.5 mm||1||No||Yes||Yes|
|Input kit for Picopumps includes||1||3116|
|0.25” NPT Fitting for Nitrogen Tank Regulator||1||Yes|
|10’ Hard Tubing||1||Yes|
Compare the compensaation pressure accuracy of the legacy (PV820) with the new generation of pressure microinjectors (PV850).
WPI's New MICRO-ePUMP Microinjector with Integrated Pressure Source
WPI's New PV850 Microinjector: Setting Up the Hardware
WPI's New PV850 Microinjector: Using the Software