EM Resolutions was founded on our commitment to produce and deliver a range of high quality TEM Support Films that allow users to get the best results from their Electron Microscope. Our team have over 25 years’ experience in Support Film manufacturing & development and continuously work to meet the diverse needs of EM users. We believe in excellent customer service and support new and innovative research by Electron Microscopists globally.
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In urgent need of Quantifoils and can’t afford to wait for long delivery times?
We have a range of Quantifoils available in stock so why not see if we have what you are looking for? If you have a specific requirement for a hole size not listed on our website and use Quantifoils on a regular basis, please let us know as we would be happy to discuss an arrangement to fulfil your requirements.
Not sure whether Quantifoils are the best support film for your application?
Quantifoils are primarily used for Cryo-TEM and other applications requiring automation due to their regular hole size and spacing. Although users may favour the ease of use that Quantifoils provide, they are essentially a Holey Carbon film but with small, uniform holes. Therefore, if you are not using automation, you might find that our Holey Carbon films (with a range of hole sizes) can provide sufficient support with less background for imaging.
Try our Graphene Oxide on Quantifoils
Our Graphene Oxide (GO) films are naturally hydrophilic and do not require plasma cleaning before use. We drop-cast our GO solution onto the Quantifoil grid, allowing the GO flakes to create a super thin layer (around 80% coverage) with monolayer areas approx. 1nm thick.
Congratulations to Richard Henderson, Jacques Dubochet and Joachim Frank for Winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017!
We are so pleased that the trio responsible for developing the capacity to observe biomolecules in their natural state through using Cryo-Electron Microscopy have been given the world recognition they deserve through winning the prestigious Noble Prize in Chemistry; continuing to make Cryo-EM a hot topic for research, investment and discussion.
James Streetley is a post-doctoral research assistant in the Bhella group at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR). The group uses cryo-EM to examine all aspects of virus structure; from virus-infected cells down to individual viral proteins. Currently, James is investigating the structure of the respiratory syncytial virus replicative complexes using single particle cryo-EM. From next year, the CVR will host the Scottish Macromolecular Imaging Centre (SMIC), a new national facility for cryo-EM, equipped with a CRYO ARM 300, the new automated 300kV instrument from JEOL.
An Exciting Arrival for Sheffield Scientists
The University of Sheffield’s Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology has just taken delivery of a brand new FEI Arctica Cryo-TEM!
In an article promoting the arrival, Dr Julien Bergeron says, “Here in Sheffield we are using and developing a wide variety of microscopy techniques in order to answer some of the biggest questions in biology and medicine. For example, my own research studies the complexes involved in antibiotic resistance in bacteria, and in particular how bacteria interact with their environment as well as with the host during infection.”
The Department will be welcoming three final year students to undertake research projects such as studying the proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease; contributing to the overall aim to explore the architecture and mode of action of complex biological molecules.
The 2017 Cryo Microscopy Group Meeting University of Birmingham, Dept. of Materials and Metallergy, Wed 15th November
The annual CMG meeting will include talks on advances in the field of Cryo-EM and its applications, often by internationally renowned speakers. This is also a forum for communicating technique advances/results by way of presentations or short talks and allows for open discussions.
There is also a lunch break with a fantastic Trade Exhibition, allowing plenty of time to pick up tips and brainstorm with experts in their fields.