FEI announced the availability of its Tecnai Arctica transmission electron microscope (TEM) for structural biology research. The microscope incorporates sophisticated automation, pioneered on FEI’s flagship Titan Krios TEM, to elucidate the three-dimensional (3D) structure of biological macromolecules and molecular complexes. The microscope is specifically designed for structural biologists who are focused on increasing productivity and reducing cost-of-ownership. The system’s high throughput and easy-to-use, highly-automated workflow, combined with its lower acquisition cost, minimize the overall cost of analysis per structure. The microscope is part of a tightly-integrated, start-to-finish workflow, comprising cryo-sample preparation, data acquisition and analysis and final visualization, which greatly enhances the speed and efficiency of analysis. Its cryo-sample autoloader, combined with automated target identification and low dose imaging, enable unattended acquisition of large SPA data sets that are practically impossible to acquire with manual methods. Its streamlined user interface and extensive automation of routine operations and set up procedures significantly lower the threshold for operator expertise.
FEI, 503-726-7500, www.fei.com/tecnai_arctica