MiTeGen Newsletter

New Cryo-EM Innovations

Manual Plunge Cooler and Ethane Cryostat System

MiTeGen Manual Plunge Cooler and Cryostat System

See below for video of the manual plunge cooler.

Manual Plunge Cooler Video

Our latest innovation is a bench top system for optimizing your vitrification workflow for Cryo-EM. It consists of a manual plunge cooler, an ethane cryostat and temperature controller. Available as a complete system or each component individually.

Developed in collaboration with Dr. Christopher Russo, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, users can confidently prepare grids using a time-tested design that is optimized for results and easy use.

Great for preparing grids for single particle analysis (SPA), cryogenic electron tomography (Cryo-ET), micro-crystal electron diffraction (MicroED), and more!

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Cryostat Paper

The Cryostat system is based on a paper at AIP Publishing by Christopher J Russo et al.. In the paper they layout the reasoning and need for a Cryostat system.

Read The Paper

Are You Attending The IUCr Meeting?

IUCR 2023 Meeting

The IUCr meeting is August 22nd to the 29th in Melbourne Australia. It offers a full range of talks, workshops, networking and exhibitions by vendors.

We are attending and exhibiting at the meeting and will have a wide range of our latest innovations for crystallography, cryo-EM and more for your viewing. Our booth numbers are 33 and 34. If you are going to IUCr, let us know!

View The IUCr Program

Choosing a Microscope Made Easy

Research labs need great equipment for better results. Having a high-quality stereo microscopes for sample screening and preparation in crystallography and cryo-EM can make a big difference to researchers.

To make life easier, we've generated microscope bundles for every size lab and budget. Our kits offer the features that matter the most to researchers and are generated by one of the leading optics manufacturer in the world, Carl Zeiss.

See Our Complete Line of Microscopes
Upcoming Events
At MiTeGen, we sponsor numerous events, conferences, workshops and symposiums throughout the year. These events include fields such as structural biology, crystallography, cryo-EM, beamline research and more. We believe in supporting researchers and our industry. Listed below are two upcoming events you might find interesting.
Slovenian-Croatian (Croatian-Slovenian) crystallographic meeting

The 29th Slovenian-Croatian Crystallographic Meeting

 is June 14th to the 18th in Topolšica, Slovenia. The meeting is designed to allow researchers to present their work and exchange ideas in multiple areas of research involving crystallography. We are a sponsor of this meeting.

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Pacific Northwest Crystallographic Workshop

The Pacific Northwest Summer Crystallographic Workshop is July 12th to the 15th in Spokane, Washington. Designed to instruct students and their faculty research mentors (up to 20 participants) in the methods and rewards of small molecule X-ray crystallography as a tool for routine characterization. We are a sponsor of this workshop.

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Events, Workshops and Conferences

If you are looking for more events visit our events page. It lists conferences, workshops, symposiums, user meetings and more.

Topics include structural biology, material science, crystallography, cryo-EM, beamline research and more.

Visit Our Events Page
Industry Resources and News

Here is a small selection of industry resources and news for your browsing.

  • Paper at Acta Cryst D - Likelihood-based signal and noise analysis for docking of models into cryo-EM maps - Learn More
  • ThermoFisher Scientifics latest episode of their Cryo-Talk Podcast. This time featuring Dr. Ariane Briegel - Learn More 
  • Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences is soliciting submissions for its upcoming research topic, Cryogenic Electron Microscopy of Infectious Diseases - Learn More
  • Article at Natures Methods - DAQ-Score Database: assessment of map–model compatibility for protein structure models from cryo-EM maps - Learn More
  • CCDC is conducting their annual drive to convert historic data into electronic CIFs. Drive is design to share data that researchers may not otherwise have access to - Learn More
  • Paper at Acta Cryst D - FLEXR: automated multi-conformer model building using electron-density map sampling - Learn More
  • Article at Crystals MDPI - Virtual and Augmented Reality Environments to Learn the Fundamentals of Crystallography - Learn More
  • Article at The University of Chicago Press Journals - After the Double Helix Rosalind Franklin's Research on Tobacco mosaic virus - Learn More 
  • Article at ScienceDirect - Breaking free from the crystal lattice: Structural biology in solution to study protein degraders - Learn More 
  • Paper at IUCrJ - JINXED: just in time crystallization for easy structure determination of biological macromolecules - Learn More 
  • Handbook from ThermoFisher Scientific which provides a technical overview of key methods in protein research - Learn More
  • Advanced Light Source Doctoral Fellowship in Residence and Collaborative Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs are now accepting applications - Learn More
  • Advanced Light Source is accepting nominations for 2023 User Meeting Awards - Learn More
  • Paper at IUCrJ - Fourth-Generation light sources - What new capabilities will these bring? - Learn More
  • Find beamline proposal deadlines from around the world at - Learn More
  • Video - Learn about the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron Laboratory for Micro And Nano Devices (SyLMAND) beamline - Learn More
  • Throwback picture from the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) - Cycling through the accelerator ring - Learn More 
  • Just for fun, from Twitter user @chembameditor - How many steps is it around Diamond Light Source Synchrotron - Learn More 

APS Shutdown Help - Alernative Beamlines

APS Alternative Beamlines

Were you a user of the APS (Advanced Photon Source) beamlines? Have you made plans to find an alternative beamline for your research?

If not then now is your chance to find an alternative beamline for your research as well as get yourself equipped to conduct your research there. Reach out to us and let us help you find an alternative beamline for your research.

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