Based upon customer feedback, MicroKit 2 has been developed that now separates out the sample manipulation tools in Kit 1, modified their designs, and made them thicker and more durable. The ideal kit for common sample manipulation tasks.
As with Kit 1, these tools have tips made from soft, flexible microfabricated polymer films. Tip curvature gives them rigidity, but they can still easily be flexed to conform to a well or slide surface. These tools are far less likely to damage fragile samples than metal microtools, and are optically and X-ray transparent. Use for protein crystals, single cells and other small samples.
The tips of these tools are 15 micrometers thick, so they generate more background X-ray scatter in X-ray beams than the tools in Kit 1 (but still less than other commercial X-ray sample mounting technologies.)
Each tool is mounted on a 25 mm in length and 0.025"/ 0.64 mm diameter nonmagnetic solid stainless steel rod. Hold them in a standard 0.7 mm mechanical pencil (included with each kit), or in a micromanipulator.
Each kit contains: