The original, contains 20 tools for sample manipulation and measurement.
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 10 micrometers thick and can be used to support samples in X-ray beams, producing less background scatter. MicroTool Kits 2 and 3 are made from a thicker polymer and are more durable, and replace Kit 1 in all applications except those for which minimizing X-ray scatter from the tools is important.
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: