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Unlocking the secrets of cellular structures, unraveling the interactions between cellular systems, and understanding the structure of biological molecules are all pursuits that rely on electron microscopy.
Cell biology, molecular biology, and structural biology are all sciences that focus on the fundamental processes of biological cells. Fischione products, particularly the plasma cleaning and holder instruments, are invaluable when performing electron microscopy in life sciences applications.
Shown at left: Electron tomography of cells infected with coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) displayed in a surface-rendered model. Single-membrane tubules (green) and endoplasmic reticulum (blue) are visible. Fischione Instruments' Model 2040 Dual-Axis Tomography Holder was used to collect multiple tilt series during electron tomography.
Image courtesy of Ronald W.A.L. Limpens, Darshan Kumar, Abraham J. Koster, Eric J. Snijder, and Montserrat Bárcena, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands; and Hilde M. van der Schaar and Frank J.M. van Kuppeveld, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands. doi:10.1128/mBio.00166-11