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Device for Growing Mammalian Cells on EM Grids

Lead Inventors
Giovanna Grandinetti (NCI)
Development Status

Researchers at the NCI Center for Molecular Microscopy invented a device to hold transmission electron microscopy grids that allows adherent mammalian cells to be grown on it, as well as the 3D printing software to create the holder.  The TEM cell grid holder solves the difficulty of lifting the TEM grid out of a plate without bending or damaging the grid.  The holder can be reproduced in various sizes with 3D printing. 

Commercial Applications
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy Tool
Competitive Advantages
  • Facilitates keeping samples cold

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