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Device for Growing Mammalian Cells on EM Grids

Summary
A device used to hold transmission electron microscopy grids that allows adherent mammalian cells to grow on and the 3D printing software to create the device, which the NCI seeks to license.
NIH Reference Number
E-243-2016
Product Type
Keywords
  • Electron Microscopy
Collaboration Opportunity
This invention is available for licensing.
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Description of Technology

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. 

Potential Commercial Applications
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy Tool
Competitive Advantages
  • Facilitates keeping samples cold
Development Stage
Patent Status
  • Research Material: NIH will not pursue patent prosecution for this technology
Therapeutic Area
Updated
Wednesday, December 20, 2017