Workshop participants received an introduction to the observation of specimens in a frozen state during the scientific presentations which was followed by practical demonstrations. The interactive part of the workshop was focused on the Cryo-SEM techniques; after high pressure freezing, the sample was moved to cryo sputter coater and freezed at a temperature of -160 °C. The practical part of the workshop was finished with the sample observation in ultra- high resolution microscope TESCAN MAIA3. The participants were allowed to examine the Cryo-preparation on their own.
Workshop was attended by a number of CryoSEM and cryoTEM experts, other researchers, students and several TESCAN customers. The attendants appreciated the kind atmosphere and the chance to see and test the modern Cryo-technology in practice.
The workshop created a scientific platform for experience-sharing in CryoSEM and confirmed the strong position of the TESCAN brand in the field of life sciences.
Cryo-preparation is applied not only in the life sciences, but in the polymer and cosmetics industries as well. By minimizing artifacts typically arising during a standard sample preparation, it is particularly suitable for the characterization of samples with high water content, such as cellular materials, but also various types of emulsions, creams, paints, etc.