eBIC is one of the largest cryo-EM sites in the world, embedded within an abundance of complementary synchrotron-based techniques, providing the life sciences sector with an offer not available anywhere else in the world. This integrated facility for structural biology will accelerate R&D for both industry and academic users, and ultimately help speed the path to understanding and treating viruses and diseases.
Thermo Fisher Scientific and Diamond Light Source are joining together to provide two new dedicated microscopes and professional cryo-EM services designed exclusively for the pharmaceutical industry. New instruments installed at eBIC include a Thermo Scientific Glacios Cryo Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) and a Thermo Scientific Krios G3i Cryo-TEM.
Access to both a Glacios Cryo-TEM and a Krios Cryo-TEM at one location will optimise productivity and time-to-result because of the designed-in connectivity between the two instruments. Scientists will be able to first prescreen samples on the Glacios Cryo-TEM to find the best quality samples before advancing to the higher resolution imaging on the Krios Cryo-TEM.
Diamond and Thermo Fisher will also provide cryo-EM guidance and expertise in sample preparation, cryo-EM sample screening, and high-end data collection to industrial researchers, allowing them to maximise their time spent with the instruments.
The infrastructure on offer at eBIC taps into the expertise of Diamond as a 24-hours per day, six days a week operational model. Typically, eBIC industry users are granted one to three day sessions depending on their requirements. The two new microscopes will have four staff providing support for year-round operation, and will add to Diamond’s four existing high-end microscopes, which will continue to support the academic demand. Find out more here.