A novel storage system for cryoEM samples

J Struct Biol. 2017 Jul;199(1):84-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2017.04.005. Epub 2017 Apr 19.


We present here a new CryoEM grid boxes storage system designed to simplify sample labeling, tracking and retrieval. The system is based on the crystal pucks widely used by the X-ray crystallographic community for storage and shipping of crystals. This system is suitable for any cryoEM laboratory, but especially for large facilities that will need accurate tracking of large numbers of samples coming from different sources.

Keywords: Automation; CryoTEM; Grid storage; Pucks.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Automation, Laboratory
  • Cryoelectron Microscopy / methods*
  • Preservation, Biological / methods
  • Research Design
  • Specimen Handling / methods*
  • Specimen Handling / standards