Events

13-14 February 2018  Automated and Rapid Specimen Processing for Electron Microscopy Workshop – Hatfield, PA

This workshop will introduce participants to the use of equipment for processing tissue samples for TEM including the mPrep ASP-1000 automated specimen processor for rapid tissue fixation and embedding.

EMS Microscopy Academy

Hatfield, PA

Additional information and registration

Past Events

8 December 2017  Seminar at the University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC

Steven Goodman (Chief Scientific Officer of Microscopy Innovations) will present: “Walk Away” Automated Preparation of Biological Specimens and TEM Grids.

This seminar will describe applications of the mPrep System including fully automatic tissue preparation of tissues for TEM in hours instead of days, and fully automated immuno-labeling. Additional applications include correlative microscopy and 3D cell culture, BSL3/4 virus preparation, nanoparticles, and SEM.

Lunch and Learn Seminar at 12:15 PM, Building 101, M1 lecture hall

Instrumentation Resource Facility 

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

17 November 2017  Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society – Deerfield, IL

Come see us at the November meeting of M3S, for: “The Other M: Innovative Microanalysis.”  This meeting will be held at Baxter Healthcare in Deerfield, IL.  Program and Directions here. Please RSVP by November 14 to  Secretary@midwestmicroscopy.org.

24-25 October 2017    Immuno EM Principles and Practice Minicourse – Baltimore, MD

University of Maryland – Baltimore, Electron Microscopy Core Imaging Facility (EMCIF)

This workshop is to promote the knowledge and skills of Immuno EM Techniques, including the use of the mPrep ASP-1000 automated specimen processor for immuno-labeling sample preparation.

More information and registration.

13 October 2017  Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society – Milwaukee, WI

Come see us at the fall meeting of the M3S: Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society to be held at the Medical College of Wisconsin: Topics in BioMedical Microscopy.

6-10 August 2017 Microscopy & Microanalysis – St. Louis, MO

 

Monday 3:00-5:00 PM            Exhibit Hall, Poster PDP-52

Fast, Walk-away, Automated Processing of Mammalian Tissue for LM and TEM

NR Stewart, BK August, TE Strader, SL Goodman. University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and Microscopy Innovations, LLC

 

Monday 3:00-5:00 PM           Exhibit Hall, Poster PDP-56

Preparing LR White Embedded Tissue with mPrep/s Specimen Capsules

NR Stewart, BK August, TE Strader, SL Goodman. University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, and Microscopy Innovations, LLC

 

Monday 3:00-5:00 PM           Exhibit Hall, Poster PDP-59

Rapid Automated en Bloc Staining for SEM of Sections 

M McClain, SH Nowotarski, X Zhao, AS Alvarado. Stowers Institute for Medical Research and Howard Hughs Medical Institute.  Winner of a Diatome Award!

 

Monday 5:45 PM         Vendor Tutorial   Exhibitor Booth 311

The mPrep™ System for specimen prep — what has it done lately in labs like yours?

As more users adopt the innovative mPrep™ System, documented applications have grown to include biological sample prep for TEM and SEM (including ultra-rapid tissue and organism embedding in epoxy and LR White resins), BSL3/4 virus TEM, cryo-facing SEM, nanoparticle TEM, immuno-gold labeling, and pharmaceutical and medical device applications. The tutorial will focus on applications requested by attendees.

 

Tuesday 5:45 PM         Vendor Tutorial   Exhibitor Booth 311

Walk-away specimen preparation of biological tissue for TEM and immunogold labeling using the mPrep™ ASP-1000 Automated Specimen Processor

Learn about rapid robotic parallel processing of multiple kidney, muscle and liver tissue specimens plus fully-automated on-grid immunogold labeling using innovative mPrep capsules and the mPrep ASP-1000 Automated Specimen Processor. Kidney is processed from fixative rinse through infiltration in about an hour and other tissues typically in about 2 hours. See the ASP-1000’s new fume containment system and control software with three-tiered user access and text alert signaling to operators.

13-14 July 2017 Biological EM Sample Processing Mini-Course – Baltimore, MD

University of Maryland Baltimore, Electron Microscopy Core Imaging Facility (EMCIF)

 

Techniques covered: Chemical fixation, Cryo-immobilization, Resin embedding, Rapid processing, Microwave assisted processing, automated sample processing, SEM biological sample processing, Negative staining of particulate specimens

Instrumentation:  High pressure freezer (Leica-Microsystems), mPrep ASP-1000 automated specimen processor (Microscopy Innovations), Critical Point Dryer (Leica-Microsystems & Tousimis)

 

More information and registration here.

5 May 2017 Minnesota Microscopy Society – St. Paul, MN

Microscopy Innovations will exhibit at MMS Spring Symposium at the Minnesota Science Museum in St. Paul, MN.

www.mnmicroscopy.org/calendar.html

26 April 2017  Biotechnology and Automation: What makes sense? – Middleton, WI

Nicolas Stewart, University of Wisconsin – Madison, will present: “Fast, Walk-Away Automated Processing of Tissue for LM and TEM” at the Midwest Laboratory Robotics Interest Group spring conference: “Biotechnology and Automation: What makes sense?”  Event information and free registration.

17 November 2016  Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society – Deerfield, IL

Come see us at the fall meeting of the M3S: Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society to be held at Baxter Healthcare in Deerfield, IL

19 – 21 October 2016 Aurion ImmunoGold Silver Staining Workshop – Baltimore, MD

Microscopy Innovations will demonstrate Automated Immunogold Labeling at the Aurion and Electron Microscopy Sciences Fall workshop. The workshop will be held at the Electron Microscopy Core Imaging Facility (EMCIF) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.  More information and registration.

20 October 2016 Central State Microscopy and Microanalysis Society – Rolla, MO

Building Bridges Between Materials and Biological Microscopy at Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, MO. CSMMS: Central States Microscopy and Microanalysis Society

24-28 July 2016 Microscopy & Microanalysis – Columbus, OH

Come visit us at M&M 2016 in booth 1205.  See these mPrep System presentations:

Monday  2:30  PM       Session B01.1.  Room C11, Abstract #24

3D Cell Culture and Microscopy in a Capsule with Scaffolds, Tumors & Stem Cells

SL Goodman, Microscopy Innovations, LLC; T Lyden, University of Wisconsin River Falls; W-J Li and T Yen, University of Wisconsin Madison

 

Monday 3:00-5:00 PM            Late Breaking Poster. Exhibit Hall, Post Deadline Poster #49

Bringing Speed and Automation Together with the ASP-1000  Abstract

Melainia McClain, Electron Microscopy Core Facility, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri USA.

 

Monday 5:45 PM         Vendor Tutorial   Exhibitor Booth 1205

Fully Automated Immunogold Labeling on the ASP-1000

Note:  To attend you must signup in advance at the Mega Booth.

 

Tuesday 10:30 AM      Session B08.2.  Room C114,  Abstract #240

Using Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM) for Accurate Virus Dosing Quantification

CD Blancett, DP Fetterer, KA Koistinen, EM Morazzani, MK Monniger, AE Piper, PJ Glass, MG Sun; U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

 

Tuesday 10:45 AM      Session B08.2.  Room C114, Abstract #241

Improved Virus Specimen Preparation for Transmission Electron Microscopy Using mPrep/g Capsules: Applications in BSL3-4 Laboratories

MK Monninger, CA Nguessan, CD Blancett, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases; SL Goodman, Microscopy Innovations, LLC; MG Sun,U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

 

Tuesday 3:00-5:00 PM  Poster Session B02.P1 Poster #135, Abstract #389

Fully-Automated Immunogold Labeling of Resin Embedded Specimens and On-Grid Deposition of Gold Fiducial Particles

E Frankel, B August, A Audhya, University of Wisconsin-Madison; T Strader, Microscopy Innovations, LLC

 

Wednesday 3:00-5:00 PM      Poster Session P10.P1   Poster #306, Abstract #775

Nano-Particle TEM Sample Preparation Primer

OM Vierrether, JR Terbush, CA Wisner; Missouri University of Science & Technology

24-25 May 2016 Current EM Techniques Workshop  – Baltimore, MD

Microscopy Innovations will demonstrate Automated Immunogold Labeling on May 25 in conjunction with the Current EM Techniques Workshop hosted by the University of Maryland – Baltimore and the Chesapeake Microscopy and Microanalysis Society.

19 May 2016 How to Automate Your Assay conference – Chesterfield, MO

Come see us at the Midwest Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (LRIG) Conference “How to Automate and Integrate your Assay.” Microscopy Innovations will be exhibiting the ASP-1000 for electron microscopy specimen preparation, grid staining and immunolabeling.

Midwest spring meeting of LRIG

29 April 2016 Minnesota Microscopy Society – St. Paul, MN

Microscopy Innovations will exhibit at MMS Spring Symposium at the Minnesota Science Museum in St. Paul, MN.

www.mnmicroscopy.org/calendar.html

27-28 April 2016 Demonstrations of mPrep ASP-1000 – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Come see the mPrep ASP-1000 automated specimen processor in action on the campus of the University of Minnesota.  The ASP-1000 prepares specimens and grids, and can even perform fully automated Fully automated immuno-gold labeling!  Contact us to arrange a demonstration.

14 April 2016 Indiana Microscopy Society – Indianapolis, IN

Microscopy Innovations will exhibit at the INMS Spring Meeting at the Marion County Public Library (40 East Saint Claire St.) in Indianapolis, IN.

http://indianamicroscopysociety.org/

25 March 2016 Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis – Evanston, IL

Microscopy Innovations will exhibit at M3S at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

www.midwestmicroscopy.org/index.html

23-24 March 2016 Demonstrations of mPrep ASP-1000 – Evanston, IL

Come see the mPrep ASP-1000 automated specimen processor in action at the Biological Imaging Facility at Northwestern University.  The ASP-1000 prepares specimens and grids, and can even perform Fully automated immuno-gold labeling!

Contact us to arrange a demonstration.

20 November 2015 Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis – Deerfield, IL

Microscopy Innovations will exhibit at M3S at Baxter Healthcare in Deerfield, IL.

6 November 2015  mPrep System Training Workshop – Evanston, IL

A hands-on workshop, “Preparing EM samples with the mPrep System” will be taught at the Biological Imaging Facility (BIF) at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required. The workshop is limited to 20 persons.

30 October 2015  Central States Microscopy and Microanalysis Society – St. Louis, MO

Microscopy Innovations is exhibiting and Tom Strader will present: “Automated, Programmable Processing of Specimens and Grids with the mPrep ASP-1000” at the Fall Meeting of the Central States Microscopy Society (CSMMS) at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center. Washington University Medical School. St. Louis, MO.

24 September 2015

Webinar: Nanoparticles and Microparticles: Easy and Efficient Sample Preparation for Multiple Analyses

2-6 August 2015 Microscopy & Microanalysis 2015 – Portland, OR

Our Courses and Presentations
  • Immunolabeling Short Course
  • Automated, Programmable Processing of Specimens and Grids with the mPrep ASP-1000
  • Efficient and Documented Preparation of Pharmaceutical Particles for Correlative Microscopy Analyses Using mPrep Capsule Processing
  • Easier and Safer Biological Staining: High Contrast UranyLess Staining of TEM grids using mPrep/g Capsules

20-22 May 2015  Journeys de formation du RCCM – Portici, Corsica, France

In conjunction with Delta Microscopies of Mauressac, France (mPrep System Distributer), Dr. Steven Goodman of Microscopy Innovations is presenting, “Une nouvelle approche de préparation des échantillons en microscopie électronique,” (A new approach to the preparation of specimens for electron microscopy) at the 14eme Journeys de formation du RCCM: Methodes et Techniques de Detection et de Localization Moleculaire en Microscopie Electronique.

Program

4 May 2015  mPrep System Training Workshop – Madison, WI

A hands-on workshop, “Electron Microscopy Specimen Preparation – Isn’t there an easier way?” will be taught at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. There is no cost to attend, but attendance is limited and advanced registration is required.

1 May 2015  Minnesota Microscopy Society – St. Paul, MN

Microscopy Innovations is exhibiting at the Minnesota Microscopy Society Spring Symposium at the Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN.