mPrep™ ASP-1000 Automated Specimen Processor

Walk-away Convenience

While you focus on other lab projects, the ASP-1000 automatically prepares your samples!

 

One instrument prepares TEM and 3DEM specimens and does on-grid and pre-embedding immuno-gold labeling

Complicated protocols?  Simultaneously prepare titrations and controls with up to 72 reagent steps, 576 reagents, and unlimited program steps

Expensive reagents? No problem. Requires only microliters of expensive reagents like antibodies and labels

Identical processing provides comparable results every time

Efficient agitation ensures excellent mixing

 

Efficient agitation accelerates tissue preparation from days to hours:

Stop babysitting reagent exchanges!

  • TEM specimen fixation, en bloc staining, dehydration, and embedding
  • Immunolabeling – On grid and en bloc
  • Serial block-face SEM specimen fixation, staining, dehydration, and embedding
  • SEM specimen fixation and dehydration
  • Easy set up and clean up
  • Intuitive.

Control of Bio Reaction Automation (COBRA) software

  • Pre-written protocols
  • Create new protocols – just specify reagent, reaction time, and agitation
  • Two-tiered access: Operator and Developer
  • Protocols are precise and efficient with much greater reproducibly than humanly possible.

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Using the ASP-1000

1. Select a protocol with the ASP COBRA software, or create a new protocol

2.  Attach mPrep capsules with loaded specimens or grids

3.  Place reagents in microwell plates on the ASP-1000 tray. Optionally seal reagent plates with disposable covers to cut air exposure and prevent evaporation

4.  Press START.  The ASP-1000 does the rest:

– mPrep capsules move from reagent to reagent

– Reagents are drawn into mPrep capsules for the specified time

– Agitation flows reagent in and out of capsules for excellent mixing

– mPrep capsules punch through optional reagent covers. Reagents are always fresh

5.  When the protocol is completed, remove capsules from the ASP-1000:

– For TEM and SBEM embedding there is no messy handling of specimens in resin. Eight resin-filled mPrep/s capsules are simply transferred to the oven to cure the resin

– For grids, mPrep/g capsules are removed and stored in an mPrep Capsule Grid box. No tedious handling of grids

– For SEM preparation simply transfer capsules directly to the CPD holder with no direct specimen handling.

Product Description

Capacity

  • 8 mPrep capsules for simultaneously preparing 8 specimens or 16 grids.
  • Unlimited protocol steps
  • Up to 72 reagent operations on the deck at a time
  • Up to 576 reagents using 96-well microwell plates to hold reagents

 

Includes

  • Base unit automation platform with proven track record for reliability
  • Eight channel head
  • Pump module
  • Integrated removable fume enclosure
  • Microwell tray (easy clean HDPE) accommodates up to 6 SBS 96-well or 12-well reservoirs
  • Laptop Controller with multiple preinstalled protocols

 

Installation requirements

  • 120-130 VAC 60 cycle standard. For other power needs please inquire
  • The ASP-1000 should be installed to vent into a fume hood for safety with electron microscopy reagents
  • Required space for base unit including integrated cover: 48 cm wide x 48 cm deep x 64 cm high (19 x 24 x 25 inches)
  • Required space for pump module near base unit: 21 cm wide x 21 cm deep x 31 cm high (8 x 8 x 12 inch)

 

Download the ASP-100 brochure

Required

mPrep/g capsules to prepare TEM grids

mPrep/s capsules to prepare specimens

mPrep/f couplers to prevent introducing damaging reagents into ASP-1000

mPrep/Bench to transfer resin-filled mPrep/s capsules to oven for resin curing

Microwell plates to hold reagents. Use either 96-well or 12-well

Recommended

mPrep CPD holder when using a Tousimus critical point dryer

Microwell plate covers to cover and seal reagents in microwell plates 

ASP-1000

ASP-1000 mPrep Automatic Specimen Processor

Programable specimen and grid preparation.     Request a Quotation

Product SKU: ASP1000

For a complete listing of mPrep products, click Purchase.

ASP 1000 product info

Using the ASP-1000

1. Select a protocol with the ASP COBRA software, or create a new protocol

2.  Attach mPrep capsules with loaded specimens or grids

3.  Place reagents in microwell plates on the ASP-1000 tray. Optionally seal reagent plates with disposable covers to cut air exposure and prevent evaporation

4.  Press START.  The ASP-1000 does the rest:

– mPrep capsules move from reagent to reagent

– Reagents are drawn into mPrep capsules for the specified time

– Agitation flows reagent in and out of capsules for excellent mixing

– mPrep capsules punch through optional reagent covers. Reagents are always fresh

5.  When the protocol is completed, remove capsules from the ASP-1000:

– For TEM and SBEM embedding there is no messy handling of specimens in resin. Eight resin-filled mPrep/s capsules are simply transferred to the oven to cure the resin

– For grids, mPrep/g capsules are removed and stored in an mPrep Capsule Grid box. No tedious handling of grids

– For SEM preparation simply transfer capsules directly to the CPD holder with no direct specimen handling.

Product Description

Capacity

  • 8 mPrep capsules for simultaneously preparing 8 specimens or 16 grids.
  • Unlimited protocol steps
  • Up to 72 reagent operations on the deck at a time
  • Up to 576 reagents using 96-well microwell plates to hold reagents

 

Includes

  • Base unit automation platform with proven track record for reliability
  • Eight channel head
  • Pump module
  • Integrated removable fume enclosure
  • Microwell tray (easy clean HDPE) accommodates up to 6 SBS 96-well or 12-well reservoirs
  • Laptop Controller with multiple preinstalled protocols

 

Installation requirements

  • 120-130 VAC 60 cycle standard. For other power needs please inquire
  • The ASP-1000 should be installed to vent into a fume hood for safety with electron microscopy reagents
  • Required space for base unit including integrated cover: 48 cm wide x 48 cm deep x 64 cm high (19 x 24 x 25 inches)
  • Required space for pump module near base unit: 21 cm wide x 21 cm deep x 31 cm high (8 x 8 x 12 inch)

 

Download the ASP-100 brochure
System components

Required

mPrep/g capsules to prepare TEM grids

mPrep/s capsules to prepare specimens

mPrep/f couplers to prevent introducing damaging reagents into ASP-1000

mPrep/Bench to transfer resin-filled mPrep/s capsules to oven for resin curing

Microwell plates to hold reagents. Use either 96-well or 12-well

Recommended

mPrep CPD holder when using a Tousimus critical point dryer

Microwell plate covers to cover and seal reagents in microwell plates 

Applications
Purchase

ASP-1000

ASP-1000 mPrep Automatic Specimen Processor

Programable specimen and grid preparation.     Request a Quotation

Product SKU: ASP1000

For a complete listing of mPrep products, click Purchase.