Device to guide oxygen over cells for photo-oxidation

Researchers at the NCI Laboratory for Cell Biology have invented a device to guide a stream of oxygen or carbon dioxide over a dish of cells during fluorescence microscopy. The invention includes the 3D printing software to create the device.  The device facilitates application of a steady source of oxygen or carbon dioxide to cells while operating a fluorescent microscope to oxidize fluorophores for subsequent visualization via electron microscopy. 

Potential Commercial Applications: Competitive Advantages:
  • Device facilitates use of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) in cancer research

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Giovanna Grandinetti (NCI)  ➽ more inventions...

Intellectual Property:

Collaboration Opportunity:

Licensing only

Licensing Contact:
John Hewes, Ph.D.
Phone: 240-276-5515

OTT Reference No: E-244-2016
Updated: Mar 21, 2018