Instrumentation

The Mouse Genetics Core is equipped with the following devices:

  • Zeiss inverted microscope Axio Observer A1 with Nomarski optics and Axio Vert.A1 with PlasDIC equipped with the Eppendorf TransferMan NK2 motorized micromanipulator and the Eppendorf FemtoJet injection system
  • Piezo Impact Drill System PMM-150FU (Prime Tech)
  • Two Zeiss SteREO Discovery V8 dissecting microscopes with integrated LED illumination
  • P97 pipette puller (Sutter Instrument Co.) and MF-900 microforge (Narishige)
  • Two CO2 incubators for IVF (New Brunswick)
  • LN2 freezer for cryopreservation of embryos and sperm
  • Video camcorder and 22" monitor for recording and educational purposes