Sample Preparation

Conventional Specimen Preparation

Conventional Sample preparation tools required to prepare specimens used for Electron Microscopy from bulk materials. Read More

Ion Beam Preparation

A range of sophisticated Ion Beam Sample preparation tools to prepare specimens for Electron Microscopy with outstanding results. Read More


For the preparation of thin sections for electron microscopy the RMC line of ultramicrotomes has the longest pedigree in the industry. When they became a part of Boeckeler Instruments, a company with over 60 years experience manufacturing precision instruments, the stage was set to raise the bar on an already excellent product. The result: Smooth . . . RMC  designed a new cutting engine with exceptional levels of precision tolerance. This design reduces “play” between the parts of the engine to a minimum, virtually eliminating section chatter and susceptibility to external vibration. Read More

Automated Tissue Processor

RMC Automated Tissue Processor is a productivity tool for the Electron Microscopy Laboratory. If you are embedding three or more times per week you cannot afford to process by hand. The Tissue Processor uses a proven robotics system to move baskets of tissue from one vial to another and agitates at the time and force you program, at the temperature you desire. Read More

Cryo SEM Preparation Systems

Quorum’s market-leading cryo sem preparation system is the latest in cryo-SEM technology and combines the highest quality results with unparalleled ease of use. It is a highly automated, column-mounted, gas-cooled cryo sem preparation and cryo transfer system suitable for most makes and models of W-SEM, FE-SEM and FIB/SEM.
Cryo preparation techniques for cryo SEM and FIB/SEM are essential for the observation of biological, wet or beam sensitive specimens. Using cryo sem electron microscopy removes the need for conventional preparation methods, such as chemical fixation and critical point drying, and allows observation of specimens in their natural hydrated state.
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Specimen Dryers

Quorum make a range of critical point dryers to meet the needs of electron microscopy (EM) and other applications.
Critical point drying (sometimes called supercritical drying) is an established method of dehydrating biological tissue prior to examination in a scanning electron microscope (SEM).
Quorum also offer two EM freeze dryers, specifically designed for the careful drying of a range of electron microscopy samples.
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Benchtop Sputter & Carbon Coaters

Quorum manufacture the market-leading Q Series of sputter coaters and carbon coaters. The advanced Q150 and Q300 models are used in EM laboratories around the world – and increasingly for many thin film coating applications.
Thermal evaporation under high vacuum is an established method of depositing thin layers of metals and carbon. Typical applications include the production of support films and specimen replicas for transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and many thin-film applications.
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Contamination Solutions

Highly efficient anti-contamination tools for better imaging in Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopes. Read More

Nanoparticle Generator

VSP-G1 is a table-top, user-friendly nanoparticle generator using Spark Ablation technology – a purely physical process that only requires electricity, a carrier gas and electrode material to produce clean nanoparticles. No additional chemicals are required for the production or to stabilize the particles in the aerosol. Read More

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