Spotting Human Cells - Vrije University & M2-Automation GmbH
An opportunity to work together on finding solutions that make a positive difference to the practical experience of using a spotter
A Productive Day of Skills and Knowledge Exchange
Recently, we were visited by Prof. Dr. Ronnie Willaert and MSc and PhD candidate Charlotte Yvanoff from Vrije Universiteit Brussels. The day was an opportunity to work together on finding solutions that make a positive difference to the practical experience of using a spotter, as well as to the results that can be achieved from it.
They spent the day with our customer support team, made up of scientists, engineers and application specialists, who work hard to provide the best possible service and experience for our customers. It was a time to explore theories and to practise applications.
For example, our goal in one of the applications was to find ways to help when it comes to difficulties in the spotting of certain sample types that often cause problems, e.g. viscous solutions, sticky proteins and human cells.
A few of the other areas we covered:
-- Tips and tricks for the best way to clean the PDMD after protein gets stuck on it
-- Achieving a deeper understanding of the adjustment possibilities
-- A little refresher course on some of the functions and capabilities of a spotter, including some small but helpful features that are very useful but often forgotten
Also, we took some photos taken on glass slides, some of which you can see in the photo composition we put together for you above.
- Human cells, 60 and 80 drops per spot
- Human cells spotted on protein spot
- Protein in PBS buffer
All in all, we had a really pleasant and productive day of skills and knowledge exchange with Ronnie and Charlotte, and we hope that they can now spot with even more confidence and precision in the future.
It was a pleasure to see you, Ronnie and Charlotte. We look forward to your next visit!