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Grids Overview

PELCO SynapTek Grids
and PELCO SynapTek GridStick

An extremely sturdy Grid for Transmission Electron Microscopy coating procedures
and TEM Grid Staining, Holding and Storage Device

[ PELCO SynapTek™ Grids ] [ PELCO SynapTek GridStick™ ] [ GridStick™ Adhesive ]



PELCO SynapTek™ Grids

PELCO SynapTek™ grids have been developed to give perfect stability for coating with a support film. These TEM grids are extremely sturdy, easy to clean, contamination free and reusable after cleaning. With a thickness of 100µm (4 mil) (except Mo, which has a thickness of 75µm (3 mil)) and a diameter of 3.05mm, PELCO Synaptek™ grids are available with a standard oval 1x2mm slot. For higher yields, there are also versions available with a 0.5x2mm slot, a 0.8x1.8mm slot and a 1.5mm diameter hole. The standard material for the Synaptek™ grids is a beryllium copper alloy, however for special applications Nickel, Molybdenum or gilded (gold plated) versions are also available. The PELCO Synaptek™ TEM grids have special identification and handling features with some features combined. Supplied in vial/100, except molybdenum which is supplied in a vial/25.

DOT:   One side of the grid is marked with two square dots for clear identification, visible to the unaided eye
NUM:   A number between 0-99 stamped on one side of the grids (instead of the dots) for identification. Numbers are in random orders and may be duplicated.
NOTCH:   An indentation stamped on one side of the grid to enable easy handling by tweezers.

tweezer grasping a notched syanptek grid



DOT
1 x 2mm slot

1 x 2mm dot slot syanptek grid
4510
NUM
1 x 2mm slot

1 x 2mm num slot syanptek grid
4512
NOTCH
1 x 2mm slot

1 x 2mm notch slot syanptek grid
4514
NOTCH-DOT
1 x 2mm slot

1 x 2mm notch-dot slot syanptek grid
4516
NOTCH-NUM
1 x 2mm slot

1 x 2mm notch-num slot syanptek grid
4518
GILDED NOTCH-NUM
1 x 2mm slot

1 x 2mm gilded notch-num slot syanptek grid
4506
DOT
0.5 x 2mm slot

0.5 x 2mm dot slot syanptek grid
4511
NOTCH-DOT
0.8 x 1.8mm slot

0.8 x 1.5mm notch-dot slot syanptek grid
4509
Ni-NOTCH-DOT
1 x 2mm slot

1 x 2mm notch-dot slot syanptek grid
4517
DOT
1.5mm hole

1.5mm hole dot syanptek grid
4519
Ni-DOT
1.5mm hole

1.5mm hole dot syanptek grid
4507
Mo-DOT
1.5mm hole

1.5mm hole dot syanptek grid
4508

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
4510 PELCO SynapTek™ DOT Grids, 1 x 2mm slot, Beryllium-Copper 100/vial $29.20
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4512 PELCO SynapTek™ NUM Grids, 1 x 2mm slot, Beryllium-Copper 100/vial 33.50
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4514 PELCO SynapTek™ NOTCH Grids, 1 x 2mm slot, Beryllium-Copper 100/vial 31.30
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4516 PELCO SynapTek™ NOTCH-DOT Grids, 1 x 2mm slot, Beryllium-Copper 100/vial 31.30
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4518 PELCO SynapTek™ NOTCH-NUM Grids, 1 x 2mm slot, Beryllium-Copper 100/vial 33.50
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4506 PELCO SynapTek™ GILDED NOTCH-NUM Grids, 1 x 2mm slot, Beryllium-Copper, Gold Plated 100/vial 46.80
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4511 PELCO SynapTek™ DOT Grids, 0.5 x 2mm slot, Beryllium-Copper 100/vial 29.20
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4509 PELCO SynapTek™ NOTCH-DOT Grids, 0.8 x 1.8mm slot, Beryllium-Copper 100/vial 31.30
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4517 PELCO SynapTek™ Ni-NOTCH-DOT Grids, 1 x 2mm slot, Nickel 100/vial 31.30
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4519 PELCO SynapTek™ DOT Grids, 1.5mm hole, Beryllium-Copper 100/vial 31.30
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4507 PELCO SynapTek™ Ni-DOT Grids, 1.5mm hole, Nickel 100/vial 38.30
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4508 PELCO SynapTek™ Mo-DOT Grids, 1.5mm hole, Molybdenum, Thickness of 75µm (3 mil) 25/vial 44.50
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gridstick tem grid staininggridstick with tem grids loaded

Inset: fully loaded PELCO SynapTek GridStick™ with 1 x 2mm PELCO Synaptek™ Grids.

transmission electron microscopy grid staining with gridstick

PELCO SynapTek GridStick

staining and storage for EM

An inexpensive device to reduce or eliminate precipitate and dirt from your electron microscopy grids during staining.
The PELCO SynapTek GridStick™ is manufactured from a thin but rigid alloy that does not react with commonly used organic solvents and stains. The stick is 4mm wide by 75mm long and has a slot along its center with small undercut notches on one side to make grid removal simple.
A small area on top of each stick is reserved for identification (use a fine point permanent ink pen).
The PELCO SynapTek GridStick™ is coated with a specially formulated pressure-sensitive adhesive. This adhesive holds the grids in place during staining, emulsion coating, carbon coating, shadow casting and serial section collection.
The PELCO SynapTek GridStick™ will fit into conventional Pasteur pipettes. The grids lie in the same plane as the solution flow, minimizing chances of breaking Formvar films and collecting surface debris.
The PELCO SynapTek GridStick™ was developed in conjunction with PELCO SynapTek™ Grids. Other grids may be used provided they have sufficient thickness to avoid bending when being removed from the adhesive on the PELCO SynapTek GridStick™. PELCO SynapTek™ Grids are 100µm thick.


Technical Notes: Uranyl Acetate - Lead Citrate Instructions
SynapTek GridStick™ Staining (428KB PDF)


Ordering Information
Complete PELCO SynapTek GridStick™ Kit:
5 coated GridSticks, 10 Staining Pipettes, 2 flow-limiting Plugs and Bulbs plus Instructions.

Note: Staining Pipettes are fire polished, heat annealed, acid cleaned, blow dried with filtered compressed air and capped.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
155 PELCO Synaptek GridStick™ Kit each $84.50
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SynapTek™ Replacement Components
155-5 PELCO Synaptek GridSticks™ (uncoated) pkg/10 14.25
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155-7 Staining Pipettes with 2 flow limiting plugs pkg/20 175.50
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gridstick adhesive

GridStick™ Adhesive

For adhering grids to the GridStick™, includes instructions and coats about 200 GridSticks™.

SDS (221KB PDF) - There are Hazard Shipping Fees associated with this product. - Hazard Shipping Fees

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
155-9 GridStick™ Adhesive, 5ml each $12.50
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Technical Notes: GridStick™ Adhesive (463KB PDF)