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TPI microforge

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  1. Microforge


  1. Resource Description
    The microforge offers a range of functions such as cutting, bending, fire-polishing and forming a spike. The thin filament can be heated and cooled as necessary. Rotation mechanisms allow the manual movement of glass capillaries. Positioning the capillaries near the heated filament will determine the shape and size of the end product. The core has a single micro-forge and routinely use it to greatly reduce the opening of pulled glass capillaries. These capillaries are then repositioned to produce a 20 degree bend approximately 5mm from the opening. The small opening prevents zygotes from being taken-up into the pipette and the smooth ends prevent cellular damage.
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    ggrant (Gregory Grant)
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