Device for Growing Mammalian Cells on EM Grids

Researchers at the NCI Center for Molecular Microscopy invented a device to hold transmission electron microscopy grids that allows adherent mammalian cells to be grown on it, as well as the 3D printing software to create the holder.  The TEM cell grid holder solves the difficulty of lifting the TEM grid out of a plate without bending or damaging the grid.  The holder can be reproduced in various sizes with 3D printing. 

Potential Commercial Applications: Competitive Advantages:
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy Tool
  • Facilitates keeping samples cold

Development Stage:

Related Invention(s):


Giovanna Grandinetti (NCI)  ➽ more inventions...

Intellectual Property:

Collaboration Opportunity:

Licensing only

Licensing Contact:
John Hewes, Ph.D.
Phone: 240-276-5515

OTT Reference No: E-243-2016
Updated: Dec 20, 2017