Eppendorf has introduced its new TransferMan 4r micromanipulator. The product can be used for a range of applications, including microinjection and manipulation of suspension cells such as oocytes and blastocysts. It features a DualSpeed joystick with an additional dynamic speed mode for covering longer distances or speeding up sample processing. The multifunctional TransferMan 4r offers four predefined application-specific user interfaces such as “cell transfer” and “DNA injection”. Users also have the option of programming additional methods for their individual application needs.
With an ergonomically designed control board and unique DualSpeed joystick, the TransferMan 4r is tailored to providing precision during cell handling and manipulation. It is extremely resistant to vibration and drift. In addition, the instrument has a programmable Z-axis limit to prevent accidental capillary breakage. Capillary and angle settings are operated single-handedly, and the TransferMan 4r can be mounted on all common microscopes. Semi-automatic injections are enabled by combination with the electronic Eppendorf microinjectors. The newly introduced electronic coupling with the Eppendorf PiezoXpert enables semi-automatic piezo-supported cell penetration.
According to company representatives, “The TransferMan 4r is an innovative micromanipulator that combines an intuitive user interface with outstanding precision for rapid and simple microinjection. The exceptionally direct transmission of movement in all directions gives a ‘real time feeling’ and makes this latest instrument in Eppendorf’s micromanipulator line the ideal platform for a broad range of applications.” Learn more about Eppendorf cell manipulation systems.