About our Micromanipulators
ASI offers Märzhäuser’s line of micromanipulators and piezo devices. The micromanipulators are built to demanding specifications and are a standard within the scientific community. The piezo devices are used for piercing cell walls quickly and precisely. We offer both manual and motorized micromanipulators with a wide range of features and configurations. We can special order manipulators, such as the MD4, MMJ, and PZ10 micromanipulators from Märzhäuser which we not keep in stock.
The popular MM33 Micromanipulator (pictured above left) is a small and compact unit for manual manipulation in all three axes. The scales on the slides allow readings of the coarse adjustment with an accuracy of 0.1 mm. The additional x-axis fine control is achieved with a micrometer screw with a resolution of 10 μm. The range of travel is 37 mm in the x-axis, 20 mm in the y-axis, and 25 mm in the z-axis. The fine control has a travel of 10 mm. The micromanipulator is supplied with either a 10 mm or a 12 mm clamp for attachment. An 80° tilting base is offered as an option.
The MM33 is commonly used with ASI’s MPPI-3 Milli-Pulse Pressure Injector for injecting a wide range of cells including oocytes, zebrafish, and other embryos.