Due to the toxicity of the reagents used in electron microscopy processing, our Esco Frontier Acela Fumehood is dedicated to Electron Microscopy processing and sample embedding.
The chemicals are stored in appropriate cabinets under the fumehood and waste disposal is located adjacent to the fumehood. We have safety information available for all the chemicals we use and we urge users to ask for any help if they are unsure about chemical safety. Safety is a central priority in our work and we take it very seriously.
It is advisable to book this equipment when you are planning an experiment otherwise the fumehood will be reserved for other experiments. To book this equipment, you can do it here.
Please contact one of the technicians in the IGC Electron Microscopy Facility for appropriate training of the fumehood and / or an introduction to chemical safety of the commonly used chemicals in electron microscopy.