Introducing Our New Distributor in Europe

Posted on February 10, 2016 in News

Direct Electron is very pleased and excited to announce LOT-QuantumDesign as Direct Electron's exclusive distributor throughout Europe. For more than 40 years, LOT-QuantumDesign has been one of the leading European distributors and service organizations for high-tech instrumentation and consumables for scientific, academic, and industrial research. LOT-QD brings a talented and responsive sales team as well as excellent local service and support to Direct Electron users throughout Europe.

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2015 Method of the Year : Cryo-EM

Posted on January 6, 2016 in News

Nature Methods has announced that the 2015 Method of the Year is single particle cryo-electron microscopy. According to Nature Methods: “The recent technical advances, especially the development of direct-detection cameras, have enabled this structural biology technique to make impressive leaps in achievable resolution and, in turn, provide new insights about protein function.” Congratulations to the […]

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2015 Paper of the Year in the Journal of Structural Biology

Posted on April 3, 2015 in News

Congratulations to Axel Brilot and colleagues on being awarded the 2015 Journal of Structural Biology Paper of the Year. One of the principle investigators of the paper, Nikolaus Grigorieff, summarized it as follows: “Beam-induced motion, first described by Henderson and Glaeser in 1985, is a well-known problem that has plagued users of electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) […]

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Emory University Adds the DE-20 for Phase Contrast Cryo-Tomography

Posted on February 20, 2015 in News

Direct Electron, a leading manufacturer of high-performance cameras from electron microscopes, announces the installation of a Direct Electron DE-20 Camera System at Emory University for their state-of-the-art JEOL JEM-2200FS designed and engineered for Zernike phase contrast transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The addition of the new DE-20 direct detection camera to the existing in-column energy-filter and […]

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NIH Announces New Regional Consortia for High-Resolution Cryo-EM

Posted on October 3, 2014 in News

For cryo-EM laboratories in the USA, the NIH just made an exciting announcement… Today, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) posted a request for applications for “Regional Consortia for High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy (U24).” The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide regional access […]

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A Rigorously Validated De Novo Atomic Structure from a DE Camera

Posted on September 7, 2014 in News

How can I get a rigorously-validated atomic model of a previously-unknown structure using cryo-EM? Using a DE camera from Direct Electron, Wah Chiu and colleagues have recently published a rigorously validated, de novo cryo-EM atomic structure of brome mosaic virus (BMV), a small ssRNA virus. The paper was released on 4 September 2014 in Nature […]

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A New Modern Interface for Data Collection

Posted on August 22, 2014 in News

It’s finally time for a new modern user interface for TEM data collection… Direct Electron’s innovation continues, as we proudly announce the public release of our new Direct Electron Imaging Manager (DE-IM) software. DE-IM provides full-featured management of Direct Electron cameras, allowing users to seamlessly take advantage of the full range of features of our […]

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A New 8k x 8k Direct Detector for TEM

Posted on August 3, 2014 in News

Imagine the impact of having the performance of a direct detector and the power of “movie-mode” with the enormous field-of-view of photographic film… Direct Electron is proud to announce our new DE-64 Camera System, the world’s first 8k x 8k direct detector. The DE-64’s enormous 67.1 megapixel field-of-view is the best solution for cryo-EM of […]

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