Transmission electron microscope setup provided by condenZero. (Image: condenZero)
CondenZero, a Swiss startup, specialises in instrumentation for ultra-high vacuum and cryogenic conditions. Current state of art technology in transmission electron microscopy allows samples to be held at cryogenic temperatures for measurement only for 15 minutes. CondenZero has developed sample-holders that allow measurement for up to 24 hours, thus revolutionising cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM). CERN’s expertise in designing cryostats can help condenZero’s pursuits to improve Cryo-EM.