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    • Prime Tech PMM-150FU Piezo Impact Drive

      SKU: PMM-150FU
      Product Code: PMM150FU
      Vendor: Sutter Instrument
    • Price: $16,380.00

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    Sutter Instrument offers the PrimeTech PMM-150FU piezo impact drive for challenging microinjection applications such as mouse nuclear transfer, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and blastocyst injection. Oocyte plasma membranes, particularly those of the mouse, are particularly sensitive to microinjection, which tends to result in oocyte death. Initially designed for porcine oocyte injection, the PrimeTech PMM was adapted for use in mouse in 1995 (Kimura and Yanagimachi, 1995), and since then has become the gold standard for mouse nuclear transfer and ICSI.

    The PMM-150FU harnesses the "piezoelectric effect": the tiny, but extremely rapid distortion of a piezoelectric crystal lattice when an electrical current is applied to it. This causes the micropipette holder, which is placed in direct contact with the piezo element to vibrate. Two modes of piezo "drilling" are available with the PMM-150FU: A continuous train of pulses of desired frequency and amplitude are used to vibrate the micropipette, gently penetrating the zona pellucida of an oocyte or embryo, then a single pulse, again of desired amplitude, is used to break the oolemma and inject the oocyte. This approach makes it possible to achieve up to 100% survival of injected oocytes.


    XenoWorks Micromanipulator-specific micropipette holder clamp

    PrimeTech factory warranty

    Full technical support for peizo impact applications.


    Smooth insertion of microcapillary into elastic cell membrane

    Precise movement of micromanipulator within range of travel

    Inertial force from piezo-electric control minimizes damage of elastic biomembranes

    High resolution and precise positioning (minimum controllable dimensions)

    Compact design

    Technical Specifications

    Piezo Impact Drive Unit (MB-U)
    Moving range: approx. [plus or minus sign] 5mm
    Traveling speed: 0.04mm/s max
    Traveling resolution: approx. 0.1Եm

    Operation Box
    Two adjustment dials: 16 speed levels, 16 intensity levels

    Arrow pedal to move left
    Pedal selection indicator

    Controller: 9.5in x 13in x 5.5in
    240 x 340 x 140 mmĘ
    Operation Box: 4in x 6.3in x 2.4in
    100 x 160 x 60 mm
    Foot Switch: 5.5in x 5.5 in x 1.5in
    145 x 140 x 38 mm

    Controller: 5 kg (11.02 lb)
    Peizo Drive Unit: 125g (0.28lb)
    Operation Box: 530 g (1.17lb)
    Foot Switch: 820 g (1.81 lb)

    AC supply of 100-240Volts
    50/60Hz, 60mA.

    Operates at 5-40c
    Avoid high humidity

    The PMM-150FU has been designed for multiple applications in micromanipulation including:
    Nuclear Microinjection
    ES Cell Injection
    Assisted Hatching