Sample preparation

Appropriate sample preparation is crucial to producing high quality microscopy images and analysis. Sample preparation techniques can help materials and biological specimens withstand the environmental conditions they are exposed to within the microscopes, and help to preserve samples in the best state for viewing and analysis.

CAM offers a range of equipment and services for cryo and room temperature preparation for biological and material science samples. Our staff can offer advice about the most appropriate techniques for your samples and can undertake sample preparation for you if required (fees applicable).


All new users receive one-on-one training.

Registered CAM users are able to make online bookings to use the sample preparation instruments.