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Acquisition of Moorfield Nanotechnology Limited

Press release: 4 December 2019, Judges Scientific plc

Judges Scientific, a group involved in the buy and build of scientific instrument businesses, announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Quorum Technologies Limited ("Quorum") has today acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Moorfield Nanotechnology Limited ("Moorfield" or the "Acquisition"), a maker of coating instruments based in Knutsford, Cheshire. The Board expects the Acquisition to be immediately earnings enhancing.

Specialists in EM sample preparation

Take a look inside Quorum Technologies Ltd and find out why we are the specialists in EM sample preparation


Cryo-EM beyond the Nobel - a must attend course for all Cryo-EM users

There can be no doubt that Cryo-(T)EM is a hot topic following the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for its development. Many cryo-techniques have been around for over 40 years and are in use in both academic and industrial settings applied to a full range of soft matter and materials samples beyond single particle analysis of proteins. Course attendees will also have the opportunity to see our PP3010 working with the new cryo rotate stage, with Bob Morrison available to answer questions.

This course looks to educate scientists and engineers to the full range of cryo-techniques, who are looking to characterise, analyse and understand structure / function of their samples where stabilisation of volatiles (often water) is required. 

Topics covered are expected to include:

  • Sample preparation / stabilisation (high-pressure freezing / plunge freezing)
  • Freeze-substitution / ultramicrotomy
  • Cryo-fluorescence microscopy / correlative microscopy
  • Cryo-TEM
  • Cryo-SEM / Cryo-FIB-SEM
  • Cryo X-Ray microscopy
  • Cryo-TOF-SIMS

The course will be delivered by an international group of world-renowned speakers, staff from the NMRC, Nottingham and representatives from many commercial partners. The course is a mix of both lecture style presentations and hands-on practical sessions, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and explore the range of cryo-techniques on offer. By the end of the week attendees will have a good understanding of cryo-principles and appropriate usage of cryo-techniques as well as developing a network of contacts for the future.

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