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Quorum Cryo PP3010 installed at NMI Reutlingen

Quorum Technologies Ltd has recently installed a PP3010 Cryo preparation system at the NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute in Reutlingen, Germany. The PP3010 was fitted on to their Zeiss 550 Crossbeam to help with the laboratory’s research projects into Materials and Life Sciences.


Quorum’s PP3010 removes the need for conventional preparation methods and allows for the observation of specimens in their natural hydrated state. This is essential for the study of biological, wet or beam sensitive specimens, and crucial for specific studies and medical advances. 

Quorum’s service team was called on to make the installation in Germany at the NMI, Reutlingen, in March. Following a successful install, the team at the institute is now up and running in their research efforts.  

The NMI is a member of the Innovation Alliance Baden-Württemberg. It is involved in application-oriented research at the interface between the life sciences and material science. An interdisciplinary team of scientists is developing new technologies for companies and public research sponsors in the areas of pharma and biotechnology, biomedical technology, and surface and materials technology.

The service engineer who travelled out to Germany was supported by the team back in the UK, where Quorum continues to remain operational to support their key customers and partners. 


Click here for more information on the PP3010 

Visit the NMI website and to see their current work 


 

 

Business Update

To all our customers, suppliers and partners, I hope that you, your family and friends are safe and well. As the effects of the CoViD-19 outbreak are felt more acutely across the world, I wanted to let you know about the measures that Quorum Technologies has put in place to counter the impact of the pandemic on our business and what we are doing to support users of Quorum equipment during this difficult time.

Quorum Technologies remains open for business 

Quorum Technologies specialises in the manufacture of sample preparation equipment for Electron Microscopy, a key technology in medical research, and many of our customers are directly involved in research into the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Therefore, it’s essential we stay in operation to support our customers in this vital work.  

Our factory at Judges House remains open and production staff continue to work on-site to build and ship equipment. Staff are required to comply with social-distancing measures while at work and to follow strict guidelines on handwashing and sanitisation of work areas.  

In keeping with the instructions issued by the U.K. government, all other staff have been directed to work from home, where possible. 

Communication during the crisis 

Judges House has been closed to external visitors until further notice. If you have an existing appointment to visit the factory, your counterpart at Quorum will contact you to arrange an alternative means of holding the meeting.  

When contacting Quorum by phone, please use the main switchboard number, +44 (0) 1323 810981, and your call will be redirected to the appropriate number.  

Due to an expected increase in absences due to illness, we cannot guarantee that individual staff members will be always available. Therefore, we ask that you direct your calls and emails to teams, rather than to individuals.  

Our team emails are:  


Supply of goods and services 

Our Purchasing team has been working closely with our suppliers to ensure a continued supply of key parts and we are currently able to manufacture all products in our standard price list. 

However, if global supply chains are disrupted, this may have an impact on our ability to supply certain products. Customers with an urgent need to guarantee supply should contact the sales team as soon as possible to discuss.  

In some circumstances, it may be necessary to reserve certain products for customers engaged in essential research, in which case we ask for your understanding.  

You can reach our sales team via the main switchboard number or by emailing them at sales@quorumtech.com

Our ability to travel within the UK and overseas is constrained due to government requirements to limit “non-essential” travel. We recognise that our equipment can be vital to research and our team of service engineers stands ready to travel where possible, for example, to help with requests for essential service at medical institutions researching the coronavirus. Where travel is not allowed, we will do our best to offer remote support by phone or email.  

You can reach our service team via the main switchboard number or by emailing them at service@quorumtech.com

These are extraordinary times. More than ever, we at Quorum are committed to doing what we can to support the work of all the scientists and researchers who use and rely on our equipment. We will keep you updated on further changes but please do not hesitate to contact us in the meantime if you have any concerns or questions.  

Thank you for working with Quorum Technologies. 

Yours sincerely, 
Tony Larkin  

Managing Director 
Quorum Technologies Ltd.