Supported sample holders

At this experimental station, we do only accept sample holders and vials, which are fully SPINE compatible. This comprises sample holders from Hampton research as well as from Molecular dimensions and Jena Bioscience, type B5 only and vials from Molecular dimensions and Jena Bioscience. The usage of vials from Hampton research is currently not supported, since those do not follow the standard. The sample holder length from the base to the loop has to be 22mm (see figure).

Beware of MD vials purchased later than August 2016!

The vial length SPINE standard format is: 38.0 mm +/- 0.1 mm.

If you have the chance, please check your vials in your home laboratories to exclude vials which are not following the SPINE standard.

Schematics of SPINE-standard sample holder