Applications

Biopsy Probes Drilling

Drilled biopsy probes put through or take a small sample of tissue from/into cells for easy and harmless puncture.

The GeneSearch Embryo Cradle is a new embryo manipulation tool allowing embryo penetration and biopsy at all stages right up to the time for implantation in the uterus. After collecting a few cells for DNA analysis, even as part of the same procedure, the device can easily remove blastocoel fluid to optimize the embryo freezing process.

One of the main components — glass biopsy probe — was drilled by Workshop of Photonics. Probe diameters can vary from 12 µm to more than 20 µm, and the biopsy ports vary in diameter from 5 µm to more than 10 µm. The biopsy port is a clean, sharp-edged, laser-drilled hole through the near sidewall of the probe, located near its tip.

  • 190 fs – 20 ps tunable pulse duration
  • 2 mJ maximum pulse energy
  • 80 W maximum output power
  • Single-shot – 2 MHz repetition rate
  • BiBurst
  • Air-cooled version
  • 100 fs – 20 ps tunable pulse duration
  • 3 mJ maximum pulse energy
  • 20 W maximum output power
  • Single-shot – 1 MHz repetition rate
  • BiBurst
  • Automated harmonic generators (up to 5th harmonic)