1) EXTREME STABILITY & ACCURATE MOVEMENT:
NUMICS micromanipulator provides extremely stable linear displacements in each axis, with a 0.5 µm linear stage minimum step size its range of travel. This provides the user with absolute control for fine positioning. The user can also set the steps size/revolution parameter of movements to meet their exact requirements. The superior, stepper motors ensure smooth, consistent movement.
2) RELIABLE & COST EFFECTIVE:
Cost effective, financially viable and locally developed microinjection system that can bring about a revolution in the health care sector not only in Pakistan but also in most developing nations around the world.
3) VR TRAINING SIMULATOR:
A virtual reality training simulator along with knob controllers for training of scientists and bio operators, to efficiently use the microinjection system. This training is expected to improve the overall performance in the cell injection process and this would make the system a feasible option for the operator.
4) SEMI AUTOMATED:
A semi-automated system where the operator can view the procedure on his computer screen and perform the injection process controllers. This system increases the reliability of the process and makes the whole procedure more comfortable and easier to perform.
5) REMOTELY ACCESSIBLE:
With network access, remote users require only controllers and access to our website allowing them to perform their experiments at a central lab. Such access would provide a very economical way of conducting state-of-the-art research for molecular biology scientists of Pakistan.
NUMCIS also provides a Virtual Reality Training Simulator to learn the skills required for cell injection procedure The simulator includes Basic and Advance Training Modules with different evaluation metrics i.e. Injection Force, Desired Trajectory, Time and Positioning Accuracy
Pre Exercise Information
|1||X-axis (Linear displacement)||40 mm|
|2||Y-axis (Linear displacement)||45 mm|
|3||Z-axis (Linear displacement)||20 mm|
|4||C-axis (Angular range of displacement)||-50 to +50 degree|
|5||Linear Stage Minimum Step Size||0.5 µm|
|6||Linear Stage Range of Speed||0 to 7.2 mm / s|
|7||Base Maneuverability||360 degree|
|8||Minimum Injection/Suction Volume||6.25 nl|
|9||Syringe Capacity||0.5 ml|
|10||Syringe Stroke Length||25 mm|
|11||Power Consumption (Maximum)||15 W|
|Sr #||Category||Automated Tele-Micromanipulator Cell Injection System (NUMCIS)||Eppendorf Cell Manipulation System||RI Integra3 and RI IMSI||Narishige MTK-1 4-axis Micro Manipulator for cell injection||Sutter Instruments MPC 325-2|
|2||Function||Semi-Automated Motorized||Automated Motorized||Automated Motorized||Automated Motorized||Automated Motorized|
|3||Manipulation Axis||3-axis X, Y and Z manipulation||3-axis X, Y and Z manipulation||3-axis X, Y and Z manipulation||3-axis X, Y and Z manipulation with a diagonal 4th axis control||3-axis X, Y and Z manipulation with a diagonal 4th axis control|
|4||Micromanipulator movement types||Fine and Coarse||Fine and Coarse||Fine and Coarse||Fine and Coarse||Fine and Coarse|
|5||Movement Range||40mm X, 45mm Y, 20mm Z||20mm X, 20mm Y, 20mm Z||40mm X, 40mm Y, 28mm Z||40mm X, 40mm Y, 40mm Z||25mm X, 25mm Y, 25mm Z, 30mm diagonal 4th axis|
|6||Z-axis limit||Yes||Programmable Z-axis limit to prevent capillary breakage||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|7||Pipette angle adjustment||-50 to +50 degrees||0 to 90 degrees||16 to 40 degrees||15 to 40 degrees||N/A|
|9||Image/Video/data display screen||Yes. Video data||Yes. Video, data and force feedback||Yes. Video, image snapshot and data||Yes. Data and force feedback.||Yes. Data and force feedback.|
|11||Tele-communication||High speed processor and communication link for real time video transmission||No||No||No||No|
|12||Remote usage||Can be tele-operated from remote locations||No||No||No||No|
|13||Virtual Training Simulator||Yes. Two types of micro-cell injection trainings||No||No||No||No|