The Talos Arctica was aquired from Thermo Fisher Scientific by combined funding from NEMI (Netherlands Electron Microscopy Infrastructure) and the LUMC. It has unattended data collection possibilities and has a high data through-put. It is equipped with a bioquantum energy filter and a Gatan K3 direct electron detector, which makes it a suitable instrument for low-dose cryo electron microscopy applications.
It is a cryo versatile transmission electron microscope that is suitable for protein 3D structure determination using single particle cryo-electron microscopy and three-dimensional reconstructions of e.g. parts of cells using cryo electron tomography. Also, the Talos will serve in the cryo-corrleative light and electron microscopy workflow and in the future will have fast tomography capabilities.