How do I assemble the Exoid fluid cell?

The fluid cell on the Exoid can be assembled following these steps:

  1. Check the contacts in the base have no fluids or debris trapped in them, blow any contaminants out with a nitrogen gun.
  2. Slot the lower fluid cell into the contacts on the baseplate until it clicks into place.
  3. Load the nanopore onto the stretcher unit, the stretch should be set to ~41 mm in the Exoid Control Suite software for this step.
  4. Insert the upper fluid cell by matching the grooves on the two fluid cells and twisting the upper fluid cell into the lower fluid cell arms. The upper fluid cell has two sets of two circles that clip into place to secure the fluid cell and create the electrical circuit, twist the upper fluid cell clockwise until only one circle in each of the two sets of circles is visible and the component is locked in place.
  5. Slot the shielding cap into place over the fluid cell so that the feet click into place.
  6. Insert the pressure nozzle into the upper fluid cell, pushing firmly to ensure a good seal forms.