Upcoming Events

  • Lehigh Microscopy School, June 4-9, 2023, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. USA
  • FIB SEM with IUMAS and MSC, June 11-16, Banff, AB, Canada
  • Microscopy & Microanalysis, July 23-27, 2023, Minneapolis, MN. USA


  • ​*U.S. Patents 8,740,209 & 8,789,826​​ & 10,522,324 & 10,801,926

Press Releases

  • February 1, 2022: EXpressLO LLC Submits U.S. Patent Application for Cryo-EM Specimen Handling

  • January 27, 2015: EXpressLO LLC Releases New Specimen Preparation Solution:

  • July 29, 2014: EXpressLO LLC Granted Second U.S. Patent for Innovative Specimen Preparation Methods: 



  • June 3, 2014EXpressLO LLC Granted U.S. Patent for Flexible Specimen Carrier Support Grid: 

Our History

Lucille Giannuzzi exploited "lift out" in the mid to late 1990's after a light bulb went on the first time she saw a FIB being used for TEM specimen preparation of semiconductor materials. The technique subsequently known as ex situ lift out was used for a wide range of materials. After starting her own consulting and service business in 2010, Lucille revisited the ex situ lift out technique and developed added flexibility with a patented* grid design and method named EXpressLO™. She started offering ex situ lift out solutions including EXpressLO™ in 2012.  In the summer of 2013, Lucille spun these product offerings off and started a new company as President of EXpressLO LLC. EXpressLO LLC and customers are applying manipulation methods to FIB/PFIB specimens, particles, fibers, thin films, CNTs, and diamond anvil cell work.   Cryo-EXLO for biological and beam sensitive materials will be released soon!

"The only thing that stays the same is change."
                                             -- Melissa Etheridge

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