TTP Labtech Previews New Tools for Confident Protein Crystallography Research at ICCBM

19 Sep 2012
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TTP Labtech, leading provider of liquid handling automation for crystallography, including the renowned mosquito® Crystal and mosquito LCP, will preview their latest innovation, the woodpecker® automated, non-contact screen optimizer, at ICCBM 14, 23rd - 28th September, Huntsville, Alabama, booth #20.

The woodpecker®’s novel positive displacement pipetting technology will broaden the screen optimizer tools available for crystallographers by offering simple, reliable and fast set-up of screening plates, with no clogging or cross-contamination. A wide range of fluid viscosities, from as low as 0.5 µL, can be dispensed quickly and easily, directly into crystallography plates, without the need for liquid classification. Optimized screen plates can therefore be set-up in less than 5 minutes with confidence in the accuracy and repeatability of the volumes dispensed.

Delegates can also learn about the use of mosquito LCP at The Scripps Research Institute, within the latest edition of the TTP Labtech labcrystal magazine which will be released onsite at the show. The article details a research project evaluating technologies for the benefit of the membrane protein structural biology community. Dr Vadim Cherezov Ph. D., assistant professor at The Scripps Research Institute comments with the piece, ‘mosquito LCP provides an extremely reliable and accurate solution for setting up high-throughput crystallization trials, and is virtually maintenance free’. Packed full of news and applications from the protein crystallography community, labcrystal not only highlights customer experiences but provides valuable insights for optimizing research workflows.

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