Membrane proteins are difficult to purify and crystallize as they require highly viscous lipids or detergents instead of aqueous solutions for them to retain their true structure.
TTP LabTech’s mosquito® LCP is designed to overcome common problems with accurately dispensing nanolitre quantities of viscous lipids, allowing you to dispense LCP right down to 25nL. The automated calibration of syringe and pipette positioning ensures very precise drop-on-drop placement to facilitate automated imaging.
mosquito® LCP includes all the functionality of the standard mosquito® Crystal, so is also capable of automating traditional vapour diffusion cyrstallisation set-ups in any commercially available plate. It uses the proven positive displacement mosquito® tips for screen additions which offer our standard guarantee of zero cross-contamination.
TTP LabTech also offer additional components to enhance your workflow, such as an optional humidity cover and an automated mixer for preparing LCP.