Member since: 2020
Must have for any laboratory heavily involved in crystallizing macromolecules.
Application Area: Crystallization of macromolecules
"The instrument allows us to quickly set-up 96-well crystallization conditions screening using multple components. It is fast for its type of instrument although dispensing of very viscous reagents is slow. The software controlling the instrument is intuitive and easy to learn. The instrument interfaces well with the other Formulatrix products. The reproducibility is excellent. On the negative side, it leaks solutions - which may happen when removing a bottle of reagent from the top of the instrument. These can be difficult to clean up. I consider this instrument as a must have for any laboratory heavily involved in crystallizing macromolecules."
Member since: 2018
Organization: Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.
Great value, can't live without this machine!
Application Area:Design custom crystallization screens
"The Formulator allows us to easily design and dispense crystallization screens."
Member since: 2015
Organization: Ajinomoto Althea
Application Area:Create custom crystallization screens
"Being able to make custom crystallization screens is of paramount importance for our group. The Formulator from Formulatrix allows us to do just that. The technical and after sales support is second to none."
The FORMULATOR® provides users the ability to:
Dispense Viscous and Non-Viscous Ingredients
At the core of the FORMULATOR is a patented microfluidic chip that measures and dispenses discrete volumes of liquid. The chip has 96 outputs, each with its own microfluidic valve cluster. Each valve cluster has two micro-diaphragms (200 nL and 2.5 µL) that fill and dispense up to three times per second. By combining multiple dispenses of each micro-diaphragm, the FORMULATOR can dispense any volume down to 200 nL.
The FORMULATOR software provides a straightforward, user-friendly way to run even the most complicated dispensing protocols through a visual representation of your plate that displays each ingredient’s dispense volume and well location. Design dispenses that vary the volume of each reagent to every well on the plate, dispense the same volume to every well, and add a backfill if necessary. Quickly design experiments using the ROCK MAKER Crystallization Software. ROCK MAKER can provide a barcode to print and label for your plate with. To run the dispense list, scan the plate label using the integrated barcode scanner before placing the plate on the FORMULATOR's plate holder. The dispense design will automatically load and you're ready to run the dispense.