Manufacturer FORMULATRIX®, Inc.  |  Available Worldwide
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One Software for Your Entire Protein Crystallization Workflow One protein crystallization software to manage the entire experimentation process, from design and dispense to image viewing and analysis. ROCK MAKER® is a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is there every step of the way, with powerful yet easy-to-use tools that help you get the results you need quickly.  

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Average Rating: 4.7
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Must have for any laboratory heavily involved in crystallizing macromolecules.
Rating: 4.7

  • 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."

Review date: 23 Sep 2020 | ROCK MAKER

ROCK MAKER® provides users the ability to:

  • Design and Manage Experiments with Ease
    • Screen your proteins against sparse screens
    • Screen Experiment Wizard makes experiment design a breeze - creating multiple screen experiments for one or more proteins takes less than a minute.
    • Most commonly used screens come pre-loaded
    • Unique barcodes allow you to track your experiments from dispensing to imaging and scoring
  • Dynamically and Efficiently View & Score Images
    • Images taken by ROCK IMAGER are collected by ROCK MAKER
    • Measure crystals and add notes directly to the image itself
    • Bring out details of your images using the leveling histogram optically zoom in with a Region of Interest (ROI).
    • Navigate through and score your images using your keyboard and customizable scoring schemas
    • View up to four drops simultaneously or compare different inspections of the same drop
    • View images with multiple modes including slideshow & full-screen
  • Automatically Score Your Drops with MARCO
    • One bottleneck to protein crystallography is manually scoring those protein drop images, which is often very time-consuming and tedious. 
    • MARCO is now integrated in ROCK MAKER and can automatically score your drops with just a few clicks.
  • Zero in on the Optimal Crystallization Conditions
    • Perform a quick multidimensional optimization of various conditions, varying concentrations and pHs of the ingredients along rows, columns, and/or quadrants within a plate
    • Yield protein crystals from conditions that initially do not look promising with Iterative Screen Optimization (ISO)
    • Generate fully randomized optimization screens based on promising conditions of your choice
  • Analyze Your Data to Improve Future Experiment Design
    • Use Search and Filter to mine your data to uncover trends based on a variety of parameters, helping you to continue your research efforts and focus in on conditions likely to grow bigger and better crystals
    • Create and manipulate charts to visualize your experiment results
    • Print various experiment reports for your lab notebooks

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Manufacturer FORMULATRIX®, Inc.  |  Available Worldwide

4.7 / 5.0 | 1 reviews