Aurora's VERSA 110 workstation provides an automated platform for carrying out applications for preparing protein crystallography plates, such as:
• Plate reformatting • Filling plates with polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution • Serial dilutions • Quick dispensing of salt solutions
Automated, software controlled serial dilution options enable the user to configure a precise gradient of conditions by automatically calculating the required concentration of buffer, salts and precipitants to be dispensed into crystallization plates. High throughput screening protocols are supported by Aurora’s user friendly VERSAware interface, further reducing the potential for human error. Methods may be saved, and imported or exported as required. A library of built-in plate types in the software allows the user to select their desired plate format, providing flexibility for all laboratories.
The customizable and versatile nature of the VERSA 110 automated liquid handling workstation software make this instrument suitable for front-end protein crystallization protocols such as sitting drop vapour diffusion protocols, hanging drop vapour diffusion protocols and micro-batch protocols. Aurora’s VERSA 110 liquid handling workstation ensures that high throughput screening of test conditions is accomplished quickly and reliably. This results in the production of more diffractable crystals and improves laboratory productivity.