We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. You can read our Cookie Policy here.

Advertisement
AlphaBiotech Introduces the new MPCS Plug Maker™ from Emerald Biosystems
Product News

AlphaBiotech Introduces the new MPCS Plug Maker™ from Emerald Biosystems

AlphaBiotech Introduces the new MPCS Plug Maker™ from Emerald Biosystems
Product News

AlphaBiotech Introduces the new MPCS Plug Maker™ from Emerald Biosystems


Want a FREE PDF version of This Product News?

Complete the form below and we will email you a PDF version of "AlphaBiotech Introduces the new MPCS Plug Maker™ from Emerald Biosystems"

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Country*
Company Type*
Job Function*
Would you like to receive further email communication from Technology Networks?

Technology Networks Ltd. needs the contact information you provide to us to contact you about our products and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For information on how to unsubscribe, as well as our privacy practices and commitment to protecting your privacy, check out our Privacy Policy

AlphaBiotech Ltd. has announces the release of the new MPCS PlugMaker™ from Emerald Biosystems. Based on lab-on-a-chip micro-fluidics the PlugMaker has several key features:

• Low sample volume: 5-10 nL/experiment; up to 800 experiments / 4 uL protein

• No dead-volume, therefore no loss of protein sample

• Enables systematic assessment of optimal protein 'crystallization slot' through optimization screens

• Crystals directly amenable to X-ray diffraction experiments with standard equipment

• Crystals can be readily extracted for traditional cryo-preservation

• Low cost per experiment

Optimal protein crystallization growth conditions can be identified by systematic variation of one or two chemical components. MPCS™ fine gradient screening via automated on-chip formulation is an optimization tool that allows thorough interrogation of specific regions of crystallization phase space. Sparse matrix screening is achieved with the Plug Maker™ using the Hybrid Mode.

In the Hybrid Mode, a pre-formed cartridge from a 96-well plate, containing a series of precipitants is generated and combined with the protein sample inside the CrystalCard™. Crystals are extracted from the CrystalCards™ by peeling off the back and looping the crystals.

The Emerald BioSystems Plug Maker™ instrument was recently recognized by the Association for Lab Automation (ALA) with the organization’s New Product Award. ALA's New Product Award recognized the top three outstanding new products showcased at LabAutomation2010.
Advertisement