Making Setting Up Protein Crystallization Experiments More Efficient and Reproducible


The process of obtaining crystals for macromolecular crystallography is the biggest challenge in the field. In recent years, there has been a trend of increasing screening throughput to increase the chances of obtaining crystals. This has been achieved by using more densely packed crystallization plates and miniaturization, leading to the development of specialized low-volume liquid handlers called drop setters.

However, the design of drop setters has not improved much in the last decade. It is our belief at FORMULATRIX that macromolecular crystallography is a critical field of life science research and we remain committed to delivering improved solutions for crystallization automation.

In this webinar, we will discuss the newly released NT8 v4 drop setter, which has undergone significant upgrades compared to its predecessors. The NT8 v4 boasts laser-assisted calibration, 24-well plate compatibility, water level sensing, improved humidification, flexible finger dispensing, temperature tracking, and the ability to copy plates. During the webinar, we will delve into how these and other features have improved the experimental process, making the NT8 v4 the most advanced drop setter currently available on the market.

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About the Speaker:

Zahra Naz joined FORMULATRIX® in 2021 as the application scientist. Her primary focus is on protein crystallization and its automation. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the field of Biotechnology and Structural Biology at the University of Punjab. Her research focuses on crystallization and structural studies of enzymes of thermophilic origin.