MUVIS

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Manual UV Inspection of Protein Crystals

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Target the Right Crystals

Distinguish Between Protein or Salt

Know if your crystals are protein or not by comparing UV and visible light images.

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Cost-Effective

Ideal for Budget-Conscious Labs

For labs on a tight budget, MUVIS provides a way to add UV imaging to your toolkit.

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Save on Lab Space

Compact Design

About the size of a coffeemaker, MUVIS saves on bench space and can be easily stored away.

Quickly Determine If A Crystal Is Protein

MUVIS utilizes a black and white, 1.4 MP CCD camera that can capture images in both visible and UV light. The system’s UV specialized optics provide a fixed field of view of 3.1 mm x 2.3 mm. The included software allows you to instantly switch between UV and visible light imaging, display UV and visible light images side-by-side, and fine-tune imaging controls such as resolution, exposure, and gain. An overlay function matches UV hotspots to visible light features allowing quick identification of which crystals are proteins.

Capture Images and Adjust Settings on the Fly

MUVIS is designed to be extremely user-friendly. Controls on the sides of the system allow you to quickly and easily switch between UV and visible light, adjust camera settings, and capture images to save to your computer. All of these controls may be adjusted in the software as well, providing you more flexibility in using the system. The MUVIS also has motorized focal controls to easily get your drops in focus.

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Computer Requirements

Windows XP, Vista, or Win 7

2 Open USB ports (USB 3.0 or older)

Electrical Specifications

110-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 30 W max. Standard or European outlet

Physical Dimensions

Width: 269 mm (11")

Depth: 274 mm (11")

Height: 532 mm (21")

Weight: 7 kg (15 lbs)

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Plate Type Compatibility

SBS standard microplate (127.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 14.4 mm)

Hampton Microbatch Plates

Linbro Plates (150 mm x 108 mm x 22 mm)