Manual UV Inspection of Protein Crystals
Target the Right Crystals
Know if your crystals are protein or not by comparing UV and visible light images.
For labs on a tight budget, MUVIS provides a way to add UV imaging to your toolkit.
Save on Lab Space
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.