Save Money + Reduce Waste
No additional consumables are needed to run or maintain the system.
Maintain Ingredient Integrity
Closed containers prevent contamination, evaporation, and the release of fumes.
Build Complex Screens
Use up to 34 ingredients to create custom screens to fit your experiment needs.
Dispense Viscous and Non-Viscous Ingredients
At the core of the FORMULATOR is a patented microfluidic chip that measures and dispenses discrete volumes of liquid. The chip has 96 outputs, each with its own microfluidic valve cluster. Each valve cluster has two micro-diaphragms (200 nL and 2.5 µL) that fill and dispense up to three times per second. By combining multiple dispenses of each micro-diaphragm, the FORMULATOR can dispense any volume down to 200 nL.
Easily Create Screens with Up to 34 Ingredients
Models to Fit Your Budget and Workflow
The FORMULATOR comes in 3 different models based on the number of ingredients you need to create your crystallization screens. The systems support both 125 mL and 250 mL Nalgene bottles, as well as, 50 mL Falcon tubes. All of the models have the same physical size and offer an optional secondary wash input for other wash solutions.
Easy Ingredient Switching
Adding ingredients is as easy as scanning the reagent barcode and inserting the bottle (with a specialized check-valve cap) into any open input on the top of the FORMULATOR. Bottle sensors tell the system where you positioned each reagent automatically, eliminating user error.
The FORMULATOR software provides a straightforward, user-friendly way to run even the most complicated dispensing protocols through a visual representation of your plate that displays each ingredient’s dispense volume and well location.
Design dispenses that vary the volume of each reagent to every well on the plate, dispense the same volume to every well, and add a backfill if necessary.
ROCK MAKER® Integration
Quickly design experiments using the ROCK MAKER Crystallization Software. ROCK MAKER can provide a barcode to print and label for your plate with. To run the dispense list, scan the plate label using the integrated barcode scanner before placing the plate on the FORMULATOR's plate holder. The dispense design will automatically load and you're ready to run the dispense.
Simply Design, Barcode, Scan, and Run
The FORMULATOR has been an essential tool for crystallography efforts here in our laboratory. The software is easy to use and contains many options for producing broad and fine reagent screens. The largest benefit has been the amount of time we are able to save by not having to pipette all the components of our 96-well screens individually. The only limitation that we have encountered is the number of reagents we are able to add into a particular screen. This is due to the number of ports on the unit that dispense reagents, however you can make a particular screen in quadrants which might help to facilitate this depending on your need.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
We buy a lot of products for FORMULATRIX such as ROCK IMAGER (both 4c system and RT system), FORMULATOR and NT8 for protein crystallization when using this machine we do face some problems and once I even want to return them back but people from FORMULATRIX always try their best to solve the problems. Finally, I think FORMULATRIX is really a responsible company and they always try their best to serve the customers. More important, the products are easy using.
Northwest A&F University
My supervisor is already impressed that our analysts have hit the ground running with the ROCK IMAGER and have been generating data much faster. Our group workload is increasing and we would like to complement our ROCK IMAGER and FORMULATOR with the NT8 so move our crystallization projects along even faster, and also become a showcase lab for you…we’ve also doubled our throughput in a few short months thanks to FORMULATRIX!