Rigaku.com Protein crystallography
Protein crystallography is a powerful structural biology technique that provides atomic resolution details about proteins and other macromolecular molecules involved in all aspects of life and disease. Rigaku is a world leader in providing instrumentation that can improve productivity at many levelsâ€”from making crystallization solutions and growing crystals to automatically mounting crystals and collecting high resolution X-ray diffraction data sets. Please select an area of interest below to find out how Rigaku can assist you in your protein crystallography research.
Complete X-ray systems
Equip your home laboratory with a completely integrated X-ray diffraction system for optimal performance including generator, optic, detector, software and crystal cryo-cooling.
Do more diffraction experiments in your home laboratory. Microfocus generators will provide the most intense X-ray sources ideal for protein crystalloÂgraphyâ€”from high performance sealed tube systems to rotating anode generators that exceed the intensity of some second generation beamlines.
Get the most out of your X-ray generator. High performance beam conditioning optics provide the best quality X-ray beam for protein crystal diffractionâ€”high flux, excellent spectral purity, small beam size, and user adjustable divergence.
Accurately collect the best quality diffraction data with two-dimensional area detectors based on either imaging plate (IP) or CCD technology. IP detectors are the general purpose workhorses in home X-ray labs while CCD detectors offer faster read out times and are ideal for groups that require higher throughput. Both types of detectors enable you to collect high quality diffraction data in your home lab.
Automated protein crystal handling
Increase the number and quality of your diffraction experiments by screening more crystals and collecting data sets automatically, even at night and over the weekend. A reliable robotic system will automatically mount your samples, center them in the X-ray beam and then return them to a liquid nitrogen filled dewar when screening or data collection is complete.
Low temperature systems
Stabilize your crystals by maintaining cryogenic temperatures without using liquid nitrogen. Precisely align the cold stream to your crystal and collect data at liquid nitrogen temperatures without the need for a tank of liquid nitrogen next to your X-ray diffraction system.
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