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Crystal Former is a microfluidic device for protein crystallization that exploits the favorable physical conditions occurring at the microscale. This environment, when combined with the Crystal Former’s special materials, unique surface treatment, and proprietary mixing kinetics, substantially improve crystallization success.
 
Crystal Former
 

Available Formats

The Crystal Former is available in 3 formats:
 
Crystal Former
The Original Crystal Former Chip (CF-O)
  • 16-microchannels arranged on the footprint of a microscope slide
  • Each microchannel is 100 µm x 150 µm x 10 mm (length)
  • Channel volume is 150 nL
  • Compatible with the SBS-footprint holders MSH-1 and MSH-2
 
Crystal Former XL
The Scale-Up Crystal Former Chip (CF-XL)
  • 16-microchannels arranged on the footprint of a microscope slide
  • Each microchannel is 270 µm x 400 µm x 10 mm (length)
  • Channel volume is 1.1 μL
  • Compatible with the SBS-footprint holders MSH-1 and MSH-2
 
Crystal Former HT
The SBS High-throughput Crystal Former (CF-HT2)
  • 96-microchannels
  • Fully SBS-compliant
  • Low profile, stackable skirt
  • Full compatibility with set-up and imaging robotics
  • Suitable for manual set-up and imaging
  • Each microchannel is 100 µm x 150 µm x 10 mm (length)
  • Channel volume is 150 nL
 

Advantages

  • Quick & easy setup - No external equipment
  • Low sample consumption
  • Maximum crystallization probability due to highly effective mixing kinetics
  • Direct access to crystals for subsequent seeding or
    diffraction studies
 
 
 

Product Cat. No. Amount Price (EUR) Buy / Note
Crystal Former™ CF-O 20 pcs. 646,00    Add this product to your notepad
Crystal Former™ XL CF-XL 20 pcs. 646,00    Add this product to your notepad
SBS High-throughput Crystal Former™ CF-HT2 10 pcs. 1.238,00    Add this product to your notepad


Crystal former crystals
Thaumatin, Catalase and Myoglobin crystals grown in the Crystal Former™
 


Terese Bergfors Proof Statement:
"The equilibration kinetics is a major determinant in the success or failure of a crystallization trial. The Microfluidic Crystal Former™ offers a unique method for exploring the phase diagram and for manipulating the equilibration kinetics. The kinetics in different methods can be strikingly different, even when the same precipitant is used. Therefore it makes good sense to try different ones, especially when screening, but also in the optimization phase. We use the Crystal Former™ as part of our overall crystallization strategy. The sample volume requirements are modest and it is easy to use. The students can set it up in minutes."
Terese Bergfors, Uppsala University, Sweden
 


Please contact xtals@jenabioscience.com with questions or inquiries.