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.
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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
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