dragonfly crystal focuses specifically on protein crystal optimization, enabling rapid and accurate preparation of complex crystallization gradients or optimization screen, even with viscous liquids, while eliminating cross-contamination. dragonfly partners seamlessly with mosquito in the protein crystallization screening workflow, streamlining the cycle between initial ‘hit’ identification and high resolution diffracting crystals.
Optimizing protein crystallization hits to improve diffraction can be laborious with traditional methods. dragonfly crystal delivers fast performance even at high viscosity, saving valuable research time.
dragonfly crystal’s automation capabilities enable crystallographers to recall, refine and repeat screens easily, freeing up research capacity for high value scientific tasks.
The dragonfly design and dispense software allows researchers to design remotely and be ready to go in minutes. Straightforward to set up and operate, the dragonfly crystal requires only minimal training, enabling even novice users to get up and running quickly.
Harnessing innovative positive displacement pipetting, dragonfly crystal ® uses disposable pipettes with individual pistons to deliver exceptional accuracy and precision, irrespective of liquid class.
With low dead volumes, dragonfly crystal ® allows laboratories to minimize stock consumption and do more, with less. With dragonfly, researchers can combine a wide range of stocks, of any viscosity, into complex gradients and generate higher quality crystals.
The dragonfly crystal has a track record of robust performance with no blocking or clogging, maximizing uptime and safeguarding critical research outcomes.
dragonfly enables accurate and repeatable nanolitre to milliliter dispensing, every time, irrespective of liquid viscosity or environmental conditions.
Our liquid handling instruments harness innovative technology to streamline workflows and accelerate research.
Robust, reliable, and easy to use, our products overcome tough technical challenges and enable researchers to focus on the best science.
Our true positive displacement syringes are controlled by independent dispense heads located inside the instrument.
The dragonfly designer software is a complementary software package designed to specifically meet the needs of scientists:
SPT Labtech’s complementary MX one mixer enhances protein crystallization screening by allowing researchers to mix any liquid in small wells with no risk of spillage.
The centrifugal forces generated in conventional plate shakers mean that the mixing speed must be limited to avoid liquid spilling from wells. The MX one keeps the plate stationary, allowing for extremely fast mixing of even the most viscous solutions using high-speed oscillation of a disposable pin array.
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|Pipetting range||0.5 μL - 4 mL||Throughput||4-6 ingredients in 96-well plate in 4-8 minutes, irrespective of viscosity|
|Primary SBS plate formats||15, 24 (SBS and Linbro), 48, 96 and 384||Accessories||MX one in-well mixer, 24 well plate adaptor|
|Weight||38 kg/ 83.7 lbs (5-head version)
50 kg/ 110 lbs (10-head version)
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||575 mm x 600 mm x 645 mm
2.6 in x 23.6 in x 25.3 in
|Technical variants||5 or 10 head versions available|