The original mosquito crystal combines speed, accuracy, and high precision pipetting of nanolitre volumes with zero cross-contamination from a disposable tip. Volumes as low as 10 nL on multi-aspirate allow researchers to make the most of precious protein samples while benefiting from the adaptability to easily change methods to accommodate individual projects.
By automating commonly used protein crystallization screening techniques including hanging drop, sitting drop and microbatch as well as seeding or additive screening plate preparation the instrument enables experimental flexibility. The instrument also offers researchers the flexibility to setup all traditional (non-LCP) protein crystallization experiments as well as enabling some other screening methods such as serial dilution work.
Even novice users master use of the mosquito crystal quickly, minimizing set up time and increasing productivity. The intuitive touch screen application-driven software and quick and easy experimental guides for rapid setup streamline the overall user experience.
mosquito crystal integrates seamlessly with a wide variety of laboratory instrumentation, including robotic plate handlers, stackers and bulk liquid handlers to achieve walk-away operation in many application areas.
mosquito crystal enables researchers to use smaller volumes of protein sample and reduce screen consumption to realize substantial cost savings.
The instrument harnesses innovative positive displacement pipetting by using disposable micropipettes with individual pistons to deliver exceptional accuracy and precision, irrespective of liquid class.
Robust day-to-day performance with no blocking or clogging maximizes uptime, and safeguards research outcomes.
Our liquid handling portfolio provides you with accurate and repeatable nanolitre to microlitre pipetting, 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.
Each of our disposable micropipettes has its own individual piston, not an air gap or system liquid, offering true positive displacement pipetting with no risk of cross-contamination.
Sample evaporation can be a problem when dispensing very low volumes or volatile samples, causing inconsistent drop volumes, especially when environmental conditions and local humidity vary. mosquito’s active humidity chamber reduces experimental inconsistencies by allowing users to robustly control the relative humidity of each experiment.
Our application led software for protein crystallography combines usability and functionality, with an intuitive user experience tailored to each scientific application. Through collaboration with scientists, our software team develops and enhances the instrument UI to provide the optimal user experience and facilitate adoption into novel application areas.
Additional components such as a humidity chamber and spool cover enhance protein crystallization screening capabilities.
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|Pipetting range||25 nL - 1.2 µL||Throughput||2 minutes/ 96-well plate|
|Primary SBS plate formats||48, 96 and 384||Accessories||Active humidity chamber and spool cover|
|Weight||27 kg (59 lbs)||Dimensions (W x D x H)||390 mm (790 mm 5 plate deck) x 470 mm x 690 mm
15.5 in (31 in 5 plate deck) x 18.5 in x 27 in
|Technical variants||2 or 5 plate position deck|