mosquito LCP for membrane protein crystallization enables accurate, reproducible automation for liquid cubic phase (LCP) setups.
The innovative positive displacement technology overcomes the common problems encountered with accurately dispensing the highly viscous LCP materials. Automated calibration of syringe and pipette positioning ensures precise drop-on-drop placement for easy automated imaging.
mosquito LCP includes all the functionality of mosquito crystal for automated vapor diffusion setups, allowing researchers to set up both LCP and traditional protein crystallization experiments in any commercially available plate, using a single instrument.
mosquito LCP harnesses innovative positive displacement pipetting by using disposable micropipettes with individual pistons to deliver exceptional accuracy and precision, irrespective of liquid class.
Benefit from the ability to set up both LCP and all traditional protein crystallization experiments with a single instrument using commercially available SBS format plates.
mosquito’s active humidity chamber increases quality by reducing experimental inconsistencies caused by variation in environmental humidity.
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 precise humidity chamber reduces experimental inconsistencies by allowing users to robustly control the relative humidity of each experimen
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 an automated mixer for preparing LCP enhance the instrument’s capabilities. mosquito integrates seamlessly with a wide variety of laboratory instrumentation, including robotic plate handlers, stackers and bulk liquid handlers.
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|Pipetting range||25 nL - 1.2 µL||Throughput||2 minutes/ standard 96-well plate
4 minutes/ 96-well LCP plate
|Primary SBS plate formats||48, 96 and 384||Accessories||Active humidity chamber, spool cover and LCP mixer|
|Weight||34 kg (75 lbs)||Dimensions (W x D x H)||440 mm (790 mm 4 plate deck) x 470 mm x 690 mm
17.3 in (31 in 4 plate deck) x 18.5 in x 27 in
|Technical variants||2 or 4 plate position deck|