Rigaku exhibits at the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) 2008 Annual Meeting in Knoxville, TN

Rigaku exhibits at the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) 2008 Annual Meeting in Knoxville, TN

The Woodlands, TX — June 3, 2008. Rigaku Americas Corporation is pleased to announce its attendance at the 58th annual American Crystallographic Association (ACA) meeting running from May 31st through June 5th at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Rigaku will be exhibiting its advanced lines of single crystal X-ray diffraction, automated crystallization, and general purpose X-ray diffraction instrumentation at Booth #101.

On display in the 600 square foot island exhibit will be automation systems (Alchemist™ II, Desktop Minstrel™ UV), benchtop XRD and small molecule systems (MiniFlex™ II XRD system and SCXmini™ small molecule system), the new Saturn 944+ 18-bit CCD X-ray detector, new VariMax™ VHF X-ray optics, and accessories such as MtGUI software with RFID pins and the Proteros® Free Mounting® System. Rigaku employees will also be demonstrating various advanced software platforms, including: CrystalClear™, d*TREK®, CrystalTrak™ and MIFit+.

On Sunday June 1st, Rigaku held a public "Lunch and Learn" at 12 p.m. in the convention center, featuring presentations by Tom McNulty ("Diverse Applications with the RAPID II Curved Imaging Plate Diffraction System"), Angela Criswell, Ph.D. ("Expanding the Crystallographers Toolkit: New Tools for Your Structure Solution Pipeline"), and Craig Sterling ("The New Desktop Minstrel UV with Clean Light Technology™"). On Monday June 2nd, the 23rd Annual Rigaku Fun Run/Walk took place at the World Fair Park.

In addition to the exhibit and festivities, Rigaku scientists will deliver six crystallography presentations at the ACA conference discussing applications and describing new hardware and software available from Rigaku:





Date Time Authors Title Presentation
June 1 8:20 a.m. Lee Daniels Joint SIG Sessions: Introduction to Modulated Structures 13.01
4:30-6:30 p.m. Jian Xu, Craig Sterling, Michael Willis Poster: Desktop Minstrel UV: A Novel Protein Crystal Monitoring Automation System, Using UV Fluorescence Microscopy SP174 (W0420)
June 2 5:30-7:30 p.m. Angela Criswell, Amber Dowell, Robert Bolotovsky, Cheng Yang, Jim Pflugrath Poster: Automated Sample Handling, Data Collection and Structure Solution with ACTOR SP174 (W0420)
June 3 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mark Pressprich Poster: New Algorithms for Single Crystal Photometry TP152 (W0343)
June 4 8:30 a.m. James Pflugrath Macromolecular Crystal Diffraction Data Collection: Opinions about Best Practices 01.05.01 (W0320)
11:00 a.m. Kris Tesh, Angela Criswell, Licai Jiang, Bret Simpson, Boris Verman, Cheng Yang, Joseph Ferrara New Optics for Macromolecular Crystallography SP174 (W0420)

Rigaku—Leading With Innovation

Since its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Rigaku and its subsidiaries form a global group focused on life sciences and general purpose analytical instrumentation. With hundreds of major innovations to their credit, Rigaku companies are world leaders in the fields of small molecule and protein crystallography, X-ray spectrometry and diffraction, X-ray optics, as well as semiconductor metrology. Rigaku employs over 1,100 people in the manufacture and support of its analytical equipment. Its products are in use in more than 70 countries—supporting research, development, and quality assurance activities. Throughout the world, Rigaku continuously promotes partnerships, dialog, and innovation within the global scientific and industrial community.

For further information, contact:

Eric J. Hnath, Ph.D.
Director of Sales & Marketing, Life Sciences
Tel: 281-362-2300 x242
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