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A new tool to link crystallization and diffraction experiments

AppNote PX001: ACTOR for high-throughput single crystal X-ray diffraction


Advances in high-throughput methods for crystallography have evolved to automate the full process from crystallization setup to correctly traced electron density maps. Enabling these methods is a pipeline of reliable hardware and software developed to work with limited human intervention. One such tool, the ACTOR™ (Automated Crystal Transport, Orientation, and Retrieval) system, has been in use since 2001 and eliminates many of the time-consuming sample manipulation tasks required in routine crystal screening and data collection. Supplemental ACTOR software for ranking, data collection strategy determination and image processing further increases the value of ACTOR by way of an intelligent framework for automated X-ray diffraction experiments.

Protein crystallography products from Rigaku

A customized single crystal X-ray diffraction system that has the capabilities of utilizing both ports of a rotating anode X-ray source.

A microfocus sealed tube single crystal X-ray diffractometer that is low maintenance and perfect for screening and evaluating protein crystals.

A single crystal X-ray diffractometer with high-flux microfocus rotating anode X-ray generator and direct detection, HPC X-ray detector.

A versatile and high-flux dual-wavelength (DW) X-ray diffractometer with an HPC X-ray detector for multipurpose diffraction experiments

Single wavelength Confocal Max-Flux (CMF) optics for single crystal diffraction

Automated tool for performing in situ crystallography experiments on existing X-ray diffractometers

Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) Kratky camera system

User-inspired data collection and data processing software for small molecule and protein crystallography

A unique curved single crystal X-ray diffraction detector based on direct X-ray detection technology with the highest 2θ range at a single position available for the home lab.

Extremely low noise, air-cooled X-ray detector based on direct X-ray detection technology.

High-resolution X-ray detectors for X-ray diffractometers from DECTRIS

Automated crystal transport, orientation and retrieval robot

The smallest detachable motorized goniometer head on the market