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3D Molecular Designs & MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling #226

3D Molecular Designs & MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling  #226

1025 N. Broadway, Milwaukee WI  53202

Tel: 414-331-0847  Fax: 414-774-3435

Email: heather_ryan@antiochsea.edu

Web: www.3dmoleculardesigns.com

Provide innovative molecular models and professional development opportunities for educators in the biosciences.  3DMD uses rapid prototyping technologies to design molecular models based on atomic coordinates.  Through its professional development programs, the CBM involves educators in the design and construction of physical models for use in teaching.  3DMD sells magnetic water and DNA kits, protein modeling toobers, and protein models.

 

Accelrys #114

9685 Scranton Road, San Diego CA  92121

Tel: 858-799-5711  Fax: 858-799-5777

Email: bevb@accelrys.com

Web: www.accelrys.com

A leading provider of simulation and informatics tools to accelerate the discovery and development of new pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Our solutions enhance scientific insight and promote the flow of information and knowledge throughout your discovery program, supporting your decision making process and enabling intelligent use of resources.

 

Area Detector Systems  #106,108

12550 Stowe Drive, Poway CA  92064

Tel: 858-486-0618  Fax: 858-486-0294

Email: th@adsc-xray.com

Web: www.adsc-xray.com

CCD detector x-ray system for protein crystallography applications.

 

Art Robbins Instruments  #101

1293 Mountain View Alviso Road, Suite D

Sunnyvale CA  94089

Tel: 408-734-8400  Fax: 408-734-8420

Email:

Web:

Automated Micro/Nano Dispenser for 96 well crystallography plates.  Also showing 96 well intelliplates.

 

BEEVERS MINIATURE MODELS    #123

West Mains Road, Department of Chemistry

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JJ

Scotland

Tel: 44-131-650-4824  Fax: 44-131-650-4824

Email: bmmu@ed.ac.uk

Web: www.bmmu.demon.co.uk

Beevers Miniature Models are ball-and-stick models depicting atomic arrangements in crystalline materials.  They are made on the scale of 1cm = 1Ĺ with acrylic balls individually drilled to precise angles and stainless steel rods cut to give exact lengths.  Our selection of balls contains 20 colour choices

and the models are eye-catching and informative.  Our accurate and compact models range across the spectrum of 3-dimensional structures - Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Physics and Mathematics. We specialize in models made to your own requirements - faces, dislocations, epitaxial surfaces. For your model, large or small, we only need the crystallographic or other structural parameters.

 

Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (BioCAT) #319

Argonne National Laboratory

BioCAT/APS, Sector 18, Bldg. 435B

9700 S. Cass Ave, Argonne IL  60439

Tel: 630-252-0549  Fax: 630-252-0545

Email: krolik@bio.aps.anl.gov

Web: www.bio.aps.anl.gov

The Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (BioCAT) operates a NIH supported Biotechnology Research Resource for the study of the structure and dynamics of non-crystalline biological materials at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne, IL.  The goal of such research is to determine the detailed mechanism of action of biological systems at the molecular level.  The techniques employed are static, time and spatially resolved x-ray diffraction, x-ray scattering and x-ray absorption/emission

spectroscopy.  Projects are invited from all scientists who can benefit from our advanced capabilities.

 

Blake Industries # 116

660 Jerusalem Road, Scotch Plains NJ  07076

Tel: 908-233-7240  Fax: 908-233-1354

Email: blake4xray@worldnet.att.net

Web:

Blake Industries will be exhibiting Huber and Blake instruments and accessories for x-ray diffraction and crystallography with sealed tube, rotating anode or synchrotron sources.

 

Brandel # 307

8561 Atlas Drive, Gaithersburg MD  20877

Tel: 800-948-6506  Fax: 301-869-5570

Email: sales@brandel.com

Web: www.brandel.com

Will be exhibiting their pressure-based Plate Sealing Systems for applying a uniform siliconized or adhesive seal for most any plate configuration, height and composition.  Systems can be used with a variety of sealing tapes, including transparent, translucent, foils and gas permeable.  Tapes are available for use with most chemicals (Including DMSO) and capable of withstanding temperatures as low as -70°C. Automated systems are an ideal component for integration into liquid handling/robotic systems.  Models with plate stackers are available.

 

Bruker AXS Inc. Booth #120

5465 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI  53711

Tel: 608-276-3000  Fax: 608-276-3006

Email: info@bruker-axs.com

Web: www.bruker-axs.com

Provides advanced X-ray solutions in life sciences, chemical and materials science.  Latest APEX II small molecule CCD systems feature highest sensitivity for all types of crystalline samples, including micro crystals and weak diffractors, and handle advanced research problems with twins, strong absorbers, charge density studies, modulated structures and diffuse scattering. Biological macromolecule systems feature Crystal Farm® growth plate imaging, sensitive, large area PROTEUM CCDs and high brilliance

MICROSTAR generators for high-resolution data and high-throughput screening at home. Synchrotron CCDs feature fast readout and various sizes. Systems for combinatorial screening and SAXS highlight 2D fast readout, low noise detectors.

 

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre  #321,323

CCDC, 12 Union Road, Cambridge   CB2 1EZ

United Kingdom

Tel: 44-1223-336408  Fax: 44-1223-336033

Email: battle@ccdc.cam.ac.uk

Web: www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk

The CCDC collates and distributes the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) which contains comprehensive crystal structure data for over 300,000 small organic and metal-organic compounds.  The CSD System comprises the database itself, accompanying search and analysis software and includes the structural knowledge bases Mogul (for rapid retrieval of molecular geometry from the CSD) and IsoStar (a knowledge base of intermolecular interactions).  The CCDC also undertakes the development of a range of applications software - GOLD (protein-ligand docking), Relibase+ (search and analysis of protein-ligand complexes), SuperStar (prediction of protein-ligand interactions) and DASH (crystal structure solution from powder diffraction data).

 

CCP4 #327

Daresbury Laboratory

Keckwick Lane, Warrington Cheshire  WA4 4AD

United Kingdom

Tel: 44-1925-603929  Fax: 44-1925-603825

Email: m.e.howard-eales@ccp4.ac.uk

Web: www.ccp4.ac.uk

The Collaborative Computational Project No. 4 (CCP4) provides a software suite for macromolecular structure determination by X-ray crystallography used by academic institutions and commercial organizations around the world.  Income form the project supports maintenance, distribution and development of the software, and funds additional activities including sponsorship of educational workshops, an annual Study Weekend, hosting e-mail discussion lists, and producing a bi-annual newsletter.  CCP4 staff will be available to discuss any aspect of the project, including the latest release (5.0), the CCP4 molecular graphics program, the graphical user interface (CCP4i), and the data processing package MOSFLM.

 

Corning Incorporated  #127

45 Nagog Park, Acton, MA  01720

Tel:  978-635-2200  Fax:  978-635-2476

Email:  clswebmail@corning.com

Web Site:  www.corning.com/lifesciences

Corning Incorporated is a diversified technology company, manufacturing high-quality, high performance consumables for the life science market.   With expertise in surface chemistry, injection molding and material science, Corning offers plastic products to service the field of cell culture, liquid handling, filtration, genomics, and high throughput screening.    Corning will be highlighting its 96 and 384 well protein crystallization plates

 

Cryo Industries of America # 216

11124 S. Willow Street, Manchester NH  03103

Tel: 603-621-9957  Fax: 603-621-9960

Email: cryo@cryoindustries.com

Web: www.cryoindustries.com

CRYO Industries has a complete (CRYOCOOL) range of Gas Stream Coolers, LHe,

LN2, and Cryogen Free versions for Helium and Nitrogen.  The CRYOCOOL can

maintain the crystal as low as 4.5K or as high as 500K.  Our Single Stream

design means low gas consumption, minimizes turbulence, provides a laminar

flow region in excess of 10mm, and is easy to use.

 

deCODE biostructures                                     #223

7869 NE Day Road West, Bainbridge Island, WA  98110

Tel: 206-780-8535  Fax: 206-780-8549

Email: csterling@decode.com

Web: www.decode.com

 

The Emerald Biostructures products from deCODE biostructures provide structural solutions for biotechnology.  The Emerald Screens provide the crystallographer cutting edge tools to do their science.  With our complete RoboHTC platform, automating traditional bottlenecks, labs can increase reproducibility and throughput.

 

Delong America Inc. # 125

5775 Victoria, Suite 224, Montreal Quebec  H3W 2R4

Canada

Tel: 514-904-1202  Fax: 763-374-0242

Email: info@lv-em.com

Web: www.lv-em.com

The LVEM5 microscope accelerates and improves quality assessment of membrane protein sample preparations. Protein crystallographers benefit by directly observing preparation homogeneity and aggregation states by high resolution electron microscopy. The LVEM5 marks a radical departure from

traditional electron microscopes in its desktop size, affordable cost and ease of operations. The LVEM5 also has an important functional edge over traditional electron microscopy as no staining is necessary. This translates into the absence of damaging acid pH heavy metals that destabilize sensitive preparations. Employing the LVEM5 as a key quality step prior to crystallization trials reduces time, costs and errors.

 

Diamond Wire Technology #201

1605 S. Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs CO  80916

Tel: 719-570-1150  Fax: 719-570-1176

Email: info@diamondwiretech.com

Web: www.diamondwiretech.com

World’s leader in diamond wire and diamond wire saws.  With over 35 years experience slicing/dicing projects of hard to cut crystals and semiconductor material.  Multi-Wire diamond saws are a third of the cost of traditional slurry saws.  Precise wafers as thin as 300 micron with no surface damage.  Custom and standard saws are available.

 

DIVERSIFIED SCIENTIFIC    #115

1601 12th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL  35205

Tel: 205-930-0001 Fax: 205-930-0082

Email: tgester@dsitech.com

Web: www.dsitech.com

DSI offers advanced protein crystallization tools for experiment design, image capture, image analysis, and experiment optimization.  Patented CrystalScore™ provides automatic image acquisition, analysis, and archiving of crystallization experiments.  CrystalScore™ is cold room compatible.  Configurations include upright, inverted, single plate, and six plate systems.  CrystalScore™ works with all commercial plate types. ScreenPro™ provides for the design and creation of initial and optimization screens including incomplete factorial, grid, and disparate screens.  Patent pending ScreenPro™ works seamlessly with CrystalScore™ and other manufacturers imaging systems.  With ScreenPro™, you can easily design and build grid screens around "hits" or create a neural network determined optimization screen.

 

Douglas Instruments  #313

Westfield Farm

East Garston

Berkshire   RG177HD

United Kingdom

Tel: 44-1488-649090  Fax: 44-1488-648975

Email: anne-marie@douglas.co.uk

Web: www.douglas.co.uk

Designs and manufactures the IMPAX 1-5 and Oryx 1-6 systems for automatic protein crystallization.  Both systems are mainly designed to carry out crystallization by the microbatch method, although Oryx 1-6 can also perform crystallization by vapor diffusion.  Microbatch has many advantages including greater speed – and also the fact that it is truly micro – and consequently uses less protein.  Recent studies have shown that microbatch finds a comparable or (in one case) a much greater number of hits than vapor diffusion in screening experiments.  The company also makes miniaturized plates especially for crystallization by both vapor diffusion and microbatch.

 

FLUIDIGM CORPORATION                          #122, 124

7100 Shoreline Ct, So San Francisco, CA 94080

Tel: 650-266-6000 Fax: 650-871-7152

Email: topaz@fluidigm.com

Web: www.fluidigm.com

Fluidigm develops and manufactures innovative systems based on unique integrated fluidic circuits (IFCs) for life-science research.  IFCs for protein crystallization are an integral part of the TOPAZ(tm) System-the first screen-to-beam solution for high-throughput crystallization using free interface diffusion (FID).  The system's combination of hardware, software, and chips provides automatic setup of crystallization experiments, imaging and classification of the results of the experiments, and scale up, providing a straightforward means of growing crystals of sufficient size and quality for diffraction studies.

 

Formulatrix  #228    

230 Third Ave.

Waltham,  MA  02451

Tel: 781-466-6969 Fax:

Email: farhana@formulatrix.com

Web: www.formulatrix.com

Formulatrix provides a complete end to end hardware and software solution for automating protein crystallography. Our flagship product, Rock Maker, is a multi-user, easy to use software solution that automates and tracks the entire protein crystallization process including experiment design, liquid

dispensing, plate storage and retrieval, and imaging.  Come check out Rock Imager 24, our new ultra-high quality automated imaging system at ACA. Please visit us at www.formulatrix.com to find out why leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies are using our solution.

 

 

 

 

Genomic Solutions  # 111,113

4355 Varsity Drive

Ann Arbor MI  48108

Tel: 734-975-4800  Fax: 734-975-4808

Email: info@genomicsolutions.com

Web: www.genomicsolutions.com

Automated Honeybee Protein Crystallization System: Honeybee systems are designed with components to support protein crystallization experiments.  Proprietary synQUAD allows fast, non contact dispense of both mother liquor and proteins.   Dispense "on the fly" or in "step and repeat mode".  Honeybee Systems are designed to support Microbatch, Sitting Drop, Hanging Drop, and Combinatorial Dispense applications.  Hummingbird Systems provide fast, highly parallel non contact dispensing and transfer of compounds. The proprietary Hummingbird involves sipping of sample from a source plate using narrow-bore glass capillaries.  Transfer occurs by aspirating sample using capillary action followed by dispensing with a pulse of air.  Hummingbird cassettes hold 96 or 384 capillaries in a format to fit standard plates Cartesian Pipettor: The Cartesian Pipettor provides non Contact dispense via air displacement technology.  Transfer up to 550 uL from a deep well plate to crystal plates with a simple GUI interface. 

 

Gilson, Inc. #225,227

3000 W. Beltline Hwy

Middleton WI  53562

Tel: 608-828-3252  Fax: 608-831-4451

Email: swagner@gilson.com

Web: www.gilson.com

A leading manufacturer of protein crystallography instrumentation for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. With Gilson innovations, the process of preparing crystals is faster and easier than ever before. Gilson’s 925 PC Workstation automates the preparation of protein crystallography experiments in minutes and is designed for high-throughput screening for hanging, sitting, and microbatch crystallography. This versatile workstation accepts many types of crystallography plates, including Greiner™, Neuro Probe™, Corning™, and Intelli-Plate. Gilson’s range of systems work with 96- or standard 24-well formats, providing the ideal instruments to fit a variety of needs. Flexibility, reliability, and performance make these workstations invaluable tools for creating diffraction-quality crystals.

 

Greiner Bio-One, Inc. # 102

1205 Sarah Street

Longwood FL  32750

Tel: 407-333-2800  Fax: 407-333-3001

Email: INFO@us.gbo.com

Web: www.gbo.com/bioscience

Introducing the 1536 well Imp@ct™ Plate to facilitate high-throughput, small volume microbatch crystallography, optimizing crystal growth investigations and X-ray diffraction analyses with reduced time and cost. CrystalQuick™ microplates with CrystalDrop™ lids expand a 96 well platform to allow simultaneous sitting and hanging drop vapor diffusions.  Select from a variety of well styles to enhance crystal screening. Universal 24 well ComboPlate™ accommodates 18 mm cover slips for hanging drops and individual well sealing.  CrystalBridges™ enable sitting drop applications within each well.

 

Hewlett Packard # 200

200 Forest Street

Marlboro MA  01752

Tel: 508-467-3030  Fax: 508-467-5836

Email: angela.loh@hp.com

Web: www.hp.com/techservers

HP delivers innovative, standards-based solutions running Linux and Microsoft Windows® including Intel® and AMD Opteron™ servers, an adaptive StorageWorks infrastructure accommodating multiple terabytes of data, 3D stereo-capable graphics workstations, and services. And by working with crystallographic software developers, HP provides a robust and well-tested environment for crystallographic computing.

 

 

Innovadyne Technologies # 311

2835 Duke Court

Santa Rosa CA  95407

Tel: 707-547-2500  Fax: 707-547-2501

Email: lfischer@innovadyne.com

Web: www.innovadyne.com

Innovadyne Technologies is a privately held, rapidly growing fluidics-technology company that manufactures and sells enabling non-contact, low-volume liquid transfer solutions to end users and leading lab automation companies.  Determination of protein structure can greatly reduce the number of HTS screens required by focusing compound libraries. Protein crystallization techniques are a method of choice for determining protein structures.  Innovadyne’s non-contact dispense platforms provide an excellent “fit” for the low volume dispense and fast cycle time requirements of high-throughput protein crystallography.  We offer products that range from single-channel, protein dispensers to 96+8-channel units designed for both coarse and fine screen liquid handling.

 

International Union of Crystallography  #328

PO Box  951

Chester Cheshire  CH2 2DZ

United Kingdom

Tel: 44-1244-376386  Fax: 44-1244-373675

Email: as@iucr.org

Web: www.iucr.org

The IUCr is delighted to announce the imminent arrival of Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications, an all-electronic journal for the rapid publication of structural genomics, protein structure and crystallization results. Visit the IUCr stand to find out more.

 

MALVERN INSTRUMENTS #121

10 Southville Rd.

Southborough MA 01772

Tel: 508-480-0200

Fax: 508-460-9692

Email: info@malverusa.com

Web: www.malverninstruments.com

Manufacturer of particle characterization systems incorporating light scattering technologies. On display, the new Zetasizer Nano system combines static, dynamic, and electrophoretic light scattering in a single system, facilitating the measurement of molecular weight, charge, and size distribution. The Zetasizer Nano system was designed specifically to meet the high sensitivity and low sample volume needs of our protein characterization customers, and is ideally suited for quantifying protein aggregation, monitoring solution polydispersity, and measuring protein virial coefficients for optimization of crystal growth conditions.

 

MAR USA, Inc. # 320

1880 Oak Avenue

Evanston IL  60201

Tel: 847-869-1548  Fax: 847-869-1587

Email: info@mar-usa.com

Web: www.mar-usa.com

Mar USA develops, manufactures, and markets imaging detector systems for X-ray diffraction applications: the Mar345 Imaging Plate system, the 165 mm diameter Marccd, and three Marmosaic ccd-based detectors (225, 300, and 325 mm). These systems have set the standard at synchrotrons for high performance - highest data quality, high speed, ease of use and ultra reliability. The highly automated Mardtb goniostat is now available with the Marcsc accessory. This cryogenic sample changer automatically mounts and safely retrieves samples under computer control. The combination of a Marmosaic detector and Mardtb goniostat with the cryogenic sample changer provides a reliable and remarkably  affordable synchrotron end station for protein crystallography. A Mar345 scanner or Marccd, combined with the Mardtb and Marcsc, is the ideal complimentary screening station for the home lab.

 

MicroCal LLC # 208

22 Industrial Drive East

Northampton MA  01060

Tel: 413-586-7720  Fax: 413-586-0149

Email: info@microcalorimetry.com

Web: www.microcalorimetry.com

MicroCal manufactures ultrasensitive VP-Isothermal Titration and Differential Scanning Calorimeters which are capable of rapidly characterizing binding and structural properties of biomolecules in highly automated, easy-to-perform experiments.  The VP series represents major advances in sensitivity, reproducibility and stability, which translates into smaller sample requirements and greater precision.

 

MITEGEN, LLC#98

P.O. Box 3867

Ithaca, NY  14852

Tel: 607-592-8812  Fax:

Email: ret6@cornell.edu

Web: www.mitegen.com

Manufactures and distributes microfabricated tools for structural genomics, including MicroMount[TM] crystal holders for crystal retrieval, flash cooling, and cryocrystallography. A breakthrough in crystal handling and mounting, MicroMounts are ideally suited to manual or automated data collection using crystals from 2 mm to as small as 5 micrometers, and provide rapid flash cooling and very low background scattering. sample requirements and greater precision.

 

Molecular Dimensions, Inc. #315

P.O. Box 1001

Apopka FL  32704

Tel: 407-866-6901  Fax: 407-869-4444

Email: tony@moleculardimensions.com

Web: www.moleculardimensions.com

Supplies innovative protein crystal growth screens developed within our customers' laboratories as well as plates cover slides, and protein expression media including SeMet. Molecular Dimensions sells the only cooled incubators specifically designed for crystal growth. With " 0.5° C accuracy from 0 - 50° C these incubators operate virtually vibration free. Now a new bench top, stackable model is available to compliment the popular 6.36, 8.83 & 13.77 cubic foot range. At ACA 2004 Molecular Dimensions will exhibit mosquito the ideal liquid handling tool for setting up protein crystallization drops in high throughput screening plates.

 

Nextal Biotechnologies #309

1751 Richardson, S. 6101

Montreal Quebec  H3K 1G6

Canada

Tel: 514-849-8057  Fax: 514-849-4588

Email: rmndiaye@nextalbiotech.com

Web: www.nextalbiotech.com

Nextal develops products specifically designed for protein crystallization. You now have access to our exclusive Ready-to-use formats, 24 wells Crystallization Tool or 96 wells microplate. Our certified crystallization conditions are also available in Deep Well Blocks or 10ml tubes format for high volume users. You are in control! With any choice you make, Nextal is there to support you with the widest variety of solutions, formats and now optimization strategy. Come and see us to learn more about our NEW Optimizer Series, a FAST, SIMPLE and EASY way to widen you optimization depth and results!

 

Osmic, Inc.  #212

1900 Taylor Road

Auburn Hills MI  48326

Tel: 248-232-6400  Fax: 284-232-6500

Email: arlene.pollock@osmic.com

Web: www.osmic.com

Come see what's new from the pioneer and leading developer of multilayer x-ray optic technology.  Osmic offers a full line of standard and custom design products, from optics to source-optic beam modules, designed for single-crystal, small angle x-ray scattering, x-ray reflectivity, x-ray diffraction, wavelength dispersive spectroscopy, micro x-ray diffraction, micro x-ray fluorescence, and more x-ray analytical techniques.  Our latest and patented VariMax™ line of optics offer the highest flux, a well defined beam (both spatially and spectrally), and adjustable divergence for unmatched data quality and excellent resolution capabilities for protein crystallography.  Integrated micro-focusing source and specially designed multilayer optic beam modules offer rotating anode like performance and are the ultimate in sealed tube x-ray source technology.  Our expert staff and application driven approach to product development enable us to provide the best optics and instrumentation for a broad spectrum of x-ray analytical techniques

 

Oxford Cryosystems  #112

7 Jackson Road

Devens MA  01432

Tel: 978-772-7930  Fax: 978-772-7945

Email: liz@oxfordcryosystems.com

Web: www.oxfordcryosystems.com

Oxford Cryosystems started manufacturing the original Cryostream Cooler in 1985 but still leads the field in cryostat design.  This year we are launching the Cobra - our new NON-LIQUID Cryostream with a temperature  range of 80-500 K and a fast cooldown time of 30 minutes. The Cobra will compliment our Cryostream range including the 700 series & the Cryostream Plus.  The company also produces the HeliX, an open flow helium cryostat and the Phenix, a revolutionary 11K helium cryostat for powder

diffraction.  Other products include the Metripol, a birefringence imaging system, Cryoaccessories and a software suite, Crystallographica, incorporating Crystallographica Search Match (CSM), both of which can be downloaded for free trial periods at www.crystallographica.com

 

Oxford Diffraction  #100

130 A Baker Avenue Extension

Concord MA  01754

Tel: 978-371-5506  Fax: 978-369-8287

Email: info@oxford-diffraction.com

Web: www.oxford-diffraction.com

Designs and manufactures chemical and protein single crystal X-ray diffraction equipment.  Our superior products include the newly launched ‘Xcalibur 3’ featuring the direct taper ‘Sapphire 3’ CCD detector, the revolutionary protein diffractometer ‘Xcalibur PX Ultra’ and the patented ‘Helijet’ open flow helium jet.  ‘Xcalibur PX Ultra’ features a four circle kappa goniometer, the revolutionary ‘Enhance Ultra’ X-ray source; which provides comparable X-ray intensity to a 5 kW rotating anode fitted with multi-graded Confocal optics from a 2.2 kW sealed tube and the patented 165 mm large area ‘Onyx’ CCD detector.

 

Precision Detectors #206

34 Williams Way

P.O. Box 738

Bellingham MA  02019

Tel: 508-966-3847  Fax: 508-966-3758

Email: info@precisiondetectors.com

Web: www.precisiondetectors.com

Dynamic light scattering for protein purity.

 

RCSB Protein Data Bank #325

Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University

610 Taylor Road

Piscataway NJ  08854

Tel: 732-445-0103  Fax: 732-445-4320

Email: info@rcsb.org

Web: www.pdb.org

The Protein Data Bank is the single worldwide repository for the processing and distribution of 3-D biological macromolecular structure data.

 

 

RHOMBIX, KENDRO, DATACENTRIC AUTOMATION AND HAMILTON CORP #213

7109 Baker's Bridge Avenue, Brentwood TN 37027

Tel: 615-263-9406 Fax: 615-263-9431

Email: dave.riling@kendro.spx.com

Web: www.rhombix.com <file:///\\www.dcacorp.com>

DataCentric Automation is a solution-based provider of laboratory automation and informatics. Our Rhombix Series of products provide proven automation solutions for protein crystallography experiment definition, plate preparation, storage and imaging, tightly integrated with a database that can be queried for experiment optimization and refinement. Using robotics and intelligent automation techniques, driven around a core database – the data-centric paradigm - enables disparate instrumentation to work

cohesively, adapt to process changes, and use data more effectively. DataCentric Automation was recently acquired by Kendro Laboratory Products. Adding Kendro's solutions to the Rhombix Series further expands our ability to provide complete solutions for lab automation on a global basis.

 

Rigaku #204

9009 New Trails Drive

The Woodlands TX  77381

Tel: 281-363-1033  Fax: 281-364-3628

Email: sld@rigakumsc.com

Web: www.rigakumsc.com

Redefining the home lab as the world's leading resource for single-crystal X-ray diffraction hardware, software and contract services. Rigaku/MSC offers fully integrated small and macromolecule applications, Rigaku generators, X-ray optical systems, cryo-cooling devices and peripheral devices. In addition, Rigaku/MSC provides small and macromolecular structure determination services on a contract basis.

 

RoboDesign International #204

5920 Pasteur Court

Carlsbad CA  92008

Tel: 760-438-5282  Fax: 760-438-5286

Email: blyons@robodesign.com

Web: www.robodesign.com

RoboDesign International, Inc. offers several new products this year with its CrystalMation™ product line.  The first is a fully integrated and automated 1,000 plate high-throughput crystallization platform, including screen making, protein dispense modules, plate handling, incubation, and inspection with automated scoring, data mining, and optimization software. The second is our modular high-speed 2,500 - 10,000 plate crystallization storage, retrieval and inspection system for use in cold rooms.  The third, for smaller labs, is the Minstrel I™, with options for fully automated plate handling, storage and inspection of 60 - 80 plates.  Of course, "Sweet Image™" image-enhancement software is available for all RoboDesign systems.

 

Shamrock Structures LLC #301

1440 Davey Road

Woodridge IL  60517

Tel: 630-739-3215  Fax: 630-739-1753

Email: jmiller@shamrockstructures.com

Web: www.shamrockstructures.com

Shamrock Structures is a structural proteomics company that provides integrated proteomics services and rapid access to x-ray synchrotron data collection to solve three dimensional structures of proteins and protein complexes enabling structure-based drug discovery.  Utilizing superior technologies and scientific expertise in the field of proteomics, Shamrock Structures allows for the design and synthesis of

increasingly more active and selective new drug leads.

 

Southeast Regional Collaborative Access Team (SER-CAT) #326

University of Georgia, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

B202A Life Sciences Bldg.

Athens GA  30602

Tel: 706-542-3384  Fax: 706-542-3077

Email: lhoranyi@uga.edu

Web: www.ser-cat.org

The Southeast Regional Collaborative Access Team (SER-CAT) was formed in 1997 by 22 participating institutions to provide third generation X-ray capabilities to macromolecular crystallographers and structural biologists in the Southeast and Midwest.  Its facilities, which are nearly complete, are located at Sector 22 of the Advanced Photon Source of the Argonne National Laboratory and consist of both an ID and a BM beamline.  SER-CAT's primary interest is serving its membership with the most advanced data collection facilities for macromolecular crystallography.  Membership information is available at www.ser-cat.org.

 

SPRINGER #324

101 Philip Drive

Norwell, MA  02061

Tel: 781-871-6600  Fax: 781-871-6528

Email: jfoster@wkap.com

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Springer/Kluwer Academic Publishers' Crystallography Program-featuring the International Tables for Crystallography (co-published with the IUCr)...Volume A - Space-group symmetry, Brief teaching edition of Volume A; Volume B - Reciprocal space;  Volume C - Mathematical, physical and chemical tables, Third Edition; Volume D - Physical properties of crystals; Volume E - Subperiodic groups; Volume F - Crystallography of biological macromolecules. Kluwer is also the proud publisher of the Journal of Chemical Crystallography and Structural Chemistry. Visit the booth for a free sample journal and a conference discount off of texts like Lewars' Computational Chemistry and our 2004 essential major reference works.

 

Tecan  #303

4022 Stirrup Creek Drive, Suite 310

Durham NC  27703

Tel: 919-361-5200  Fax: 919-361-5200

Email: michelevalenta@tecan.com

Web: www.tecan.com

A leading provider of world-class automated liquid handling and laboratory robotic systems for over 23 years offers the Protein Crystallization Workstation (PCW), a fully automated solution for high performance protein crystal growth and screening studies.  Automated applications include custom buffer creation and highly parallel set-up of sitting drop, hanging drop (new!) and microbatch experiments.  Features such as low-vibration incubators, dynamic anti-evaporation cover and a high-precision liquid handling arm help insure high-quality crystal formation.  Integrated image capture and analysis systems enable real-time monitoring of crystal growth.  User-friendly software allows simplified experimental set-up, with novel CrysTool converter for creation of multi-parametric work lists.

 

TriTek Corp #317

5263 Stewart Road

Sumerduck VA  22742

Tel: 540-439-3690  Fax: 540-439-4009

Email: angie@tritekcorp.com

Web: www.tritekcorp.com

CrystalPro is a fully integrated, computer controlled, high throughput, variable zoom microscopy system designed for detecting tiny crystals in large fields of view.  Unique software enables the CrystalPro to auto-scan each well while capturing images, with annotation and time/date stamp, at a rate of 768 wells per hour.  Customized program options include crystal discrimination and image analysis.

 

Veeco Instruments # 214

100 Sunnyside Blvd

Woodbury NY  11797

Tel: 516-677-0200  Fax: 516-677-0248

Email: info@veeco.com

Web: www.veeco.com

Large-scale protein crystallization efforts require fast, reliable screening of thousands of potentially crystal-producing experiments. The OASIS automatically locates, characterizes and scores protein crystal growth, providing rapid inspection of more than 8000 wells per hour. High-speed auto-focus and patent-pending illumination ensure reliable crystal detection and classification.

 

VIZEVERYWHERE LLC   #224

4439 Cox Road

Glen Allen, VA  23060

Tel: 804-521-3044  Fax: 804-935-0165

Email: jeff@vizeverywhere.com

Web: www.vizeverywhere.com

VizEveryWhere,LLC-Viz3D redefines the price point for large screen affordable immersive visualization. It is the lowest cost, highest quality, large screen immersive visualization solution currently available to the scientific, medical, and technical markets today. Viz3D will work with any application capable of outputting frame sequential 3D images, without the added burden of code or configuration file changes.  Use it with all popular Crystallographic software. Viz3D promotes collaboration for analysis for fast and accurate decision making.

 

Wyatt Technology Corp. # 305

6300 Hollister Avenue

Santa Barbara CA  93117

Tel: 805-681-9009  Fax: 805-681-0123

Email: info@wyatt.com

Web: www.wyatt.com

Light Scattering for the Masses! Wyatt Technology is the world leader in the design and manufacture of multi-angle light scattering systems for absolute protein characterization. The DAWN and miniDAWN instruments may be used as on-line detectors for oligomerization investigations and analyses, while the WyattQELS can be added to study protein purity and aggregation. The Eclipse protein separation system can be used to separate proteins without the molecules interacting with the stationary phase. Finally, Wyatt's ASTRA software can determine absolute masses and sizes of proteins, determine A2 for helping to predict protein crystallization conditions. The software can also be used for determining the degree of glycosylation and PEGylation of a protein sample.

 

Xenocs SA #300

19 Rue F. Blumet

Sassenage   F38360

France

Tel: 33-4-7626-9540  Fax: 33-4-7626-9549

Email: sales@xenocs.com

Web: www.xenocs.com

Xenocs manufactures multilayer-coated optics. Key functions include simultaneous monochromatization and focusing/collimation required for various applications including:  Single crystal diffraction, protein crystallography, X-RAY Reflectometry, Wavelength Dispersive X-RAY fluorescence, Electron Probe Micro Analysis, Micro diffraction, X-RAY / EUV spectroscopy & imaging, X-RAY astronomy, Neutron guide and polarization.  You can rely on more than 10 years experience in thin film deposition and characterization down to few nanometers resolution. We deliver solutions to OEMs and end users from early stage of conception up to finished goods.