PX Scanner

For in situ diffraction screening

The PX Scanner is a fully integrated system for in situ screening and data collection of crystals in SBS crystallization plates and microfluidic chips. This turnkey system combines sample visualization and in situ X-ray screening to deliver a compact tool to evaluate sample quality without the need to remove crystals from their protected growth environment. The system includes a microfocus sealed tube Cu X-ray generator, crystal imaging system, automated tray stage with 6 degrees of tilt, CCD detector and intuitive CrystalEyes software. With the PX Scanner, one can quickly identify whether a crystal contains salt or protein and evaluate diffraction quality for samples without removal from the crystallization plate.

CrystalEyes software

The PX Scanner features the CrystalEyes software that allows users to queue screening of multiple crystals from multiple drops for immediate screening. The software includes automatic data reduction tools and an easy to use GUI for reviewing images and X-ray diffraction results.

Features

  • Microfocus sealed tube Cu source
  • 135 mm CCD detector
  • Touch-screen control for loading and unloading plates
  • Barcode reader for plate identification
  • Compact footprint