2014 Exhibit Show

Opening Reception & Exhibit Show on Saturday, May 24, 7:30pm-10:30pm

Show Hours:

May 24:   7:30pm-10:30pm

May 25:   10:00am-7:30pm

May 26:   10:00am-7:30pm

May 27:   10:00am-7:30pm 

We are pleased to welcome the following organizations to our 2014 Show

 

Booth

308

Agilent has over 20 years of experience designing and manufacturing single-crystal X-ray diffraction systems for small molecule and protein crystallography. From the inventors of dual-source technology, Agilent's single-crystal X-ray diffraction systems are now equipped with our new range of unique S2 CCD detectors. The S2 Intelligent Measurement System tunes detector sensitivity and dynamic range to optimize the measurement of observed data. S2 settings are automatically controlled in Agilent's popular CrysAlisPro software, which can also be used for processing your synchrotron data. Discover intelligent S2 technology at booth #308 and at our lunch seminar on May 26 at noon, Ruidoso Room.


Booth 

301

ADSC has achieved a major breakthrough in pixel array detectors with our new Dual Mode pixel array detector technology. We have now combined the well established advantages of individual X-ray photon counting with the tremendous effective count rate advantages of our charge ramp accumulation mode. Any pixel can be set into either mode just before a data collection run.  In the charge ramp accumulation mode effective X-ray count rates up to 100,000,000 X-rays/pixel/second can be measured without any co-incidence loss. We have reduced the dead time between exposures to 1 microsecond !  Nearly ideal support for shutterless data collection.

 

Booth

400,402

New from ARI: SCORPION - a single channel non-proprietary disposable tip pipettor for designing optimization screens, transferring bulk screen solutions from 15ml and 50ml source tubes into deep well blocks, normalizing salt screens, as wells as, many other hand held pipettor protocols. The SCORPION is an innovative addition to ARI's Crystal Phoenix, Crystal Gryphon LCP, Gryphon LCP, LCP Mixer, CrysCam Imaging System, and the INTELLI-PLATE(r) line of crystallization assay plates.

 

Booth

214

For the ACA 2014, Avid Nano Limited are exhibiting the W130i, dynamic light scattering system for hydrodynamic size, size distribution and molecular weight measurement of macro-molecules and particles in the sub-micron range.  This year we are highlighting our online DLS, protein chromatography application which further extends the exceptional versatility of the W130i.

Booth 

409

AXO DRESDEN is a specialist for high precision deposition and multilayer coatings and will present latest developments in multilayer X-ray optics for 1dim and 2dim diffraction applications (Cr K - Ag K radiation) and soft X-ray polarization (<= 1keV) as well as broadband/bandpass multilayer mirrors. HUBER DIFFRACTION is a manufacturer of precise positioning and diffraction equipment for laboratory, synchrotron and neutron applications. AXO and HUBER are represented by BLAKE INDUSTRIES in the United States.

Booth 

200,201,202,203

Provider of advanced X-ray solutions in life sciences, chemical and materials science. The D8 VENTURE and D8 QUEST solutions for structural biology and chemical crystallography feature the cutting edge PHOTON 100 CMOS detector. Systems include state of the art rotating anode generators and IuS microfocus sources with low maintenance and high brilliance for Mo, Ag or Cu. Our industry-leading systems provide highest sensitivity for micro crystals and weak diffractors, with powerful crystallographic software. Stop by booth #200-203 to see our latest single and dual source systems as well as our revolutionary METALJET Ga X-ray source.

 

Booth

215

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) is a leading provider of structural databases and informatics applications for pharmaceutical discovery, materials development, research and education. At the heart of our operations is the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), the world's repository of small molecule crystal structures.  We compile and distribute the CSD as well as associated tools for searching, analysing and visualising the valuable information contained in over 650,000 experimentally determined crystal structures.  In addition we distribute related applications software including GOLD, Relibase+, SuperStar and DASH.

 

 

Booth

213

The Collaborative Computational Project No. 4 (CCP4) provides software for macromolecular structure determination by X-ray crystallography with is widely used by commercial organisations and academic institutions around the world.  CCP4 staff will be available to discuss any aspect of the project, including the latest release (6.3.0), the COOT and CCP4MG molecular graphics packages, and data-processing with MOSFLM and iMOSFLM.  Other highlights in the latest release include refmac5.7 for refinement, aimless for data scaling, and phaser 2.5 for molecular replacement, along with new pipelines ample and dimple.

 

Booth

206

MacCHESS ("Macromolecular diffraction facility at CHESS") is an NIH funded facility at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source. It operates 3 dedicated beamlines and also provides support for some users of other CHESS stations. In addition to supporting experiments in macromolecular crystallography and BioSAXS, MacCHESS conducts research in microcrystallography, high pressure cryocooling, BioSAXS development, and macromolecular dynamics. A1, a bright monochromatic beamline, is suitable for general crystallography and SAD (single-wavelength anomalous diffraction) experiments containing selenium. F1 beamline, with its well-collimated monochromatic beam and large area detector, is well suited for large complexes (including viruses). Tuned just above the bromine absorption edge, it can also yield excellent SAD data when bromide is present. F2 station is configured for BioSAXS and features highly developed sample-handling hardware as well as excellent control and processing software. G1, a high-flux multilayer station shared with CHESS, is also available for BioSAXS on a part-time basis. F3 station, equipped with narrow bandwidth multilayer optics, operates from 5.9 to 15.4 keV and is suitable for SAD phasing using elements with edges in this range. Robotic sample loading is available at both crystallography (F1, A1) and BioSAXS (F2 and G1) stations. Microbeam with a focal spot size of 18-20 microns and a 10 fold increase in beam intensity is available at all beamlines upon request. Easy access to beamtime is through a one-page online express-mode form: express.chess.cornell.edu/EM_form.php

 

Booth

415

Douglas Instruments designs and manufactures the Oryx range of automatic protein crystallization systems for versatile screening and optimization with user-friendly software. All systems can perform vapor diffusion, microbatch-under-oil and hanging drop experiments, and all are suitable for automated random microseeding (see,http://www.douglas.co.uk/mms.htm). New for 2014 is the launch of our LCP options for membrane protein crystallization. The Oryx range combines versatility with value. Visit us at booth 415.

 


Booth

312,314

Second Order Non-linear Imaging of Chiral Crystals (SONICC) is an exciting new protein detection tool that uses pulsed lasers to exploit the intrinsic frequency-doubling property found in protein crystals to produce high-contrast images.  Our upgraded UV imaging systems can distinguish between protein and salt crystals with short exposure times and now with improved image quality.  Rock Maker 2.0 is a powerful, yet easy to use software solution that automates the entire protein crystallization process. Formulator is a next-generation liquid handler that uses patent-pending microfluidic technology to dispense reagents up to ten times faster than traditional liquid handlers.

 

Booth

203

Incoatec manufactures Multilayer Optics for diffractometers and synchrotrons and the Microfocus Source IµS, which is available in different configurations for crystallography and small-angle scattering. The IµS combines the superb performance exceeding that of many rotating anodes with the easy handling of sealed tubes. It is available with Cu, Mo or Ag radiation. Its beam is focused or collimated with a size in the range of 50...500µm. New are our SCATEX pinholes. Initially, they were developed for SAXS instruments and are available now for synchrotrons, too. SCATEX prevents parasitic scattering at pinhole edges leading to better performance and more compact instruments.

Booth

101

The International Year of Crystallography 2014 has provided the perfect opportunity for the IUCr not only to launch IUCrJ but also to revamp its existing journals, broadening their scope, supplementing their editorial boards and refreshing their design as all titles move to online-only publication. Visit the IUCr booth to find out more and at the same time pick up an IYCr2014 calendar or poster for your lab, the latest IUCr Newsletter, a reminder to register for the 2014 IUCr Congress in Montreal and information about the imminent addition to the International Tables series - Volume H: Powder diffraction. And take this opportunity to join the World Directory of Crystallographers and our social networks to stay informed and engaged.


Booth

413

JANSi UVEX is a very sensitive transmission/UV fluorescence stand-alone imaging station. In UV fluorescence images, protein crystals, protein microcrystals and crystal-like protein objects stand out from non-protein crystals and background protein precipitate. An optional UV absorbance module allows the detection of nucleic acid crystals or protein crystals whose fluorescence is quenched. JANSi UVEX is compact, lightweight, cost effective and is easy to operate. It also can be integrated with plate hotels for high-throughput applications. JANSi VISEX is a compact imager that can be integrated in synchrotron beamlimes for crystal centering.


Booth 

305


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Advanced Light Source (ALS)    http://www-als.lbl.gov/    Come to our booth and learn about the ALS scientific program and the outstanding capabilities of its beamlines—you will even have the opportunity to do a test-run on a beamline by remote access!  Located above the UC Berkeley campus, the ALS is the destination for over five hundred structural biologists every year, with its world-class beamlines available for protein and chemical crystallography, SAXS on solution samples, and x-ray tomography of whole cells.  In addition, chemists, geologists, and materials scientists have performed photo excited-state crystallography, high-pressure experiments mimicking down to the core-mantle boundary, and Laue micro diffraction exploring stress and strain. Many of the MX beamlines have undergone recent optics and endstation upgrades, producing higher flux and smaller spot sizes than ever before. Endstations include advanced features such as user-adjustable variable collimators, outstanding inline sample viewing, large format detectors, highly automated sample mounting, stream-lined data collection and processing, and remote control capability.  The beamline staff are known for their dedication to helping users and their friendly "can-do" attitude.

Booth

408

Microlytic enables our customers to achieve greater success in their research using a technology that is time-tested and proven to yield crystals that cannot be generated by other methods. This increased likelihood of crystallization and the delivery of new crystal forms makes it possible for our customers to advance their research and to do so in an extremely timely manner. Our process is simple, automatable, and platform independent. The methods and results are supported by our team of experts who collaborate with our customers to ensure their success. Our technology is complemented by high quality reagents and services that are setting a new standard for success in the crystallography market.

 

Booth

300,302,304

Because your research is important, we provide tools and solutions that will improve the ease, reproducibility, and quality of your experiments. MiTeGen engineers, manufactures and distributes a full range of the best products for the expression, crystallization, crystal harvesting, and X-ray diffraction data collection for proteins, viruses and small molecule/inorganic compounds.

Booth

211

Molecular Dimensions is celebrating 15 years of dedication to supplying ground breaking products for Protein Crystallography. We specialize in market- leading academically developed supplies for protein crystal growth, including pioneering screening kits,  the highest quality crystallization plates, and novel automated solutions. Our aim is and has always been, to deliver the optimum materials and products needed for success in biomolecular structure quickly and efficiently. So don't hesitate to call by booth 501 to see what's new and maybe win something along the way. Molecular Dimensions - the choice for the very best in protein crystallization.

Booth

406

NatX-ray (located in the Grenoble area, France and San Diego, California, USA) specializes in the development, manufacturing and sale of automated X-ray crystallography solutions such as the G-Rob system. NatX-ray also distributes consumable products such as phasing kits and compounds, crystallization plates and other crystallography products for laboratories and synchrotrons, in partnership with Greiner, Mitegen LLC, Crystal Positioning Systems, Inc and Jena. NatX-ray is exclusive distributor for the US, Canada and Mexico of Greiner CrystalQuick X TM, a 96 well plate especially developed for in situ screening. Featuring: posters, flyers and other commercial support; consumable samples and videos on PCs.

 

Booth

209

Oxford Cryosystems is a market-leading manufacturer of specialist scientific instrumentation and software. The origins of the company lie in the design and manufacture of the original Cryostream Cooler in 1985, which immediately became the system of choice for cooling samples in X-ray diffraction experiments. The range of products for use in sample cooling has now expanded to include liquid-free systems such as our Cobra, helium coolers and specially adapted systems for use with powder diffractometers such as our new liquid-free Chimera with a temperature range of 80- 55 K. Today the company is considered to be the global market leader in X-ray diffraction sample cooling. In addition, our software brand, Crystallographica, offers both free software for crystallography teaching as well as one of the best-known search-match programs, Crystallographica Search Match.

 

Booth

204

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. develops and sells instrument systems for proteomic, genomic, and lipidomic sample preparation based on our pressure cycling technology (PCT) platform. PBI is also a distributor of Constant Systems (CS) cell disruption equipment.  Their devices are ideal for the extraction of proteins and other biomolecules from organisms like yeast and bacteria.

Booth 404

Protein BioSolutions provides viable solutions for scientists in-volved in protein production, purification, characterization and crystallography.  We provide sales and service for instruments and devices to assist in the protein production workflow.  Key offerings include the Protein Maker for parallel protein purification of up to 24 proteins at a time, the Opti Matrix Maker for affordable and simple production of crystallization optimization screens, and the Plug Maker for nanovolume protein crystallization.

Booth

313,315,412,414

Rayonix, LLC is the leading developer of innovative X-ray detector technologies.The Rayonix frame-transfer CCD, facilitates data collection at up to 140 frames/second. These HS (High-Speed) X-ray detectors have no count rate limitation. New detector designs, including the MX170-HS with a center hole, allow the direct beam to pass through, for simultaneous SAXS/WAXS data collection. Only Rayonix has the technology to bond back-thinned/back-illuminated CCD chips to fiber-optic tapers for the higher electro-optical gain, large-format mosaic HE X-ray detectors. The Rayonix SX165 is widely accepted as the highest quality single-CCD X-ray detector available. Talk to us for custom versions of our detectors for specific needs.

 

Booth

212

The RCSB PDB (rcsb.org) and the PSI Structural Biology Knowledgebase (sbkb.org) are resources for researchers and students studying the biological macromolecules and their relationships to sequence, function, and disease. RCSB PDB provides access to experimentally-determined proteins and nucleic acids structures, while the PSI SBKB is a portal to structures, models, methods and more. Visit our booth to learn about the new wwPDB Common Deposition and Annotation System.

 

Research

Detectors, Inc.

Booth

310

Featuring our new CMOS x-ray detector for crystallography.
www.researchdetectors.com
 

Booth

401,403,405

Rigaku instruments lead the way for understanding the structure of matter in the fields of biology, chemistry and material science. Dedicated to supplying instruments for the structural biology and chemistry communities, Rigaku drives discoveries that increase our understanding of the universe at a molecular level. Products include instrumentation and software for macromolecular and chemical crystallography, crystallization automation and biological solution scattering. Rigaku supports its products with expertly trained engineers and scientists who are dedicated to providing high-quality service through personal accountability and professional commitment to our customers. For more information on Rigaku products, please visit www.rigaku.com.

 

Booth

210

SER-CAT, a consortium consisting of 22 member institutions, began in 1997 to provide third generation x-ray capabilities to macromolecular crystallographers and structural biologists in the southeastern United States.  SER-CAT's consortium operates an ID and BM beamline, with automated and mail-in capabilities for remote access, and is located at Sector 22 of the Advanced Photon Source of the Argonne National Laboratory.  General Users are accepted at SER-CAT by application through the APS. Full and associate institutional memberships are also available for more dedicated and expanded access capabilities. Additional information regarding SER-CAT may be obtained by visiting www.ser-cat.org or by calling 706-542-3384.

 

Booth

407

STOE & Cie GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany is a manufacturer of equipment and highly efficient control and evaluation software for crystallographers for more than 120 years. Our recent products are the new STOE STADI VARI PILATUS single crystal diffractometer and the STADI MP with the Dectris MYTHEN 1K detector for powder work.

Booth

208

AIP Publishing LLC is a scholarly publisher in the physical and related sciences, providing the global science community with a comprehensive collection of highly cited peer reviewed scientific information.  Accessed by researchers at nearly 4,000 institutions worldwide, AIP Publishing's portfolio of 17 journals includes prestigious titles such as Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics and The Journal of Chemical Physics, and the AIP Conference Proceedings.  Recently launched, Structural Dynamics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal co-published by ACA and AIP Publishing. This publication highlights research articles on structural determination and dynamics of systems, enabled by the emerging new instruments and new experimental and theoretical methodologies.

 

Booth

205

  More worldwide customers choose TA Instruments as their preferred microcalorimetry supplier. Our innovative microcalorimeter product line includes the Nano ITC Standard & Low Volume, the Nano DSC with automation, TAM III and Multi Cell DSC. TA Instruments is uniquely qualified to meet customer needs for ultrasensitive microcalorimetry analysis of proteins, and provide high technology microcalorimeters, combined with our excellent training and customer support.

 

 

Booth

307,309

TTP Labtech has been offering leading products for protein crystallography since 2002. Its mosquito portfolio offers precise and repeatable nanolitre pipetting irrespective of liquid viscosity. Its disposable positive displacement pipettes eliminate cross contamination, providing a dependable, cost effective approach to protein crystallisation screening set-ups. mosquito® Crystal automates protein crystallography vapour diffusion set-ups, additive screening, microseeding and bicelle, while mosquito LCP has the additional capability to handle highly viscous lipidic cubic phase (LCP) solutions used in membrane protein crystallography. The new dragonfly® screen optimisation instrument is the ideal system to complement mosquito in the protein crystallisation workflow. Using revolutionary non-contact, positive displacement pipetting, from disposable tips it allows users to quickly and easily optimise initial hit conditions to grow better diffracting crystals. dragonfly provides the freedom to use any liquid type, any volume (0.5 µl to 4 mL) to any well.

Booth

411


X-CHIP Technologies, Inc. is actively involved in the research, design and distribution of novel crystallization devices. Our products capitalize on the complexity and lack of efficiency apparent in current crystallization methods by offering an integrated platform for high-throughput protein crystallization and on-the-chip X-ray diffraction data collection. X-CHIP technology represents a technological leap and greatly streamlines the process and allows for automation, thereby increasing efficiency, decreasing costs and reducing the potential for human error.

 

 

Booth

407

Xenocs, distributed in the US by Mosaic Distribution LLC, supplies advanced solutions for nanomaterials studies such as the Xeuss system, a high performance SAXS equipment integrating state of the art detectors and our high brilliance GeniX 3D source, coupled to our latest generation of scatterless collimation for maximized useful flux on the sample and ultimate set-up resolution. Xenocs also has a large experience in supplying advanced X-ray optics, collimation and sources to upgrade XRD and single crystal diffraction equipments. At ACA we will in particular present new BioSAXS experiments achieved with our Xeuss equipment.