NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Thermo Electron said today that the Membrane Protein Structure Initiative has bought three of its Rhombix protein crystallization systems.
The MPSI is a consortium of eight UK universities and institutions developing high-throughput methods for crystallization and structural determination of specific membrane protein targets.
The Rhombix systems will be installed at the MPSI laboratories at the University of Leeds, the University of Glasgow, and the Diamond Synchroton, where the Imperial College London and Diamond are jointly establishing a membrane protein laboratory.
Financial details of the purchase were not disclosed.
The Rhombix system integrates and controls liquid-handling instrumentation and automatically handles, stores, and images plates.
Experimental details and automation settings are recorded and stored in a centralized database, Thermo added.