NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Fluidigm and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have received $1 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop a microfluidic chip to collect in situ X-ray diffraction data.
The chip will enable researchers to screen protein crystals at a synchrotron without first having to remove them from the chip.
The grant is for two years. According to a statement, the chip would allow researchers to identify the best crystals for diffraction experiment using actual X-ray data rather than relying on quantitative measures.
This article originally appeared in ProteoMonitor, a GenomeWeb News sister publication.