XTal Focus provides a simple, yet powerful interface, for viewing images and conditions for evaluation and scoring. Allowing Users to remotely view and score their images over the web or across other platforms such as Mac or PC.
Proteros obtains CIR accreditation that allows eligible clients to receive 30% of their R&D costs in tax credits
Martinsried February 24, 2012. Proteros biostructures GmbH (“Proteros”) a leading provider of structure-based drug discovery services announced today that it has been awarded CIR accreditation by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The accreditation allows eligible French companies to benefit from significant tax relief (Crédit d’Impôt sur la Recherche) on research carried out by Proteros on their behalf until 2013.
“We are very pleased that our French clients will be able to benefit from the CIR accreditation and the opportunity to receive 30% of their R&D costs in tax credits” said Gordon Woodrow, EVP Strategic Alliances. “Proteros’ clients can access services that range from protein crystallography, kinetic/thermodynamic profiling and custom proteins to fully integrated structure-based lead discovery including proprietary protein-inspired fragment libraries and medicinal chemistry.”
Proteros is a privately held company that provides services and proprietary technologies to support integrated drug discovery. The company accelerates and improves protein structure analysis and structure-based drug discovery with its expertise, industrialized processes and unique technologies for crystallography and fragment-based lead generation. Proteros complements its clients’ internal capabilities with external expertise and access to flexible resources. Proteros currently provides services for more than 60 pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients in North America, Europe and Asia.
For further information please visit the website at: www.proteros.com
With a number of Xtal Focus Systems now installed in Germany, it is not surprising that UBIFrance, the French agency for international business developement in Germany, was curious to find out more about the system and the company.
Xtal Focus is, as UBIFrance puts it, “a simplified process for protein crystallization.” It’s success is due to the modularity of the system and the ability to be customized to suit each laboratory’s needs.
Two additional systems are in the process of being installed in Germany each with the capability of imaging 200 plates per day and each storing in excess of 500 SBS Microplates. These installations also take the Protein Crystallization experiment a step further, the system is fully automated to assist in the design of the experiments, monitor the location of the plates in the laboratory, control ingredients levels and create worklists for dropsetters/liquid handlers as well as other processes in the Laboratory.
Italy will see the installations of 2 equally impressive systems in January.
Click here to read the complete article by UBIFrance in German.
Request more information on the Xtal Focus Protein Crystal Solution here.
RAMC 2011 was held Sunday 11 – Wednesday 14 September 2011
Venue: Le Bischenberg Conference Centre near Strasbourg France
RAMC is a meeting which aims to identify the latest developments in protein crystallization and provide practical insights to improve methodologies. During the meeting there were lectures, poster sessions, discussion groups, commercial exhibitions and plenty of time for informal interaction.
A successful meeting was had and a special thank you to those that made it happen and to CNRS – Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (Strasbourg) for allowing us to demonstrate using their Xtal Focus system.
Recent advances in Macromolecur Crystallization 2011 held in Strasbourg 11-14 September
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“The Xtal focus system is a real asset to our crystallization platform. The exceptional quality of the picture allow us to identify very small crystals in our crystallization droplets. The robustness and reliability of the system give us confidence on the quality of observation and leaves us free to focus on our research.”
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry – Structural Cell Biology Department
Crystallization and automation platform manager
The conference catered to the needs of the individual wanting to learn how to grow crystals or to acquire new crystallization skills, the Conference was preceded by a Workshop devoted to hands-on instruction on select aspects of macromolecule production and crystal growth.
ICCBM13 Dublin 2011
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A Graebsch, S Roche, D Kostrewa, J Söding… – 2010 – lmb.uni-muenchen.de
… TCEP for the seleno-L-Met-substituted protein. Initial crystallization conditions were screened with a Phoenix nano-dispensing robot and Xtal-focus visualization system. After optimization, crystals were grown at 21uC using …
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