SWISSCI Launches new LCP Modular Range
The SWISSCI LCP Modular range aims to offer more flexibility to the membrane protein crystallographers LCP experiment.
Swissci are very excited announce the launch of JANSi crystal imagers which includes the UVEXm, UVEXp and UVEXps 256/600.
To find out more please click on the links below.
The MRC - LMB Crystallisation Facility continues to work closely with Swissci AG and has acknowledged our support in a recent publication. Dr. Fabrice Gorrec and Dr. Jan Löwe have released a very informative paper which includes a video demonstration using our MRC Crystallisation Plates. The paper ‘Automated Protocols for Macromolecular Crystallization at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology’ and video can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
SWISSCI CRYO EM GRID BOX
Swissci are pleased to announce the launch of the new SWISSCI Cryo EM Grid Box. Each box has it's own unique identification number on the lid for easy viewing and error free recognition of each sample.
SWISSCI XPOL LCP
Swissci are pleased to announce the launch of the new SWISSCI XPOL LCP which allows excellent crystal viewing for even the smallest of crystals, with zero uniform background when using cross polarised light.
SWISSCI are pleased to announce a new summary document of all their product range.
For full details download pdf below.
Swissci 3 Lens Midi UVXPO Plate
After great success with the launch of 2 Lens UVXPO Plates Swissci are pleased to announce 3 Lens Midi Plates are now also available in UVXPO, Product Code: UVXPO-3LENS.
UVXPO is a new polymer mixture specially formulated so that crystals can be viewed in UV, Polar and Visible light. UVXPO is short for UV compatible as well as excelling uniform (zero) background when using cross polarised light.
LCP Pressure Adhesives & Sealing Paddles
A variety of Double Sided Pressure Adhesives are now available to purchase as well as Sealing Paddles which activate the Pressure Adhesives and ensure a perfect seal.
'Lessons From Ten Years of Crystallisation Experiments at the SGC'
SGC Oxford collaborated with Swissci to write a research paper on the lessons learnt after ten years of crystallization experiments at SGC. The Swissci 3 Lens Crystallisation Plate have been used exclusively by SGC since February 2009.
The paper can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
Swissci Diaplate Features in GEN Magazine
The Swissci Diaplate has featured in GEN Magazine under New Products. The Swissci Diaplate comes in a 96-well ANSI/SBS format and be used for both Dialysis and Protien Crystallisation.
The article can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
New Ultrafiltration and Dialysis Product Range
Swissci are pleased to announce they have a new Ultrafiltration and Dialysis Range. The Ultrafiltration Range include: 0.5ml, 6ml, 15ml and 20ml capacity dialysers. The Dialysis Range include: 3.2µl, 0.5ml and 20ml capacity dialysers.
SWISSCI 3 Lens Low Profile Crystallisation Plate
Swissci are pleased to announce you can order 3 Lens Low Profile Plates directly from them. The Low Profile plates come in UVP - Product Code: 3W96TLP-UVP and PS - Product Code: 3W96TLP-PS.
Please email for more information.
SWISSCI Headquarters Change of Address
Address: Industriestrasse 3, 6345 Neuheim, Switzerland
Tel: +4141 756 0037
Fax: +4141 756 0039
Glass Bottom Optical Plates Used for Imaging
The Swissci 96, 384 and 1536 Well Glass Bottom Microplates are designed for laser scanning, confocal imaging analysis and tissue research. Combining the benefits of high quality glass and low background fluorescence plastic along with no crosswalk well design results in the highest possible optical quality for imaging...
SWISSCI AG has been successful in being awarded a new European Commission grant “Nanomem”.
NanoMem is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network supported by the European Commission Framework Seven Programme. Our goal is to train the next generation of young researchers in state-of-the-art approaches to membrane protein structural biology using synchrotron radiation and X-ray free electron lasers. Nanomem will train nine PhD students and one Postdoctoral Fellow in state-of-the-art X-ray approaches to membrane protein structural biology. Our interdisciplinary and intersectorial research training work programme incorporates membrane protein production, purification, crystallisation, micro and nano-crystal manipulation, micro-focus diffraction at synchrotron sources, nano-focus diffraction at X-ray free electron lasers, software development, drug design, and commercialisation of the most helpful innovations. We believe that the current major European effort constructing new brilliant X-ray sources should be matched by an investment in educating the next generation of young scientists who will use these sources.
Ten laboratories in five countries participate in NanoMem. In addition to SWISSCI AG, the participating researchers and their affiliations are Astra Zeneca, ESRF, University of Gothenburg, Paul Scherer Institute, Molecular Dimensions, CNRS, University of Hamburg, Imperial College London, Max Plank Institute Heidelberg.
The MRC continues to use SWISSCI AG products in their Crystallisation strategy.
For full details download pdf below.
The Institute of Biochemistry of Zurich University and SWISSCI AG are pleased to announce the launch of the advanced high throughput capillary plate for protein crystallization.
View the attached PDF of the technical poster being presented at the ICCBM 13 conference and exhibition.
MRC - LMB Crystallisation strategy using SWISSCI AG SBS format seals and plates.
PDF information sheet including the following and more.
· MRC compatible hanging-drop seal hanging-drop experiments using MRC plates...
· MRC original (2-drop) sitting-drop screening, optimisation and production in small volumes...
· MRC maxi sitting-drop optimisation and production in large volumes...
· MRC under-oil ì-batch with/without controlled evaporation...
· Trough for Caliper i1000 rapid production of optimisation matrices from four corner solutions...
For full details download pdf below.
SWISSCI AG launches a dedicated Lipidic Cubic Phase screening kit in collaboration with the MRC.
Working with innovative scientists Professor Gebhard Schertler and Pat Edwards from the MRC laboratory in Cambridge, SWISSCI AG have developed a new system for setting up Lipidic Cubic Phase Crystallisation (LCP) screens.
The new MRC-LCP kit ensures crystallography set-up is fast, cost effective and robotically adaptable. In addition Ultra Violet light can be used with the glass / UVP polymers to visualise proteins without the light scattering associated with traditional polymeric solutions.
Dr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan wins 2009 NOBEL PRIZE for Chemistry.
7th October 2009
Dr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology has won the 2009 NOBEL PRIZE in Chemistry for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.
Dr Ramakrishnan shares the prize with Thomas A. Steitz of Yale University and Ada E. Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Medical Research Council Chief Executive, said:
‘‘We are absolutely delighted that Dr Ramakrishnan’s work has been recognised with the 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Venki’s award is the Medical Research Council’s 29th Nobel Prize and is a reflection of the excellent work that our scientists do. The MRC is committed to long-term support of the difficult areas of basic science as exemplified by Venki’s success. It is only on the back of such discoveries that we can continue to drive translation into benefits for human health.’'
More information: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/vr_nobel_prize.html
Independent 'Comparison Review on Glass Bottom Mirco Plates'.
For full review download pdf below.
"New systems for Protein Crystallisation"
SWISSCI AG are pleased to announce a range of products for use in Crystallisation including Screen plates , dried MonoOlein ready to use plates and Counter Diffusion Micro Channel Chips. All products fit SBS standard robotic systems and are easy to use. Applications such as Soluble protein screening, Membrane protein work using Lipidic Phase Crystallisation and Chromatographic separation of protein can be addressed using these products - please contact SWISSCI AG for more information."
SWISSCI AG acquires MMI glass microplate technology
SWISSCI AG are pleased to announce the acquisition of the micro plate division of Molecular Machines
and Industries AG ("MMI"), Glattbrugg, Switzerland and Eching, Germany.
In the deal SWISSCI AG purchased all IP, manufacturing, and business of the glass microplate technology developed over the past 6 years by MMI. The agreement has been reached for an undisclosed cash payment.
The glass microplates, trade name "SWISSCI PS-G", are of the highest quality being validated by leading
pharmaceutical and research laboratories globally. Superior planarity validated by independent studies
(available upon request) set these products at the higher quality position.
SWISSCI AG intends to expand the manufacturing and add the MMI range into the already marketed high quality product range for high throughput screening. Of particular interest is the coupling with protein crystallisation applications, micro array and cell culture.
SWISSCI AG, a stock company located in Neuheim, Switzerland with representations in Europe, the UK, Asia, the US and the Middle East, is manufacturer and owner of a rapidly growing high quality range of products for laboratory disposables. A particular focus is placed on revolutionary new specialty microplates for example in the field of protein crystallography. SWISSCI AG products are manufactured under most stringent quality standards up to class 10,000 cleanroom manufacturing. SWISSCI AG staff has more than 40 years experience in development, manufacturing and application of laboratory disposables.
UVXPO Sealing sheets now available