The crystallographers' favourite liquid handler
reduced set-up time and training requirements
walk-up and use technology which even novice users can master quickly
robust day-to-day performance even in heavy use
proven reliability with no blocking or clogging
protein samples go further and screen consumption is vastly reduced
access volumes as low as 10 nL on multi-aspirate
faster screening of crystallisation space for less sample
rapid and accurate drop set-up across a wide viscosity range
flexibility to easily switch methods to suit individual projects
able to set-up all traditional (non-LCP) protein crystallisation experiments
accuracy and precision, irrespective of liquid class
true positive-displacement pipetting
Get the most from your precious protein samples
With mosquito crystal, you can use smaller volumes of precious protein sample with no risk of cross-contamination. This results in cost savings and allows more extensive screening. You can automate all the popular protein crystallisation screening techniques (hanging drop, sitting drop and
Perfect drop formation for optimal protein crystallisation
mosquito’s unique nanolitre liquid handling technology can perform multiple aspirations before a single dispense, which is essential for automating seeding and direct addition of additive screens to the drops. You can even dispense a combination of solutions simultaneously, with additional mixing if required, ensuring perfect drop formation for optimal protein crystallisation.
Bring the benefits of positive displacement pipetting into your lab
Built for pure performance
Our liquid handling instruments use innovative technologies within products to provide
We produce robust, reliable and easy to use products that overcome difficult technical challenges so that you can focus on solving the scientific ones.
Each of our disposable micropipettes has its own individual piston, not an air gap or system liquid, offering true positive-displacement pipetting with no risk of cross-contamination.
Humidity control at your fingertips with up to a 90% reduction in drop evaporation
Sample evaporation can be a problem when dispensing very low volumes or volatile samples, causing inconsistent drop volumes, especially when environmental conditions and local humidity vary. mosquito’s active humidity chamber reduces experimental inconsistencies by allowing users to control the relative humidity (RH) of each experiment.
Intuitive by design
Our software is as focused on usability as it is on functionality. We strive for an intuitive user experience that matches the requirements of each scientific application. Through collaboration with scientists, our software team develop and enhance the instrument UI to provide the optimal user experience and facilitate adoption into novel application areas.
Enhance your protein crystallisation research
We also offer additional components to enhance your protein crystallisation screening, such as a humidity chamber and spool cover.
The ultimate lab bundle
For sitting drop, mosquito crystal's precise pipetting ensures accurate drop-on-drop placement in the centre of sub-wells for perfect automated imaging, whilst avoiding drops wicking up the well walls.
mosquito crystal makes automating hanging set-ups easy, as it can mirror the screen drops onto the plate seal which is then inverted and sealed over the wells.
Seeding or micro matrix seeding (MMS) is a well-established method used to improve the quality and reproducibility of protein crystals. mosquito's plate set-up time is less than 3 minutes to create multiple aspirations before pipetting to ensure that no protein or seed stock is wasted.
Microbatch screen set-up
mosquito crystal ensures that screen and protein drops always combine because both protein and screen solutions can be aspirated consecutively within the same tip and then to be pipetted directly through oil.
mosquito crystal enables easy addition of extremely low volumes of seed stock and screen solution to the protein drop to enable rapid elucidation of ideal scale-up conditions.
mosquito can automate the bicelle method of membrane protein crystallisation. By maintaining a cold environment and pre-chilling the sample holder block it is possible to use mosquito crystal to accurately and easily pipette the bicelle solution, thereby facilitating the automation of screening for this lipidic based technique of membrane protein crystallisation.
mosquito's unique true positive displacement pipettes combined with its multi-aspirate function allows users to access volumes down to 10 nL. Not only does this save on precious ligands/compounds, the contact dispensing ensures precise placement within the crystallisation drops.
15.5 in (31 in) x 18.5 in x 27 in
What our customers say
The mosquito is a wonderful addition to our University. It can do in less than 5 minutes what takes me to do in more than 8 hours. The nanolitre liquid handling capabilities produces drop size and placement speed that are not humanly possible.
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Dedicated in-house scientists supporting protein crystallisation screening application and assay enquiries.
Expert training gets you up and running in no time and ensures best practise, ensuring peak performance from your mosquito crystal.
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