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Protein Crystal Growth

Diversified Scientific, Inc. (DSI), with the support of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from Marshall Space Flight Center, developed CrystalScore,T the first automated image acquisition, analysis, and archiving system designed specifically for the macromolecular crystal growing community. It offers automated hardware control, image and data archiving, image processing, a searchable database, and surface plotting of experimental data. CrystalScore is currently being used by numerous pharmaceutical companies and academic and non-profit research centers. Another DSI product made possible by Marshall SBIR funding is VaporPro,T a unique, comprehensive system that allows for the automated control of vapor diffusion for crystallization experiments. The product contains complete hardware and user-friendly software. Its cutting-edge features include individual vapor diffusion profiles for each chamber, as well as automated time-lapse image acquisition, crystal detection, and liquid handling. CrystalScoreT and VaporProT are trademarks of Diversified Scientific, Inc.
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
MSFC-SO-151
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
Region
Southeast
State: 
Alabama
Phone: 
256-544-9151
Email: 
terry.taylor@nasa.gov
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