Formulatrix Rock Imager

For the automated imaging of the crystallization drops there are three Formulatrix Rock Imagers, RI54, RI27 and RI2. These instruments are used to take images of the crystallization drops according to a user-set imaging schedule. RI54 with 54 places for crystallization 96-well plates is at 22 oC and has in addition to visible imaging an UV-imaging option. RI27 can hold 27 crystallization plates and is in a cold room at +4 oC. RI2 is an imager for two plates. In the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine browser-based xtalPiMS software has been developed such that the crystallization results can be viewed from any computer, inside or outside the University.


Figure. Formulatrix Rock Imager RI54 on the right and RI2 on the left.

Contact persons:

Ville Ratas, Lab technician
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine F216A
University of Oulu
PO Box 5400, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
tel. +358-(0)294 481174
e-mail: ville.ratas (at) oulu.fi

Ed Daniel, Software-application designer
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine F202C
University of Oulu
PO Box 5400, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
tel. +358-(0)294 481175
e-mail: ed.daniel (at) oulu.fi

Last updated: 12.9.2016