SWISSMX CM Supports

SWISSMX CM Supports

An innovative support for serial data collection from micro-crystals

The SWISSMX CM supports are designed for high throughput serial data collection from micro-crystals at synchrotrons and XFELS. SWISSMX CMs are designed and engineered by scientists of the Macromolecular Crystallography group and the Laboratory of  Micro and Nanotechnology at the Paul Scherrer Institute in collaboration with the Institute of Polymer Nanotechnology at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz.  The polymer-based ultra-thin porous membranes present users with an effective and accessible product for use at MX beamlines.

Low Background Ultra Thin Porous Membranes

  • Amorphous COC (Cyclic Olefin Copolymer) for low X-ray scattering
  • Microfabricated film with imprinted perforations

Blotting Function

  • Easy deposition of drop-scale samples
  • Efficient blotting to minimize background
  • Hydrophilic surface properties help to retain a thin hydration film around the crystals

Designed to be used at cryogenic temperatures

  • Dimensions designed for fitting in standard (cryo)streams
  • Flash-cooling possible in cryojet or liquid nitrogen
  • Room temperature use possible: compatible with humidifying jets, enclosure possible

Extensive Compatibility

  • SPINE base or ALS style base
  • Compatible with Uni-puck and with SPINE pucks (cryovial)
  • Compatible with a number of sample changers including the new TELL at Swiss Light Source and SwissFEL SwissMX

Additional Benefits

  • High transparency for excellent visibility and imaging
  • Built-in 100 µm period scale

Link to a publication detailing the fabrication of SWISSMXCM Supports: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590007220300083

 

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SWISSCI Plates: Improvements in Imaging with UVXPO

SWISSCI Plates: Improvements in Imaging with UVXPO

UVXPO: Our Most Advanced Polymer

SWISSCI crystallisation plates are available in 3 polymers.  Polystyrene (PS) is a cost-effective polymer that Is optically clear when using standard bright field or visible light sources. However, when imaging drops using both cross polarised (XP) and UV light, the quality of the image is impaired by the interaction of the polymer with the light source.

SWISSCI’s UVP polymer has been designed to reduce the auto-fluorescence coming from the plate, improving the UV image quality. 

SWISSCI’s UVXPO polymer also has the same low auto-fluorescence while also showing uniform zero background when imaging using cross-polarised light. This makes it our most advanced polymer to date.


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SWISSCI 3-Lens Midi UVXPO Plate

SWISSCI 3-Lens Midi UVXPO Plate

SWISSCI 3-Lens Midi UVXPO Plate

After great success with the launch of the 2-Lens UVXPO Plate, SWISSCI are pleased to announce our 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.

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SWISSCI 3-Lens Low Profile Crystallisation Plate

SWISSCI 3-Lens Low Profile Crystallisation Plate

3-Lens Low Profile Crystallization Plate

SWISSCI is pleased to announce you can order 3-Lens Low Profile Plates directly from the manufacturers. The Low profile version has the same optical properties and uses the same volumes as the midi plate while saving on storage space.

Available in 3 different polymers. Polystyrene (PS), UVP and UVXPO, the UVXPO polymer is an optically superior UV transmissible polymer that additionally shows Uniform (Zero) background when using cross-polarised light.

Codes:
UVXPO-3LENSLP
3W96TLP-PS
3W96TLP-UVP

Details:
Box of 100 plates

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