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Welcome to the

Sample Preparation and Characterization Facility
High Throughput Crystallization platform



The SPC facility offers a variety of services related to protein crystallization on a fee basis:

  • Automatic setup of crystallization trays using Mosquito-LCP
  • Low volume crystallization screening for sitting drop (100nl + 100nl)
  • >30 commercial screens available
  • Large storage capacity at 19ºC
  • Automated image acquisition and remote access environment for the user
  • Sophisticated imaging using Vis/UV to distinguish between organic and inorganic crystals
Latest news:

New screen available: XP Screen


Crystallization Screen for improved Crystal Quality and Phasing

Upgraded with the Anderson−Evans polyoxotungstate [TeW6O24]6− (TEW) as universal additive, the XP Screen promotes protein crystallization even for most challenging targets and improves diffraction quality of protein crystals:


If you want to use our services please register: User Registration page
Free access to the facility for external users can be funded through:

If you are interested in using the facility please contact the facility at:

SPC Facility (Building 25a)
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Phone: +49(0)40 89902 147