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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
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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

Latest news

The RUBIC thermofluor screens aimed at helping determine protein stability, and ideal purification & storage conditions. They suit a wide range of proteins and can also be used to optimize protein...
Routine quality control on samples submitted to the HTX Facility (free of charge)   The identification of crystallisation conditions for biological molecules largely relies on a trial-and-error process in which a number of parameters are explored in large screening experiments. A significant effort is...