DESIGNED to meet the needs of the modern macromolecular crystallography laboratory, Agilent says its new GV1000 X-ray diffractometer is a revolutionary new instrument for the collection of high-quality diffraction data from crystalline samples of biological macromolecules.
Launched this week at the annual meeting of the American Crystallography Association in Boston, the GV1000 incorporates innovative gradient vacuum technology with a compact and high brilliance X-ray source.
Macromolecular crystallography is playing an increasing role in drug discovery, yielding detailed information about the atomic structure of protein and nucleic acid molecules.
The combination of the GV1000 with Agilent’s four-circle goniometer and CCD detectors gives a powerful new instrument for this work, says Agilent.
“The GV1000 expands our portfolio into top-end protein crystallography,” said Dr Leigh Rees, Agilent’s general manager for X-ray diffraction. “Its gradient vacuum system offers many significant benefits over competing rotating anodes and will prove to be at the very top end of in-house systems available to protein users and the crystallographic community as a whole”.