Equipements de biocrystallographie


The CBS is hosting a complete set of equipments for macromolecular crystallogenesis and X-ray diffraction. Within the framework of the national infrastructure FRISBI, the CBS in Montpellier is developing in situ diffraction in collaboration with the IBS (Grenoble) in order to automate ligand screening by X-ray crystallography.

Financial supports for the above equipments were obtained mainly from the IBiSA initiative (Rigaky X-ray diffractometer), the university Montpellier I (Hamilton pipeting system), "Grand Emprunt" (G-rob, CCD camera and visualization bench) as well as various ANR and INCa grants.

Crystallization :


Mosquito HTS from ttplabtech wtih 5 positons and humidifier chamber. Drops from 0,05 200 nl.

Crystallization Imagers :



R1000 Formulatrix   

X-ray :

  • X-ray anode Rigaku MicroMax 007 HF with two outputs equiped with:
  • a MarResearch image plate (mar345) and a cryostream (Oxford Cryosystems),
  • a ccd camera (Photonics), with a Grob robot (NatX-ray) for in situ diffraction.
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  In situ collecte software

Liquid Handling robot :


Starlab Hamilton (96 +8 needles)