Formulatrix was established in 2002 to provide protein crystallization automation solutions. Since then, we've started developing the next generation of liquid handlers using our groundbreaking microfluidic technology.
"We have had our Rockimager 1000 for nearly 2 years and have setup and imaged >7000 plates in that time. The system has performed very reliably over that span from a mechanical standpoint and the associated Rockmaker software has made tracking, viewing and organizing our many projects simple and easy. The seamless integration of our Formulatrix Formulator with the imaging system has allowed us to carry out optimizations in a high throughput manner as well. Just as important is that the service and support have been excellent, with most issues dealt with remotely and new customer driven features added at regular intervals."
- Rafael Toro -
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"The images from the two Formulatrix system we have had installed are superb and we are particularly pleased at the way Formulatrix has worked with us to interface their software with our 'in-house' LIMS and to the EMBL Grenoble CRIMS system. We are so pleased with the system that we've demoed them to other scientists and VIPs who have recently visited the Weizmann Institute of Science."
- Prof. Joel L. Sussman
Weizmann Institute of Science
"We have been using the Rock Maker system for more than two years now. The Rock Maker system has enriched our discovery of crystallization conditions, we are especially pleased by the speed with which condition optimization experiments can be designed and built."
-Gordon King, Ph.D.
University Of Queensland
"We are very satisfied with our Formulatrix Rock Maker software because it provides a user-friendly, experiment-like interface to our crystallization robotics. The way in which initial crystallization screening, follow-up optimization and imaging of results with Rock Imager are integrated makes it especially powerful and allows us to get the most from all our hardware."
- Dennis E. Danley
Pfizer Groton Research & Development
"We have been very pleased with the implementation of the Rock Maker platform at Novartis. Rock Maker has allowed us to improve our productivity using our existing crystallization robotic hardware. A key benefit has been integrating the entire crystallization process from experimental design through data management under Formulatrix' comprehensive, user-friendly software platform."
- Travis Stams
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
"We are very happy with the Rock Imager 54 and Rock Maker from Formulatrix. They are easy to use and the quality of the images is superb. I highly recommend them to everyone who has robotic systems for crystallization setup. An automated crystal imaging system is essential, and Rock Imager is the best for the quality, capacity and versatility."
- Wei Yang, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Molecular Biology NIDDK, NIH
"After careful comparison of all of the crystallization imaging systems currently available, we found that the Formulatrix system was by far the best for those groups interested in conducting both development research with new and emerging crystallization technologies for membrane proteins, while at the same time using the system for routine crystal storage and inspection of soluble and membrane protein crystals. The image quality is outstanding and the software is very adaptable."
- Ray Stevens
The Scripps Institute