"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 Queesland
"I am very impressed with the innovative approach of Formulatrix and enjoy their products and service tremendously."
Ronnie Wei, Ph.D.
"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.
Novartis signs a global deal with Formulatrix.
"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. We have also been happy with the continued support of Rock Maker and the commitment to meet our specific needs."
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Pfizer signs a multi-site deal with Formulatrix.
"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 chosen Rock Maker from Formulatrix as our software platform for automating crystallization screening because we believe that it offers the most complete, robust, easy-to-use, and viable long-term solution currently available on the market today. In addition, Formulatrix has researched and proposed various hardware platforms to allow for combination of their software platform with the best off-the-shelf hardware components. Based on the detailed product specifications we have received to date we are eager to begin using this product."
Dr. Sandy Farmer
Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
"We were looking for a software solution that not only allows for designing and tracking of crystallization experiments, but also operates liquid handling and imaging robots. As far as we know, Rock Maker is the only software on the market that solves this problem. In addition, Formulatrix builds an imaging robot that provides very good pictures of crystallization drops from all kinds of 96-well plates. We are very happy that Formulatrix was able to deliver a customized solution, and that we get immediate support."
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
Wyeth contracted Formulatrix to automate their protein crystallization process including experiment design, liquid dispensing, and image review. Formulatrix assessed their needs, worked with Wyeth to define the software solution, and successfully completed implementation of the project.
"We're very happy with the Formulatrix solution. It has increased our throughput, minimized human error, eliminated repetitive tasks, and helps us keep track of all experiment conditions."
Will Somers, Ph.D.
"We have found Rock Maker to be a comprehensive, robust and user-friendly system for managing our automated protein crystallization platform. The software was customized to meet our specific hardware and workflow needs, and is in constant use. We are also very happy with the ongoing product support from Formulatrix."
David J. Matthews, Ph.D.