Press Release em 30/04
Mitegen LLC, a provider of innovative consumables for X-ray diffraction, crystallography and protein crystallization to academic, pharmaceutical, industrial and government researchers around the world, announced that it has signed mutual distribution agreements with NatX-ray a provider of high quality crystallization plates, phasing compounds and sample handing tools.
The agreements set the framework to allow customers of either company to buy products from both sources under a single purchase order to either supplier.
“NatX-ray is very proud to work with Mitegen, as the distribution agreement will enable them to provide NatX-ray’s customers with a broader range of products for crystallography,” says Nathalie Larive, CEO of NatX-ray. “Mitegen offers an extensive catalogue of high technology products, which are complementary to NatX-ray’s own line of products. As an example, NatX-ray brand new CrystalQuick TM X plate, as well as the Mitegen micro RTTM X-ray capillaries, provide researchers with excellent solutions for X-ray screening at room temperature.”
Customers can expect to be able to order Mitegen and NatX-ray products, through either vendor, by May 15, 2011.
“We are glad to expand our product offering to include NatX-ray’s fine product line, which includes their line of Lanthanide phasing compounds,” says Robert Newman, CEO of Mitegen. “We are always eager to work closely with industry leaders such as NatX-ray to improve our customer’s ease of access to our products. NatX-ray’s phasing compounds and Mitegen crystal handling tools such as Dual Thickness MicroMounts are industry leading tools that work well together.”
Both NatX-ray and Mitegen can be visited at the 2011 American Crystallographic Association meeting May 28-June 2 in New Orleans, and at the XXII Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography in Madrid, Spain, August 22-30.
NatX-ray is dedicated to providing high technology robotized systems (the “G-Rob systems”) and related consumable products to X-ray crystallography laboratories.
Since its inception in 2009, NatX-ray has successfully designed, sold and installed G-Rob systems in prestigious laboratories and synchrotrons, such as the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland), the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France), and the LNLS (the Brazilian synchrotron). NatX-ray has two branches: NatX-ray SAS in Grenoble (France), dedicated to serving European customers, and NatX-ray LLC in San Diego (CA, USA), dedicated to customers located in the Americas and Asia.
For more information, see www.natx-ray.com.
Mitegen designs, manufactures and distributes products for crystallization, crystallography and X-ray diffraction of proteins, viruses and small molecule/inorganic compounds, and for manipulation and measurement of small samples in cell biology, histology, clinical diagnostics, entomology, archaeology, art restoration and geology. Our customers include academic, medical, pharmaceutical, government and industrial laboratories in more than 40 countries.
Founded in 2004, Mitegen is based in Ithaca, NY.
More information can be found at www.mitegen.com.