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Solving small, weakly diffracting samples with the IµS DIAMOND!

Since last year the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology in Kolkata, India has been working very successfully with a Cu - IµS DIAMOND. They replaced an imaging plate system with a rotating anode generator by a Bruker D8 VENTURE with an IµS DIAMOND and a PHOTON III detector.

Only a couple of months after being installed the D8 VENTURE rapidly became the core instrument of the group. The diffraction instrument is extremely powerful as it can deal with ultimately small, weakly diffracting samples.

The team headed by Abhisek Mondal and Saumen Datta is working on Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a gram-negative pathogen that is responsible for more than 10% of hospital acquired infections. Their results can be looked up in the Application Note “Novel In-house Structure of a Cognate Chaperone-Toxin Complex”.


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