MiTeGen Announces Sentinel™, Real-Time Intensity Monitoring Beamstop System

MiTeGen LLC, a provider of innovative consumables for protein crystallization and X-ray diffraction to academic, pharmaceutical, industrial and government researchers around the world, announced the launch of their Sentinel™ Real-time Intensity Monitoring Beamstop Systems for X-ray beamlines.

Ithaca, NY, July 15, 2016 --( Protein crystallography plays a key role in our understanding of diseases such as Ebola, Cancer, AIDS, and Tuberculosis. To this end, crystallographers aim to extract precise information from each of their precious samples. Most successful protein crystallography experiments require a multi-year effort that hinges on the use of high-energy focused X-ray beams and extremely sensitive X-ray detectors.

The launch of Sentinel™ Beamstop System gives researchers the capability to precisely monitor the intensity of these X-ray beams during experiments. Moreover, it prevents these beams from damaging detectors that can cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

Developed in collaboration with, and under an agreement with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, these new systems allow scientists to access real-time monitoring information about the x-ray dose their samples are exposed to.

“The impact that a small millimeter-sized device can have on enabling researchers to know more about their experiments is incredible,” says Ben Apker, Director of Business Development at MiTeGen. “It has been great working closely with Diane Bryant, and the rest of the Berkeley Lab team, to make certain this device provides crystallographers with a valuable tool for their researcher.”

Sentinel™ Beamstops will be on display in MiTeGen’s booth at the 66th Annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA), in Denver July 22nd – 26th.

“We are grateful for the research, support, and collaboration with the Berkeley Lab in regards to the product,” says Rob Newman, CEO of MiTeGen. “Such relationships allow us to provide innovative and valuable products to our customers.”

To learn more about the new Sentinel™ Real-time Intensity Monitoring Beamstop System for X-ray beamlines, please visit:
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Robert Newman