Automated LED imager for scanning plates using Fluorescent Trace Labeling
iXpressGenesTM (iXG)is a synthetic biology company focused on protein crystalization, specialty enzymes, and contract research associated with genetic markets. iXG is a resident associate at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, in Huntsville, AL.
Protein Engineering: iXG custom engineers high-performance proteins and enzymes to meet customer applications. Protein Crystallization: Crystal X2 - the first automated, LED based scanning microscope is now available through our distributor, Molecular Dimensions. www.crystalx2.comProtein Crystal Growth - ongoing research funded by NIH to address the bottleneck with better techniques for crystal growth. iXG has pioneered the Trace Labeling (TL) protocol which is now considered a 'Best Practice" in labs in Europe and the United States.
Enzymes: iXG provides single solutions, specialty enzymes and bio-lab supplies for customers around the world. iXG has exclusive access to microbes from the Mid Atlantic Ridge Rainbow Deep Sea Vents. These microbes have led to engineered enzymes with special traits, speeding reactions in PCR and providing more temperature stable polymerases.
Research: Scientists at iXG are exploring synthetic biology solutions in the areas of health care, the environment and defense.
Education: We develop synthetic biology educational kits for college courses.