XAct: A program for construction of crystallisation trials

Ditlev Brodersen ding at imsb.au.dk
Mon Jun 7 06:40:15 EST 1999



                     XAct 1.0 for Windows 95/98

            A Program for Contruction, Automated Setup,
          and Bookkeeping of Crystallisation Experiments

                   Macromolecular Crystallography
           Institute of Molecular and Structural Biology
                         Aarhus University


XAct is a stand-alone application for Microsoft Windows 95/98 that
can be used to construct, maintain, and record the results of many
crystallisation experiments. Through an extensive object-oriented
data structure, the program supports multiple users each with many
crystallisation experiments organised in a hierarchical fashion.

The program has been developed in the Laboratory for Macromolecular
Crystallography, Institute of Molecular and Structural Biology, Aar-
hus University, Denmark headed by Asc. Prof. Jens Nyborg.

XAct is being used on a daily basis in our laboratory by technicians,
students, grad. students, and post.doc.'s to set up crystalisation
trials in an organised way. At the moment, the program can be down-
loaded in a late beta-version.

The software is available free of change to all academic users after
the registration form has been completed. Registration and download
is done through the XAct homepage at


This page also contains additional information about the software,
screen shots, manual, references, etc.

The program supports automatic dispensing of the designed solutions
using a Gilson model 222 autosampler attached to the PC. We are espe-
cially interested in response from people who have this equipment in
the lab and who might wish to use it for setting up crystallisation

  Ditlev Brodersen

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