MiTeGen Announces Sentinel, Real-time Intensity Monitoring Beamstop System

MiTeGen Announces Sentinel, Real-time Intensity Monitoring Beamstop System

3D CAD Rendering of Sentinel™ Beamstop (~1.25mm)

Ithaca, NY, – July 15, 2016 (on 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 System for X-ray beamlines.

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 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.

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About MīTeGen

Because our customers’ research is important, we provide innovative tools and solutions that measurably improve the ease, reproducibility, and quality of their experiments. MiTeGen engineers, manufactures and distributes a full range of the leading products for the crystallization, crystal harvesting, cryocooling and X-ray diffraction data collection of proteins, viruses and small molecule/inorganic compounds. Our customers include academic, medical, pharmaceutical, government and industrial laboratories in more than 45 countries. Founded in 2004, MiTeGen is based in Ithaca, NY. More information can be found at

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