About our services

  • Confocal Science Inc. is an integrated service company for protien crystallography. We offer services to solve difficulty in your protein crystallization. We set and work toward the goal.
  •  We have accumulated know-how to grow atomic-resolution crystal of target protein for 3-D structural analysis through Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)’s project since 2003. 
  •  Confocal Science Co., Ltd. supports protein crystallization experiments in a microgravity environment conducted by space experiment operators around the world by developing crystallization technology and crystallization cells. 
  • Confocal Science Co., Ltd. supports companies around the world conducting protein crystallization experiments in space.


 Information

 
1/13/2021New!! JAMSS "KIRARA #2" protein crystallization mission return in SpX-21.
12/9/2020New!!

JAMSS "KIRARA" has been installed in the ICE Cubes Facility of Space Applications Services on Columbus Module.

12/7/2020New!!

JAMSS "KIRARA" protein crystallization mission launch in SpX-21 to the ISS. Confocal Science  supply the technical support for this mission.

*Kirara try of cellulase in space for neutron diffraction

*FIRST EXPERIMENTS IN SPACE FOR COVID-19 DRUG RESEARCH WITH KIRARA

12/1/2020

Semi-empirical model to estimate ideal conditions for the growth of large protein crystals 

H. Nakamura et al., Acta Cryst. (2020). D76, 1174-1183; https://doi.org/10.1107/S205979832001445X

9/24/2020 Oral presentation in ISS R&D Conference 2020 Online Series

Oral: Scalable and Robust Capillary Devices for Protein Crystal Growth in Space.

9/18/2020 Confocal Science Co., Ltd. and AXIOM Inc. of the United States have signed a professional service contract for the purpose of crystallization experiment service at the International Space Station.
3/16/2020 First cellulose synthesis by enzyme in space in JAMSS "KIRARA" protein crystallization mission (technical support by Confocal Science)
2/6/2020 JAXA PCG#17 return in Soyuz space ship to Baikonur, Kazakhustan.
1/30/2020 Methods for Obtaining Better Diffractive Protein Crystals: From Sample Evaluation to Space Crystallization.

Y. Hashizume et al., Crystals (2020). 10, 78; doi:10.3390/cryst10020078

1/8/2020 JAMSS "KIRARA" protein crystallization mission return in SpX-19.
12/6/2019 JAXA PCG#17 launch in Progress space cargo from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Confocal Science supply the technical support for this mission.
12/6/2019 JAMSS "KIRARA" protein crystallization mission launch in SpX-19 to the ISS. Confocal Science  supply the technical support for this mission.
7/22/2019 C-Tube LCDM catalog is uploaded.>> C-Tube LCDM catalog
7/20-24/2019

Oral and poster presentation in ACA2019 Annual Meeting in Kentucky USA

Oral : Methods and devices for protein crystal growth in space

Poster : A capillary device for growing large protein crystals

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