This is a world leading facility which places St Andrews at the forefront of the field and enables us to compete with the very best in the world. - Alex Slawin, Professor of Chemical Crystallography
(PRWEB) April 11, 2014
Rigaku Corporation, provider of the world’s most complete line of X-ray diffraction and fluorescence instruments, is pleased to announce that it will be supplying X-ray equipment for a new state-of-the-art laboratory opening at the University of St Andrews today.
In attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be Dr Joseph Ferrara, Vice President, X-ray Research Laboratory, Rigaku Corporation. The Laboratory for Chemical Crystallography will be officially opened and directed by Alex Slawin, Professor of Chemical Crystallography at the university.
The newly updated facility, combining expertise with Rigaku, the leading Japanese manufacturer of X-ray related technologies, will support a wide range of cutting-edge research, including new green chemistry, drug discovery and materials applications, as well as the teaching of crystallography.
It will also be home to some of the most sophisticated X-ray technology in the world, supplied by Rigaku Corporation. The £1M enhancement (funded by EPSRC) includes new advanced detector and X-ray technology, featuring the most advanced X-ray generators, optics and Dectris detectors for the home lab. Rigaku is pleased to continue to be a partner in the development of the facility and looks forward to a long term relationship with St. Andrews.
Since its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Rigaku and its subsidiaries form a global group focused on life sciences and general purpose analytical instrumentation. With hundreds of major innovations to its credit, Rigaku and its subsidiary companies are world leaders in the fields of small molecule and protein crystallography, X-ray spectrometry and diffraction, X-ray optics, as well as semiconductor metrology. Rigaku employs over 1,100 people in the manufacture and support of its analytical equipment. Its products are in use in more than 70 countries – supporting research, development, and quality assurance activities. Throughout the world, Rigaku continuously promotes partnerships, dialog, and innovation within the global scientific and industrial community.
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