• Handheld PCF Container

    Handheld PCF Container

    Protein bottle assemblies are contained within an aluminum housing

  • Handheld PCF Model

    Handheld PCF Model

    Protein bottle assemblies are stacked inside the Handheld container

  • Protein Bottle Assembly

    Protein Bottle Assembly

    Individual protein experiments are contained in individual bottles

  • Protein Bottle Assembly

    Protein Bottle Assembly

  • Handheld PCF Assembly

    Handheld PCF Assembly

  • Handheld PCF Container Assembly

    Handheld PCF Container Assembly

The Handheld PCF system consists of a cylindrical housing containing 35 individual protein crystal crystallization experiments. Each experiment is contained within its own protein bottle. Experiment solutions are prepared and stored at a specified temperature (between -95 and 37 °C). On orbit, a crew member will initiate the growth process by altering the storage temperature.  

For more information on Handheld PCF, contact

Dan Connor (205) 975-2679