Handheld PCF Container
Protein bottle assemblies are contained within an aluminum housing
Handheld PCF model
Protein bottle assemblies are stacked inside the Handheld container
Protein Bottle Assembly
Individual protein experiments are contained in individual bottles
Protein Bottle Assembly
Handheld PCF 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