20 December 2019

A Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) Facility at FARMA campus

Innovation

The Department of Pharmacy welcomes a new SAXS machine, thanks to a 10 million DKK grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Image of the new Small Angle X-ray Scattering facility

The experimental approach is particularly suited for the analysis of biomolecules in solutions. The new instrument will provide new opportunities in research areas such as protein-drug interactions, stability of protein formulations and interaction between biomolecules and membranes. 

Professor Martin Malmsten and Associate Professor Vito Foderà from the Department of Pharmacy are part of the consortium of applicants headed by Prof. Michael Gajhede (Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology), which obtained the 10 million DKK grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation as part of an effort to establish advanced infrastructures within the Danish research environment.

The existence of such facility at FARMA will create a unique meeting point for structural biologists, pharmacists, biophysicists and biochemists, also enforcing interactions with industrial entities. 

The machine was designed in collaboration with SAXSLAB (a Xenocs company) and will operate as the open facility CPHSAXS. 

Read here the press release from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.