ApconiX Upgrade to a QPatch ll 48 Automated Patch Clamp to Meet Demand

QPatch II | ApconiX | Dr Michael Morton and Dr Karen Jones

ApconiX, the integrated toxicology and ion channel company, has acquired a QPatch ll 48 with temperature control to meet the increasing demand from their clients. As the first CRO to invest in QPatch II in the UK, this instrument allows the ApconiX team to continue to deliver top quality ion channel services for their existing and new clients and to further deliver on their exceptional data quality and rapid turnaround time.

The QPatch ll system was selected for its unique possibility to achieve gigaohm seals in physiological solutions, without the use of seal enhancers and for its ability to control the temperature at the measurement sites. The instrument was installed in the beginning of November and the installation went smoothly. The ApconiX team were able to handle assay setup, execution of experiments and results analysis within the week of installation and training.

Director and Co-founder of ApconiX, Michael Morton, explains:

“We know Sophion Bioscience from collaborations in the past and we have used QPatch with great success, so it was an obvious choice to start up the partnership again to meet the increased demand. Of course, our clients demand high quality data, and many have specific requests such as running assays in physiological solutions and better temperature control during runs. QPatch ll was the obvious choice for us since it meets all these demands and more. QPatch II has some great updates and new features, and the new design is stunning. Most significantly, it’s great to be part of the Sophion family again and I look forward to future collaborations with them.”

Sophion Bioscience, a leader in the automated patch clamp field, helps drug discovery companies make more and better drugs, faster. Sophion provide integrated solutions for automated patch clamping and the two product families QPatch and Qube provide high-quality patch clamp data on a truly industrial basis, focused on unattended operation and ease of use, ensuring high lab efficiency and rapid turnaround time to result. With our technical, biological and application support we help our partners achieving their targets and ensuring uncompromised data quality in a user-friendly environment from assay setup to data analysis.