Dr Laurence Bishop Attends BioJapan Online

Dr Laurence Bishop will be attending BioJapan online between 14th and the 16th of October 2020. BioJapan is being held at the Pacifico Yokohama in Japan this year and will be a hybrid of partnering taking place online and onsite. Some companies are exhibiting live and there will also be a mixture of live and [...]

By |2020-10-08T16:38:40+01:00October 8th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Dr Laurence Bishop Attends BioJapan Online

ApconiX Welcomes Dr Selvan Bavan

ApconiX welcomes Dr Selvan Bavan, who joins us to carry out ion channel research using manual patch-clamp while learning more about using automated patch-clamp by working with Dr Michael Morton and Dr Karen Jones. Selvan commented, “Conventional manual patch-clamp is regarded as a ‘gold standard’ technique to record ion channel currents, but this technique has [...]

By |2020-04-22T10:37:18+01:00April 15th, 2020|Careers|Comments Off on ApconiX Welcomes Dr Selvan Bavan

ApconiX Welcomes Charlotte North

ApconiX welcomes Charlotte North to the team.  Charlotte graduated from Sheffield University in July with a degree in Biomedical Sciences and is working in the ApconiX Ion Channel Laboratory as an industry placement student this month. Charlotte has been spending her time, since graduating, exploring the many opportunities the pharmaceutical industry can offer.  She is [...]

By |2020-02-13T16:12:43+00:00February 13th, 2020|Careers|Comments Off on ApconiX Welcomes Charlotte North

My Brush with Greatness

It is wonderful to see the original publication of patch-clamp methodology included in Nature’s 10 extraordinary papers (published 22 October 2019). The ground-breaking work of Neher and Sakmann sits alongside the discovery of the structure of DNA, cell reprogramming and birth of nanomaterials. At this time, Neher and Sakmann had recruited a Post Doc called [...]

By |2020-01-30T14:21:05+00:00January 16th, 2020|Ion Channels|Comments Off on My Brush with Greatness

ApconiX Is Presenting a Poster at ELRIG 2019

ApconiX is delighted to be presenting a poster at ELRIG 2019 titled “Sodium channel selectivity of two anti-epileptic drugs.”  The poster includes research started by our placement student Priscilla Dumenu. Dr Michael Morton, Dr Richard Knight, Dr Kimberly Rockley, Phumzile Sikakana and Olivia Turner are all attending the conference. “I am really looking forward to [...]

By |2019-10-30T15:08:26+00:00October 30th, 2019|Events|Comments Off on ApconiX Is Presenting a Poster at ELRIG 2019

The Reductionist Approach

The hERG assay has been a mainstay of safety screening in drug discovery for the last 2 decades. Aided by the development of high throughput automated technology, this important assay has brought unparalleled progress in our ability to design safer drugs without those properties that may lead to life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia. In a series of [...]

By |2019-07-24T14:41:23+01:00July 11th, 2019|Ion Channels|Comments Off on The Reductionist Approach

ApconiX Welcomes William O’Brien

ApconiX is delighted to welcome William O'Brien as their new Finance Director.  William has a strong background in high-tech development management and corporate finance. William is the founder of WOCO, a specialist R&D tax and financial advisory business based at Alderley Park, Cheshire.  A seasoned leader, he previously worked across a wide range of industries [...]

By |2019-06-12T10:08:57+01:00June 26th, 2019|Careers|Comments Off on ApconiX Welcomes William O’Brien

ApconiX Joins the MDC’s Virtual R&D platform

ApconiX has joined the Medicines Discovery Catapult’s Virtual R&D platform.  This is a unique national network of consultants, private sector CROs, expert labs and public sector centres of excellence, providing medicines discovery expertise, services and virtual programme management. ApconiX specialises in ion channel biology, target safety assessments and in all aspects of nonclinical programme design [...]

By |2019-06-07T10:20:14+01:00June 6th, 2019|Ion Channels|Comments Off on ApconiX Joins the MDC’s Virtual R&D platform

ApconiX Welcomes Sushma Pabbineedi.

ApconiX is delighted to welcome Sushma Pabbineedi for a placement during May.  Sushma will be working alongside Dr Michael Morton and Dr Karen Jones in the ion channel laboratory. Sushma studied Biomedical Sciences and gained a bachelor’s degree from Manchester Metropolitan University.  She took a gap year working at the AQA examination board in Manchester [...]

By |2019-05-09T12:14:32+01:00May 9th, 2019|Ion Channels, Careers|Comments Off on ApconiX Welcomes Sushma Pabbineedi.