Nanion Technologies
04. - 08.02.2017 | SLAS

Venue: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, USA

Come to our booth #1311 and meet Tim Strassmaier.

Do not miss the Tutorial of our collaboration partner Genedata on Tuesday, February 7th at 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM, room: 143B:

Title: "Effortlessly scaling up automated patch clamp research with Genedata screener".

Abstract: "This tutorial will show how the capabilities of Genedata Screener for Ion Channel Screening have been expanded with our latest software release. Screener now allows effortless scale-up of automated patch clamp (APC) research with improved experimental overview and comparisons within and across experiments. These new capabilities will be exemplified with our latest Ready-to-Run integration: the Nanion SyncroPatch 384PE. We will show how all QC parameters, compound information and cursor names are directly imported, allowing automatic and coherent evaluation of data, and thereafter present prototypical assays from a compound screening and safety viewpoint, with titrations performed both with cumulative addition and across wells. We will also outline further processing capabilities, e.g. specific control wells enabling per-sweep normalization, before we conclude by providing an enterprise workflow perspective for modern ion channel pharma research."

Go to the Conference website here.


05. - 10.02.2017 | Gordon Research Conference (Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms)

Venue: Ventura Beach Marriott, Ventura, USA

Meet Corina Bot at the Conference.

Corina will present a poster. Title: "Preclinical Cytotoxicity Investigations in Stem Cells for Primary and Secondary Assays with an "All Inclusive" Approach".

Download the poster abstract here.

Go to the Conference website here.


10.02.2017 | Biophysics Satellite Meeting: Drug Discovery for Ion Channels XVII

Venue: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Louisiana, USA

Room 210; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

We are proud to be sponsor of this Meeting.

Meet Niels Fertig, Andrea Brueggemann, Frank Henrichsen, Michael George, Maria Barthmes, Markus Rapedius, Rodolfo Haedo and many more.

Abstract: "Ion channels are an important class of therapeutic drug targets, and mutations in ion channel genes are found to be responsible for an increasing number of diseases. While conventional electrophysiological techniques permit the most detailed and direct study of ion channel function, they are limited due to the manual nature of the method and their low throughput. Because of this, ion channels remain an underrepresented target class for drug discovery. The advent of higher throughput automated electrophysiology systems has begun to change the face of ion channel drug discovery. Since the inaugural "Drug Discovery for Ion Channels" satellite meeting, there have been many advances in ion channel drug discovery including new instrumentation and techniques. For this year, we propose to continue the "Satellite Meeting" tradition at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting to review the advances in automated electrophysiology and other emerging technologies and their impact on ion channel drug discovery. This year's meeting will highlight presentations from users of automated electrophysiology instrumentation as well as other speakers in the field of ion channel drug discovery, including several academic speakers."

The preliminary speaker list include:

Dr. Jen Pan, Associate Director (The Broad Institute)
"High throughput electrophysiology to annotate channel functions in the context of disease genetics"

Dr. Jun Chen, Senior Scientist (Genentech)
"Discovery of novel Nav1.7 scaffolds"

Prof. Stephen J. Tucker, University of Oxford
"New Insights into K2P Potassium Channel Biophysics"

Go to the Conference website here.


11. - 15.02.2017 | Biophysical Society 61st Annual Meeting

Venue: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Louisiana, USA

- Visit us at booth #405.

- Meet colleagues from the headquarters in Munich: Niels Fertig, Andrea Brueggemann, Frank Henrichsen, Michael George, Maria Barthmes, Markus Rapedius, & meet colleagues from Nanion USA: Rodolfo Haedo, Corina Bot, James Costantin, George Okeyo, Sara Tahir.

- Do not miss our Exhibitor Presentations: 

Monday February 13, 12:30 - 2:00 PM (room 221): "Ion Channel Drug Discovery: Beyond the Bottleneck and Ready for CIPA". Download the abstract here.

Tuesday February 14, 12:30 - 2:00 PM (room 221): "Measure More Membrane: Cells nd Bilayers on the Port-a-Patch, SURFE2R, Orbit 16 and Orbit Mini" with live demonastrations of the SURFE2R and Orbit product families. Download the abstract here.

- Go to the Conference website here.


More information on Poster, oral presentations and further activities will follow.