• Our CiPA Instruments

    HESI FDA BAA study: "Assessing variability and reproducibility of manual and automated patch clamp platforms"

  • CiPA hERG Protocol

    This protocol was used for hERG studies on the Patchliner and SyncroPatch 384PE.

  • HTS CiPA hERG Assay

    Effects of Cisapride using the CiPA hERG protocol on the SyncroPatch 384PE

  • Myocyte & Ion Channel Effects

    Arrhythmic Field potentials in iPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes (CardioExcyte 96) and hERG current inhibition (SyncroPatch 384PE)

  • Gigaseal HTS patch clamp

    CiPA-specified cardiac ion channels recorded at high throughput

  • Gigaseal HTS patch clamp

    High throughput recordings of cardiac ion channels at physiological temperature

  • CardioExcyte 96 screening tool

    CardioExcyte 96 with integrated liquid handling for cardiac safety screening

Cardiomyocytes - "Combining automated patch clamp, impedance and EFP of hiPSC-CMs"

Icon CE   CardioExcyte 96   icon sp96   SyncroPatch 384PE (a predecessor model of the SyncroPatch 384)   icon pl   Patchliner Application Note 
Cells kindly provided by Takara-Clonetech.


Cardiomyocytes derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC-CMs) are gaining interest in cardiac safety screening. Given their recapitulation of native behavior, availability, ease of use and standardized production, they are likely to provide a viable alternative to acutely isolated cardiomyocytes to assess the pro-arrhythmic potentials of drug candidates. In 2013 the Comprehensive In-vitro Proarrhythmia Assay (CiPA) was introduced to provide a more complete assessment of pro- arrythmic risk by evaluating and implementing currently available high throughput methods and evaluating the potential use of hiPSC-CMs as a model  system for cardiac safety testing. Until now, drug safety testing has focussed on interaction with the hERG channel and QT prolongation which can lead to potentially fatal torsades de pointes (TdP). Although this approach has been largely successful in preventing new drugs reaching the market with unexpected potential to cause TdP, it is also possible that potentially valuable therapeutics have failed due to this early screening. The CiPA initiative has proposed an expansion of patch clamp assessment beyond hERG to include, e.g. NaV1.5 and CaV1.2. In addition, techniques such as multi-electrode array (MEA) and impedance are being thoroughly evaluated as complementary techniques to patch clamp.
Here we present data recorded using the automated patch clamp platforms, the Patchliner, SyncroPatch 96 and SyncroPatch 384PE on Cellartis® Cardiomyocytes (Takara Bio Europe Cat nr. Y10075). Recordings of NaV1.5 and CaV1.2 are shown.  Impedance and EFP recordings were also performed using the CardioExcyte 96, and the effects of verapamil and sotalol are shown.

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