03.04.2020: Webinar announcement (April 28): Ca2+ channel assays
On the 28th of April we continue our Webinar-Series with a talk from Dr. Mark Rogers and Dr. András Horváth:
"Validation and optimization of automated patch clamp voltage-gated Ca2+ channel assays"
Date: 28. April 2020
Time: 4:00 PM CET / 10:00 AM EDT
Dr. Marc Rogers (CSO, Metrion Biosciences)
Dr. András Horváth (Application Scientist, Nanion Technologies)
"Marc will outline the development, optimization and validation of a range of voltage-gated Ca2+ channel assays on the Patchliner automated patch clamp platform that were subsequently used in an 8 year drug discovery collaboration between Metrion Biosciences and a german pharma company. The project was successful in identifying several lead series of selective,state-dependent inhibitors of Cav2.2 N-type channels for use as novel, non-opioid analgesic. This required the creation of biophysical screening assays to identify the potency of small molecules against the resting and inactivated state of the human neuronal Ca2+ channels Cav2.1(P/Q type), Cav2.2 and Cav3.2 (T-type), some of which are notoriously difficult in terms of expression levels and current rundown."