"Within our research on the CsgG channel, Nanion’s Orbit 16 - combined with Ionera's MECA Chip technology - has substantially boosted our scientific output. The outstanding research tool is easy to handle and speeds up the parallel generation of 16 bilayers. By increasing the throughput of single-channel current recordings, it is a breakthrough in the biophysical analysis of pore forming proteins. Within approximately one week’s worth of lab time, we had the data needed for the recent paper in Nature. This would have been hard to achieve using conventional serial bilayer methods. In addition, the ease-of-use provided by the Orbit 16 shortens the learning curve for making high quality bilayer recordings. As a benefit in academia, students can now get hands-on experience with bilayer recordings also for shorter projects."
"The Orbit 16 enables us to generate high quality, single channel recordings with synthetic DNA membrane channels, which in our experience are notoriously difficult to measure. DNA pores are quite hard to functionally incorporate into lipid bilayers, but could be successfully investigated using the Orbit 16, as published in Science. The Orbit 16 offers a drastic increase in throughput since it substantially speeds up formation of bilayers and data generation by its parallel recording channels, thus providing us an easy-to-use platform for efficient and accurate research on DNA nanodevice-membrane interactions."