Dr. Ralf Kettenhofen - Statement about the CardioExcyte 96
"CardioExcyte 96 is an easy-to-use system, providing impedance-based and MEA-like cardiac safety data from a diversity of stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes, and constitutes an excellent complement to automated patch clamp-based safety screening. Concentration- and time-dependence of a compound’s potential cardiotoxicity can efficiently be obtained where the alteration of beating patterns can give a hint as to which cardiac ion channel(s) is affected, after which detailed electrophysiology investigations can be undertaken. Cardiac network responses offer a comprehensive view of a compound’s safety profile, without having to use in-vivo methods, which saves time, costs and suffering. Further on, the powerful software, used for recordings and analysis, employs comprehensive beat investigation algorithms, displaying detailed beating kinetics in real-time. Data handling and export is straightforward, easy to grasp and yet very, very powerful."
Dr. Ralf Kettenhofen, Head of Laboratory
Ncardia, Cologne, Germany.