Port-a-Patch, Patchliner和 SyncroPatch 384/786PE:
我们第一款膜片钳设备Port-a-Patch (世界上最小的膜片钳设备)上市于2003年。基于该设备的成功，Patchliner (多通道全自动膜片钳平台)于2006年上市。市场上第一款能达到GΩ级封接数据质量的高通量膜片钳设备SyncroPatch 384/768PE于2013年上市。
Orbit 16, Orbit mini and Vesicle Prep Pro:
可制备巨型单层囊泡的Vesicle Prep Pro囊泡制备仪于2006年上市。在2012年, 可同时记录16个通道的全自动脂双层工作站Orbit 16上市。在2014年我们引入了四通道的带温控的Orbit mini脂双层工作站。
SURFE²R 96SE 和 SURFE²R N1:
在2012年，我们获得了SURFE2R技术，该技术可以直接进行带电转运体蛋白的功能分析。 Nanion现在提供SURFE2R N1和近期研发上市的 (2017年)高通量平台：SURFE2R 96SE!
Nanion Technologies was founded in 2002 as a spin-off from the University of Munich, Center for Nanoscience (CeNS), where Niels Fertig undertook his PhD developing planar chip substrates for patch clamp experiments on cells and lipid bilayers. That work led to the possibility for automation and parallelization of patch clamp experiments and towards the end of his PhD, Niels co-founded the company with the goal to make automated electrophysiology a readily available technology.
Nanion management team (left to right) Niels Fertig, Andrea Brüggemann and Michael George
(image copyright Ansger Pudenz Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2014)
Nanion started with just two employees, Niels Fertig and Michael George, and the management team was completed in the second year, when Andrea Brüggemann joined. All three are physicists by training and share a healthy mix of expertise in ion channel biophysics, tech development and cell based assays together with being market driven and entrepreneurial in spirit.
Over the last 15 years, Nanion has grown to a company with almost 100 employees worldwide, at the beginning offering just one product, the Port-a-Patch, which now has increased to nine product families for all aspects of ion channel research and drug discovery, safety pharmacology, bilayer measurements and transporter research.
With the introduction of the SyncroPatch 384/768PE in 2013, Nanion entered the HTS ion channel screening market and has become the preferred choice for automated electrophysiology laboratories worldwide (HTS Tech report 2015).
From left to right: Michael George (CTO), Prof. Jan Behrends (Chairman of the board), Andrea Brüggemann (CSO), Prof. Hermann Gaub (Co-founder), Niels Fertig (CEO), Prof. Jörg Kotthaus (Co-founder)
Nanion operates globally from its headquarters in Munich, Germany, and has daughter companies in the USA, China, and Japan, with distribution partners in 5 other countries. Nanion recently moved into new headquarters in Munich’s city center, with excellent laboratories and production facilities. The above photo was taken at the house-warming party and shows the management team and all co-founders.
Our team spirit, developed through jointly working on and solving challenging interdisciplinary tasks, has fueled a responsibility for the company and each other, as well as deep friendships among the team. We learned how to listen carefully to our clients and partners: Customer feedback and scientific discoveries have always been the most important source for our product development projects. For over 15 years, our scientists have worked closely together with our engineers and software developers and we continue to create new features for our existing product platforms and develop new analytical tools and instrumentation.
We are passionate about our work: We develop smart analysis tools which meet the demands and requests of our clients.