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iotaSciences Presents First Encouraging Data for Use of New isoPick™ Single-Cell Picker

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iotaSciences, the Oxford-based leader in the rapidly growing field of single-cell handling solutions, announced today the first encouraging data for the use of its recently launched single-cell picking instrumentation isoPick based on the company´s proprietary fluid-shaping technology. In a collaboration with SEISMIC at the University of Surrey, the isoPick has been evaluated for single-cell sampling for subsequent analysis by mass spectrometry. Notably, the isoPick came out strongly against several aspects related to ease of use, portability and automation. The results of the evaluation study will be presented as a poster presentation at the upcoming British Mass Spectrometry Society (BMSS) annual meeting in Manchester (UK) from September 12-14, 2023.

Professor Melanie Bailey from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Surrey said: "We have been pleased with the recent comparative performance of the isoPick instrument in our attempt to develop methods for mass spectrometry-based analysis of single cells. We look forward to further collaboration with iotaSciences while we develop a facility for single-cell and sub-cellular "omics" and to support UK academics and industry researchers working in BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) remit areas."

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IotaSciences’ Chief Product Officer Alexander Feuerborn commented: "We are extremely excited about this first encouraging set of data for the isoPick instrument for mass spectrometric analysis of single cells. These results strongly confirm our original intentions to introduce a high-quality, precise and robust single-cell picking instrument with an easy-to-use end-to-end solution for verifiable isolation and subsequent analysis of single cells. For us, this clearly opens the wider application space in the fields of single-cell proteomics and lipidomics."

In September 2023, iotaSciences will showcase its full fleet of powerful single-cell handling technologies at the upcoming 11th International Heidelberg Symposium on Stem Cells and Cancer - SCC2023 (Germany) and the German Stem Cell Network conference in Ulm (Germany).