Sophion Bioscience, Inc. and Sophion Bioscience A/S have announced a QPatch installation in an academic laboratory for the first time.
The QPatch 16 was installed this month in the laboratory of Professor Terry Snutch, PhD, FRSC, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada).
"Sophion is really excited about this opportunity to install a QPatch in one of the leading ion channel groups in the academic world," says Chris Mathes, Ph.D., Sophion’s Vice-President and General Manager for North America.
"We believe that UBC is the first university to invest in the automated patch clamp technology and that other academic labs will follow suit."
"We see the QPatch as the future of automated, gigaseal patch clamp," says Dr. Snutch, a professor in the prestigious Michael Smith Laboratories at UBC.
"The QPatch will allow us to perform high-quality ion channel pharmacological and biophysical experiments at a throughput and quality that was not possible before."