Gothenburg, Sweden, March 27, 2008: Cellectricon, a leading provider of
screening solutions for drug discovery, today announced the launch of the new Cellaxess(R)HT System. The world’s first fully automated high throughput transfection system enables reagent-free delivery of genetic material to a wide range of biologically relevant cell types. The system will be introduced at the SBS 14th Annual Conference and Meeting in St. Louis, MO, USA, April 6-10.
Cellectricon has developed Cellaxess(R)HT in close collaboration with
leading research groups to meet the increasing demand for a technology
capable of genome-wide RNAi screening.
“We are very pleased to meet the industry’s demand by bringing this
state-of-the-art system to the market.” says Dr. Mattias Karlsson, CEO of
Cellectricon. “Cellaxess(R)HT will revolutionize target discovery by opening
the door to using more biologically relevant cell types in genome-wide RNAi
About the Cellaxess(R)HT system
Cellaxess(R)HT addresses the critical need for high throughput delivery of
siRNA and cDNA to hard to transfect cells in several cell-based screening
assays. Cellaxess(R)HT is the only fully automated system on the market
allowing for high throughput transfection of cells in culture directly in
384-well microplates. The system enables reagent-free delivery to a wide
range of biologically relevant cell types with excellent efficiency and
viability at a throughput of 50 000 wells per day.
Cellectricon is a key innovator and solutions provider of advanced
cell-based screening products to accelerate biotechnology and drug discovery.
The company’s successfully launched products are aimed at critical
bottlenecks in the drug discovery process and have been adopted by
top-reference customers including the top ten pharmaceutical companies. To
date, the company has launched two products with exceptional market
acceptance targeting the ion channel screening and transfection markets. The company utilizes state-of-the-art interfaces to biological systems by
employing novel microfabrication technologies and smart engineering
solutions. This enables completely new types of assays and devices with
superior performance characteristics and robustness.