Ion Channels

Solutions for studying voltage- and ligand-gated ion channels

Ion channels play an important role in cell signaling, electrical excitability, and fluid transport. More than 400 distinct human ion channel genes have been identified as drug targets for diseases such as diabetes, migraine, heart and autoimmune diseases. Electrophysiology is regarded as the gold standard for measuring ion channel activity directly, and Molecular Devices offers a highly evolved line of Axon conventional electrophysiology systems for ion channel research. Since piloting the automation of the patch clamp technique in 2002, with the introduction of the world's first commercially available automated electrophysiology system, Molecular Devices has developed a number of innovative systems with higher throughput and expanded capabilities. To learn more about how our electrophysiology systems can help advance your ion channel drug discovery efforts, click on the appropriate link below.