Molecular Devices Advancing Discovery
January 2020 Newsletter

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[NEW] Webinar Spotlight

CiPA initiative and validation of high-throughput methods to characterize compound effects in human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes

Join us for this webinar with Eurofins as we discuss the assessment of potential cardiotoxicity of compounds with Comprehensive in vitro Proarrhythmia Assay (CiPA), the new cardiac safety testing paradigm that includes in vitro assays using human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM).

To adopt this paradigm, we developed a high-throughput hiPSC-CM assay using calcium-sensitive dyes that exhibit fast kinetic fluorescence detected by the high-speed fluorescence imaging platform, the FLIPR® Penta system.
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020

  • 8 AM PST / 4 PM GMT / 5 PM CET


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[NEW] Product Spotlight

Water immersion objectives for the ImageXpress Micro Confocal system

Join us at SLAS 2020 in San Diego, January 25-29! We will be introducing our new water immersion objectives for the ImageXpress® Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System. Visit our event page to learn more about our activities, including two tutorials with key industry leaders in organ-on-a-chip biology (MIMETAS) and 3D neural microOrgan® (StemoniX) technologies.


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[NEW] Application Spotlight

Multi-parametric assessment of compound-induced pro-arrhythmic effects in human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes
Development of biologically relevant, predictive cell-based assays for compound screening and toxicity assessment is a major challenge in drug discovery. The focus of this study was to establish cardiotoxicity assays compatible with high-throughput screening using human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived cardiomyocytes.

iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes generate spontaneous, synchronized calcium oscillations. We used high speed fluorescence imaging on the FLIPR® Penta High-Throughput Cellular Screening System to measure the patterns and frequencies of the Ca2+ oscillations in cardiomyocytes as monitored by changes in intracellular Ca2+ levels with the EarlyTox™ Cardiotoxicity Kit. Plus, we show enhanced peak characterization with new ScreenWorks® Peak Pro 2 software.


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[NEW]  eBook Spotlight

Humsilencer: A smart and simple feature for eliminating line-frequency noise across a wide range of electrophysiological applications

A major challenge in electrophysiology research is 50 or 60 Hz line frequency electrical noise, which can either distort or completely drown out biological signal acquisition. This new eBook by leading expert Dr. Jeffrey Tang evaluates the challenges with current methods for tackling the problem, and shows how our HumSilencer feature in the Axon™ Digidata® 1550A/B Series Low-Noise Data Acquisition System can provide a quick, adaptive method to remove excess noise—without distorting the data.


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[NEW] Application Spotlight

Detect GPCR activity with the cAMP-Gs HiRange HTRF assay

HTRF® is a versatile technology developed by Cisbio for detecting biomolecular interactions. It combines fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) technology with time-resolved (TR) measurement of fluorescence, allowing elimination of short-lived background fluorescence.

Here, we show how the SpectraMax® i3x and iD5 Multi-Mode Microplate Readers, both certified HTRF-compatible by Cisbio, are used to perform robust, no-wash assays for GPCR activity.

  • Assured instrument performance with certified HTRF compatibility
  • Highly robust, homogeneous assay for HTS
  • Faster time to results with preconfigured SoftMax® Pro Software protocols

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[NEW]  On-Demand Webinar Spotlight

Empower electrophysiology data analysis with new Clampfit 11 Advanced Event Detection
The Clampfit software module is a useful tool to manipulate and analyze electrophysiological data acquired by pCLAMP™ software. Recently, Molecular Devices released Clampfit 11 software with Advanced Event Detection functions to automate data analysis and improve accurate measurement.

Here, you will see an overview of new event detection features in Clampfit 11 software as well as a demonstration of Template search, Population Spike search and Action Potential search.


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Booth #619
January 25-29, 2020
San Diego, CA USA

Biophysical Society
Booth #501
February 15-19, 2020
San Diego, CA USA

Society of Toxicology
Booth #677
March 15-19, 2020
Anaheim, CA USA

Booth #3040
April 24-29, 2020
San Diego, CA USA
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