Chip-Man Technologies Ltd.
Chip-Man Technologies Ltd. of Tampere,
Finland, and TCS Cellworks of Botolph Claydon, UK, have announced a collaboration
in which the former’s Cell-IQ platform will be offered with the latter’s
AngioKit model. The kit is a system of human cell lines used to quantitatively assess
pro- and antiangiogenic agents in a 24-well-plate format. Cell-IQ is a continuous
cell culturing platform that performs real-time analysis of morphological and physiological
events in living cells by using machine vision technology. The combined kit and
platform will increase throughput and content in angiogenesis research.
In other news, Chip-Man Technologies
has agreed to work with Arctic Diagnostics Oy of Turku, Finland, to develop fluorescence
detection modules for use with the Cell-IQ. The development will enable simultaneous
measurement and analysis of cells in the same culture using phase contrast and fluorescence
detection. This will allow monitoring of drug reactions with minimal trauma to the
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