Nanion Acquires the SURFE2R Technology for Transporter Protein Analysis

Nanion acquires the well-established SURFE2R technology, allowing state-of-the-art measurements of transporter protein activity and function / The SURFE2R technology is an excellent enhancement to Nanion's existing products
(PresseBox) (München, ) Nanion Technologies is one of the leading providers of high quality automated patch clamp systems. Nanion's efficient and versatile products drastically improve the data output in patch clamp-based ion channel screening, safety testing and scientific research. Since 2003, Nanion has launched three automated patch clamp platforms, the Port-a-Patch (2003), the Patchliner (2006), the SyncroPatch 96 (2010), and recently introduced the Orbit 16 - a device for parallel bilayer recordings. Existing products target ion channels and nanopores in cell- and cell-free membranes for highly detailed information about kinetics, function, and compound pharmacology.

Dr. Niels Fertig, CEO of Nanion Technologies, says:

"By acquiring the SURFE2R technology developed by IonGate / Scientific Devices Heidelberg, Nanion enters yet another market segment. It is an excellent addition to our product portfolio and a unique platform since it allows direct measurements of transporter activity and function. Further on, the platform has been validated with a wide variety of membrane preparations ranging from bacteria to native cells and cell lines. With this acquisition, Nanion becomes a one-stop-shop for functional membrane protein analysis, extending its product portfolio from screening instrumentation for ion channels and nanopores to now also include transporter proteins. "

The SURFE2R product line will be launched during the second half of 2012.


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