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Published: Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 11:01

(iotaSciences: Oxford, England) -- The Oxford-based leader in the rapidly growing field of single-cell handling solutions, iotaSciences, is releasing the first encouraging data for the use of its recently launched single-cell picking instrumentation, isoPick, based on the company’s proprietary fluid-shaping technology. In a collaboration with SEISMIC at the University of Surrey, isoPick has been evaluated for single-cell sampling for subsequent analysis by mass spectrometry.

Notably, isoPick rated strongly in several aspects related to ease of use, portability, and automation. The results of the evaluation study were presented as a poster presentation at the upcoming British Mass Spectrometry Society (BMSS) annual meeting in Manchester, England, Sept. 12–14, 2023.

Professor Melanie Bailey from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Surrey says, “We have been pleased with the recent comparative performance of the isoPick instrument in our attempt to develop methods for mass spectrometry-based analysis of single cells. We look forward to further collaboration with iotaSciences while we develop a facility for single-cell and sub-cellular ‘omics’ and to support U.K. academics and industry researchers working in BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) remit areas.”

The chief product officer at iotaSciences, Alexander Feuerborn, says, “We are extremely excited about this first encouraging set of data for the isoPick instrument for mass spectrometric analysis of single cells. These results strongly confirm our original intentions to introduce a high-quality, precise, and robust single-cell picking instrument with an easy-to-use, end-to-end solution for verifiable isolation and subsequent analysis of single cells. For us, this clearly opens the wider application space in the fields of single-cell proteomics and lipidomics.”


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