NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - IonGate Biosciences and LIVC Technologies, both located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, said today that they plan to co-develop and co-market LIVC’s technology for ion channel screening.
The technology, Light-Induced Voltage Clamp, uses light induction to measure voltage-activated ion channels. According to the companies, the method enables fast, high-throughput screening of voltage-activated ion channels and provides higher-quality data than current methods.
The companies said that the approach is applicable for finding new compounds that act directly on voltage-activated ion channels and determining their method of action.
IonGate specializes in transporter screening technology and markets the SURFE2R workstation. It was founded in 2000.
LIVC Technologies was founded earlier this year in order to commercialize the LIVC technology.