Swedish biotechnology company Cellectricon is working on a high-throughput instrument to transfect cells via electroporation, as well as to assay them, Inside Bioassays has learned.

The instrument, called Cellaxess, is scheduled to be launched in the first half of 2005, according to Owe Orwar, Cellectricon’s CSO and a company co-founder. Orwar also said that Cellectricon is about to begin beta-testing the instrument at two large, undisclosed pharmaceutical companies in Europe.

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