Navigation Links
The First QPatch HT in China Placed in WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX)
Date:5/21/2008

SHANGHAI, China, May 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, announced today that it has acquired a QPatch HT automated patch clamp system, the first unit introduced into China by Sophion Bioscience.

The drug discovery process in pharmaceutical companies begins with identifying potential targets for new diseases. One important class of targets is ion channels that regulate the flow of ions across cellular membranes and therefore influence the physiology of all cells. Patch clamp is a widely applied gold-standard technique for the study of ion channels. Speed and accuracy of automated patch clamp systems are heavily demanded by pharmaceutical companies working with development of ion channel-based drugs.

The newly introduced QPatch HT is the world's first 48-channel gigaseal patch clamp system that can be applied to both voltage-gated and ligand-gated ion channels. With its ability to generate thousands of high-quality data points daily, QPatch HT is enabling new screening paradigms in ion channel drug discovery and safety testing on a truly industrial basis. It is claimed to be taking automated patch clamping to a new and even more powerful level.

"We hope the acquisition of the QPatch technology will assist WuXi PharmaTech in expanding their services into the rapidly increasing fields of cardiac safety testing and ion channel drug discovery," commented Frank Henrichsen, Vice President Sales and Marketing in Sophion Bioscience, the supplier of QPatch HT.

"We are very pleased to have installed the first QPatch HT automated patch clamp system in China, and indeed, the first ever such unit in any integrated drug and medical device R&D outsourcing service company," Dr. Peng Wang, Vice President of Discovery Biology at WuXi PharmaTech, said excitedly, "It will greatly enhance our drug R&D service capabilities and productivity. We will continue investing in cutting-edge discovery technologies as we strive to serve our global clients better."

About WuXi PharmaTech

WuXi PharmaTech is a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device R&D outsourcing company, with operations in China and the United States. As a research-driven and customer-focused company, WuXi PharmaTech provides pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies a broad and integrated portfolio of laboratory and manufacturing services throughout the drug and medical device R&D process. WuXi PharmaTech's services are designed to assist its global partners in shortening the cycle and lowering the cost of drug and medical device R&D. For more information, please visit: http://www.wuxipharmatech.com .


'/>"/>
SOURCE WuXi PharmaTech
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Crdentia Announces 2008 First Quarter Results
2. DaVita Renal Dietitians Conduct First-Ever EYE on CKD Workshop
3. Cord Blood America Reports First Quarter Financial Results; Gross Profits Increase
4. The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Opens the Worlds First Delivery Unit for Mothers Diagnosed with Birth Defects in Fetus
5. Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. to Host Conference Call Announcing First Quarter 2008 Earnings Results
6. First-born babies higher asthma and allergy rates due to pregnancy conditions
7. Baker Energy and Huber Receive First-of-its-Kind Award from Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
8. Population Health Impact Institute to Host First Methods Evaluation Process(TM) (MEP(TM)) Workshop at Annual CMSA Conference
9. AMDL Announces Teleconference and Audio Web Conference to Discuss First Quarter Financial Results
10. Childrens Miracle Network and Arena Football League Partner for First Nationwide Celebration Event
11. BMP Sunstone Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... As ... is worth a thousand words. The good news for single women is that she ... Attraction," which is available on April 25th. Joan's insight, personal experiences and sparkling sense ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... ... “Reflections of God’s Work”: an enlightening collection of life lessons leading each person to ... Jerri Broglin, a survivor of great loss who gained insight on how to find ... searching for answers, as we are finding the answers that are so deep in ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... and Seattle, WA (PRWEB) , ... April 24, ... ... by 75+ leading lifestyle brands, work wear distributors and International relief organizations across ... can carry. The company also offers lifestyle and work wear collections via ...
(Date:4/22/2017)... ... 22, 2017 , ... Ecommerce sales have grown every year since the 1990’s, ... The consequences of rapid innovation and growth are often neglected in the name ... every business and individual’s job to give something back to the planet that provides ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... , ... April 21, 2017 , ... An April 10 ... a pair of ancient teeth, which reveal a great deal about prehistoric ice-age dental ... sharp stone may have been used to remove decayed dental matter, and that teeth ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... 2017 Global Surgical Drainage Device Market: Overview ... to remove excess liquid and air. The fluid to ... or lymph. Surgical drains are used in a wide ... surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery etc. Common use ... accumulation of fluid e.g. blood or pus. Surgical drains ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... LONDON , April 19, 2017 ... to stimulate an immune response in pets such ... vaccine products are of various types such as ... Vaccines, Toxoid Vaccines, DNA Vaccines and Recombinant Vaccines. ... such as virus or bacteria, which have been ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... 18, 2017 Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGNT), ... Urology, Uro/Gyn and Gynecology markets with innovative and proprietary ... ended March 31, 2017 after the market close on ... will host a conference call and webcast to discuss ... 2, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: