Average Rating of 4.9/5.0

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Francesc Sureda

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

23 May 2022

5 review stars

Electrophysiology is a no brainer with the Patchliner

After years of working in neuropharmacology but far away from electrophysiology, we have had the opportunity to use the Patchliner. Our equipment is living a second life after 5 years in a box and after some software upgrades, it's alive and kicking! We only followed a day and a half of tailored formation at Nanion facilities in Munich and after 3 days we are having high-quality results, high productivity, and concentration-response curves after three mouse clicks! Just prepare the drug solutions and the suspension of cells and after 10 min you will get 6-8 concentration-response curves with their IC50 values automatically! Amazing! The patch liner is robust, reliable, and flexible. However, great equipment is nothing without support. We have received high-quality remote technical assistance that has solved all the small issues inherent to a new setup in a different lab and, most importantly, specific, high-quality scientific advice on which cells to use, what configuration to set up, experiment designs, and application notes, etc. A five stars team, because first of all, they are scientists and have a fair idea of what you need: electrophysiology without all the hassle.

Application Area: Detection of marine toxins acting on ion channels

P├ęter Orvos

University of Szeged, Hungary

18 October 2020

5 review stars

Excellent tool for ion channel assays and screening.

The Patchliner is a fully automated medium throughput planar patch clamp device with integrated temperature control. Besides the reliable and easy-to-use instrument, the experienced team at Nanion provide continuous support and technical background to develop the experimental methods and achieve the best quality records. Highly recommendable technology and platform for ion channel recordings and screening.

Application Area: Ion channel recording and screening

Carol Milligan

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

03 June 2020

5 review stars

An amazingly versatile platform for all your electrophysiological needs.

Our research focuses on understanding the pathology of ion channel disorders, using in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology to reveal opportunities for developing novel therapies. In particular, our research focuses on ion channel gene mutations that cause epilepsy. Patchliner has been an invaluable tool enabling us to examine ion channels both endogenously and exogenously expressed by a variety of different cell types, including mammalian cell lines as well as primary cells. The system allows us to examine the effects of different mutations and different compounds on the biophysical properties of a variety of ion channels, including sodium, potassium and calcium, to mention a few. Patchliner produces high fidelity, reproducible data which is very comparable to that produced using conventional techniques. It is easy to use and throughput is an attractive bonus. The systems temperature control is a really great feature for temperature sensitive channels. The after sales service from this company is second to none.

Application Area: Ion channels and human diseases

Peter Kolesik

Bionomics Ltd, Australia

12 January 2020

5 review stars

Flexible research tool and screening workhorse for ion channels.

Patchliner is an automated, single pipette, 8 parallel-channel system. It comes with many, easily modifiable, protocols for all ion channels groups. I have used Patchliners for primary, secondary and selectivity screens in voltage and ligand gated ion channel programs. The quality of the recordings is comparable to the manual patching, even for fast ligand gated channels such as alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. The technical support from Nanion is excellent. Love it.

Application Area: Drug discovery

Omar Alijevic

Philip Morris Products SA

10 January 2020

5 review stars

Overall the Patchliner is a high quality machine supported by high quality people!

The Patchliner comes with robust and high quality Heka amplifiers. Therefore a previous knowledge of the Heka software is clearly helpful. Nevertheless, for the people that are not familiar with the Heka software, Nanion Patchliner created their own software, with a more friendly user interface, to control the Heka commands. Overall it is easy to use. The Patchliner offers the possibility to measure up to 8 cells simultaneously (some cells are "easier" than other though and the success rate can vary accordingly). The solutions are directly applied by the Patchliner "Syringe Pipettor". The speed of the solution application can be modified and the protocols are very flexible and easy to set up. Results are very reproducible. It allows the recording of all types of ion channels (including mechanosensitive channels!). In addition, the Patchliner support team is incredible to help you anytime you need in a very short notice!

Application Area: Ion channel pharmacology

Phumzile Sikakana


22 November 2019

4 review stars

Fantastic team and equipment.

Exceptional after sale care from the team at Nanion. Always available for an email or call. Always happy to do traning and help new members of the team learn how to use complex software.

Application Area: Ion channel electrophysiology