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Automated tools for membrane biophysics

Our Ionotec product line offers instrumentation, consumables, and services centered around membrane biophysics with two options for the automated, reproducible, and hence routine oriented generation of lipid bilayers for the analysis of biomembrane related phenomena.

The Ionovation Scout is our second generation of automated bilayer instruments and picks up the traditional concept of an artificial biomembrane spanned vertically between two individually accessible compartments for electrophysiological measurements. With its automation and range of consumables it turns bilayer experiments on reconstituted membrane proteins into a routine technique, no longer reserved to the expert.

The Ionovation Explorer has taken the lipid bilayer or BLM concept to a new level of scientific insights. With its unique horizontal bilayer design, dual perfusion and even temperature control option it makes the membrane easily accessible for advanced microscopic analyses and opens novel experimental options to the membrane biophysicist.



Lipophilisation leads to better membrane permeation 

The IonoChem product line consists of a range of chemically modified molecules and respective services, all closely connected to our membrane biophysics activities and experience.

We taylor the lipophilic properties of chemical agents and influence their capacity to permeate membranes, ultimately enhancing e.g. the drugability of these agents.

It is obvious that lipid modifications and their influence on and interaction with biomembranes needs tools for investigation. Here´s where IonoChem and IonoTec go in synergy. The success of the  Ionochem modifications described above can be easily monitored in vitro with the help of our IonoTec products.