A Lack of Hardware
Symptomatic for optogenetics using cell culture-based approaches, do-it-yourself solutions for hardware are common (see e.g. the seminal paper by Gerhardt et al.*). To our knowledge, no solution exist that combines the most common plate formats on one platform.
High quality devices for cell culture-based optogenetics
Therefore, suitability of devices for different lab-scale cell culture formats is key to our hardware development concept, and interchangeability is a focus of Ningaloo’s proprietary illumination technology.
Not only does a multi-format device for optogenetics offer flexibility, it will be the basis for all upscaling approaches by ensuring transferability of light intensities between formats.
*Gerhardt, K.P. et al., “An open-hardware platform for optogenetics and photobiology”, Scientific Reports | 6:35363 | DOI: 10.1038/srep35363, 2016
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