Supporting the future of cell-based research
Cellectricon, a leading provider of advanced cell-based screening technologies and services, has announced the two winners of its Cellaxess® ACE project grant, supporting cutting-edge research in cell biology. The grant was awarded for project proposals utilizing Cellectricon’s Cellaxess ACE technology for the delivery of non-genetic material to adherent cells and cultures. The winners not only receive a Cellaxess ACE module and consumables, but will also benefit from Cellectricon’s on-going support and expertise throughout the project’s duration. Cellaxess ACE is a single electrode based electroporation system optimized for the in-situ transfection of all adherent cell types, which offers superior efficiency and cell viability due to minimal cell processing and the low voltages required.
The awards were granted for two categories: Applied Cell-Based Research and Basic Cell-Based Research. Dr Hakim Djaballah, Director of the HTS Core Facility, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, received the award for Applied Research. His project looks at small molecule delivery in 3D cell models using electroporation, benefiting from Cellectricon’s Cellaxess ACE technology to push the limits of compound delivery to all cells of a 3D spheroid, not just those at the periphery. In such a fast-paced research area, compound uptake in a 3D system has major implications for translational medicine.