Huntsville, Ala. – December 1, 2010– InQ Biosciences, a provider of innovative technologies for cell growth and research, will introduce its InQ™ Cell Research System – the first fully integrated cell growth and cell analysis system that combines a dynamically controlled sample environment with powerful imaging and real-time data collection – at the American Society for Cell Biology’s (ASCB) 2010 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
In addition, Candace L. Floyd, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and its Center for Glial Biology in Medicine, will discuss her experience testing the efficacy of the InQ system and its ability to grow various types of brain cells of equal or better quality than those grown in a Petri dish.
Dr. Floyd has already confirmed the growth of “exceptionally well formed” astrocytes and neurons as well as cardiac myocytes using the InQ system and is continuing to test the development of other cell types used in medical research. She is a member of the InQ Biosciences Scientific Advisory Board.
“The InQ system accurately models the conditions found in the human body that are essential for healthy cell growth and analysis. It is an essential tool for researchers studying the effects of disease and environment on human and animal cells,” said Aaron Hammons, InQ Biosciences president and chief technology officer.
“The InQ system’s exclusive ability to control environmental parameters with correlated real-time sample feedback empowers researchers with novel and efficient approaches to discovery,” he said.
InQ technology is the first to offer:
- The ability to create a high-fidelity simulation of the human body environment
- Precise management of temperature, gas levels, media perfusion, and pressure for extended cell growth
- Advanced automated onboard microscopy with remote monitoring for superior cell analysis
- Unprecedented reproducibility and standardization
- Greater visualization and exceptional data quality
For more information, visit InQ Biosciences in booth #849 at the ASCB 2010 Annual Meeting, Dec. 11-15 in Philadelphia, or visit the company’s website at http://www.inqbio.com. Follow InQ bio on Twitter at @InQBio or http://twitter.com/inqbio.
About InQ Biosciences
InQ Biosciences is a provider of innovative technologies for cell growth and research. The company’s InQ Cell Research System will empower scientists to unlock novel and more powerful approaches to cell-based discovery. The firm was founded in 2007 with technology originating from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Series B financing was completed in May 2010 and commercial launch of its InQ system is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011. For more information, visit www.inqbio.com. Follow InQ Biosciences on Twitter at @InQbio (http://twitter.com/InQbio).
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