Single-Cell Picker

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Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology, March 2023, Volume 47, Issue 3
Pages: 12

The IsoPick from iotaSciences is designed to expand handling solutions for cell biology and gene therapy applications.

The isoPick, from Oxford University spin-out iotaSciences, is a single-cell picker providing temperature-controlled handling and picking of single cells during isolation. Intended for cell and gene therapy researchers, as well as the wider single-cell research community, the isoPick aims to provide verifiable isolation of single cells with high cell viability and stable single-cell outgrowth.

The isoPick workflow is guided by a touchscreen user interface. Like the company's other instruments, it is designed to have a small footprint instrument that requires minimal maintenance. First applications have been successfully developed related to whole genome-amplification of single cells or single-cell genomics, as well as human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC)-based cell-line engineering.