Reproducible medium throughput compound screening

Respiratory drug discovery and development specialists - Pulmocide Ltd (London, UK) are using a VIAFLO Assist pipetting assistant to enhance the productivity and reproducibility of their screening of novel compounds in a range of biological assays.

Pulmocide is generating a pipeline of potent anti-infective agents for delivery by inhaled administration for the treatment of life threatening lower respiratory tract viral and fungal infections specifically RSV pneumonia and Invasive Aspergillosis. The lung is the principle site of infection for RSV and Aspergillus – delivery of highly effective new treatments directly to the lung will allow rapid control of infection with minimal systemic toxicity.

Multichannel pipettes are a valuable tool for laboratories working with microplates. However, prolonged and repetitive pipetting sessions pose the risk of strain and fatigue, which can result in repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and less reproducible results.

The VIAFLO ASSIST together with INTEGRA’s VIAFLO II electronic pipettes form the perfect partnership to prevent users from RSI and to significantly increase the reproducibility of prolonged pipetting protocols such as serial dilutions, plate filling and reagent addition. By mounting a VIAFLO II electronic pipette on the VIAFLO ASSIST, the pipette’s protocols can be carried out fully automatically.

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