Organ-on-chip systems now available from AXT

AXT Pty Ltd

Friday, 03 May, 2019

Organ-on-chip systems now available from AXT

Organ-on-chip specialist CN Bio has signed a distribution agreement with Sydney-based AXT, a leading supplier of high-technology scientific equipment. The agreement will see AXT distribute CN Bio’s innovative bioengineering products to medical researchers in academia and industry throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region.

Based in London, CN Bio is a lab-on-a-chip company whose flagship PhysioMimix device is being used by pharmaceutical, consumer goods companies and regulators globally. The organ-on-chip platform enables researchers to work with a wide range of cell types (iPSCs, primary cells, etc) and commercial inserts to mimic human physiology in vitro, improving the efficiency of preclinical studies or industrial screening that require reliable human-relevant data.

“PhysioMimix allows researchers to run single- and multi-organ human-tissue based studies in parallel on a compact lab benchtop device,” said CN Bio Commercial Director Paul Davies.

“For teams who need human-relevant data as part of their research, preclinical testing and to assess the safety or toxicity of new compounds, organ-on-chip studies are becoming absolutely invaluable. They provide comprehensive, 3D tissue-culture-based data and enable real-time monitoring and analysis.

“AXT provide equipment to many of these teams already. A lot of groups in Australia and New Zealand are looking forward to adding the latest organ-on-chip techniques to their labs, and we’re delighted that they will have friendly faces to demonstrate and set up the CN Bio devices.”

“We are excited to bring CN Bio on board,” said AXT Managing Director Richard Trett. “Their addition to our existing portfolio continues our commitment to put the latest technologies in the hands of Australian researchers.”

Image caption: The PhysioMimix organ-on-chip system from CN Bio for medical research.

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