Axion Circuit Newsletter

Everything you need to know about how Axion customers are advancing science.

2020

July 2020 Axion Circuit Newsletter

July 2020

We are continually expanding the applications and assays that can be supported on our Maestro systems.  Discover if we can support your research. Our selected publications this month, range from neural network activity in Alzheimers hiPSC models; to modeling secondary iron overload cardiac myopathy. And don’t forget to stop by our virtual booth at Immuno Series UK and learn how the Maestro Z system is being used to evaluate killing kinetics of immune cells (e.g. CAR T or NK) at physiologically relevant effector cell to target cell ratios.

June 2020 Axion Circuit Newsletter

June 2020

In the June edition of the Axion Circuit newsletter discover how your Maestro Pro and Edge systems can now run label-free cell proliferation, viability, and cell killing assays with the new Impedance software module. Learn how Maestro MEA helped demonstrate the functionality of autologous iPSC-derived dopaminergic progenitors used to restore motor function in Parkinson's disease models. And don’t miss our 5 virtual posters presented at ISSCR 2020 and AACR 2020 covering topics like assessing electrophysiological function in three-dimension cell cultures, monitoring the potency of T cells in real-time, and scratch assays for developing breast cancer therapies.

May 2020 Axion Circuit Newsletter

May 2020

Keep up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 research on the Maestro Z in the May edition of the Axion Circuit newsletter. In this month’s selected publications, learn how Maestro MEA was used to demonstrate that anti-drebrin autoantibodies can induce seizure-like activity in primary hippocampal neurons. Check out our 10-minute webinars on neuro disease modeling and cardiac safety screening. And don’t forget to sign-up for our FREE 4-part email series revealing our top tips for making ephys easy.

April 2020 Axion Circuit Newsletter

April 2020

Discover how Axion can support your research from home in the April edition of the Axion Circuit newsletter. Learn how you can now track the progress of your Maestro Z assays on your smartphone with the new Maestro Z App. If you are using your working from home time to catch up on your data analysis, download the latest versions of the Neuro and Cardiac Analysis Tools that we released this month. Finally, check out our on-demand 10-minute webinars that will help you keep abreast of the latest scientific developments from the comfort of your own home.

March 2020 Axion Circuit Newsletter

March 2020

Keep up-to-date with the hottest research in the Axion Circuit newsletter. Learn about the latest innovations in CNS disease modeling in our Cell Press hosted webinar on March 26. Furthermore, you were likely as disappointed as we were to hear that the 2020 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting was cancelled. We are providing you with an opportunity to share your latest Maestro research with your peers. Submit your presentations (e.g. posters; short video clips of you discussing your poster; podium presentations) and we’ll host them on our virtual conference page. If that wasn’t enough, as a “thank you” we’ll send you one of our new Nalgene water bottles!

Feb 2020 Axion Circuit Newsletter

February 2020

In the February edition of the Axion Circuit discover how the Maestro MEA assay is helping researchers understand their organoid models, from mini-brains, to neuro-muscular junctions, and even stem cell-derived snake venom glands. Learn how Maestro MEA is making electrophysiology easy for any scientist in our 4-part email series. This month's issue also highlights our recent travel awards, software (AxIS) tips and more.

January 2020 Axion Circuit Newsletter

January 2020

Congratulations to Alysson Muotri and the Muotri Lab (University of California San Diego) on being named by Discover Magazine as one of the top ten science achievements in 2019 for their work with neural organoids (mini-brains). Learn more about their research in the January Axion Circuit newsletter. This month's issue is packed with Maestro publications including a recent article in Nature Genetics exploring the impact of patient-specific aberrant NRXN1α splicing on neural activity in vitro by Flaherty et al. And if that wasn’t enough, check out our latest AxIS software tips on cardiac electrical stimulation.

2019

December 2019 Axion Circuit Newsletter
December 2019

Want to record the four key measures of functional cardiac performance, label-free and in real-time? Read Decembers’ edition of the Axion Circuit to learn more. Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis (Northwestern University) demonstrates how patient-specific neurons in vitro recapitulate the neural firing patterns observed in epileptic patient EEGs in vivo in this month's Coffee Break Webinar. Also, don’t miss the four featured Maestro publications in this issue.

November 2019 Axion Circuit Newsletter
November 2019

Congratulations to our 3 Axion Travel Awards winners! Learn more about their research in the November Axion Circuit newsletter. This month's issue is packed with Maestro publications including a recent article in Nature Genetics exploring the synergistic effects of common schizophrenia risk variants by Schrode et al. And if that wasn’t enough, check out our latest AxIS software tips.

October 2019 Axion Circuit Newsletter

October 2019

With SfN 2019 just around the corner, the October edition of the Axion Circuit newsletter has a focus on neuroscience. In this month's Coffee Break Webinar, Prof. Alysson Muotri (UC San Diego) demonstrates that the spontaneous development of neural networks in neural organoids resembles those found during early human brain formation. And if that wasn’t enough, check out our Travel Award winners and get your hands on one of our new SfN 2019 T-shirts!

September 2019 Axion Circuit Newsletter

September 2019

Want to measure cardiac action potentials without the hassle of patch-clamp? Read Septembers’ edition of the Axion Circuit to learn more. Find out more about Axion’s presentations at SPS2019 and IBRO2019, and catch up on this month's Maestro-featured publications.

August 2019 Axion Circuit Newsletter

August 2019

Want to find out more about Axion’s newest platform, Maestro Z? In this month's Circuit Newsletter, you’ll discover new technology, applications, and avenues of Maestro research. Not only that, but August’s issue is packed with Maestro publications, upcoming events, and updates on travel awards.

July 2019 Axion Circuit Newsletter

July 2019

In the July edition of the Axion Circuit join us in congratulating our prize winners from our ISSCR "Mini-Brain" T-shirt Contest, and catch up on everything neuro-related in this month's Maestro-featured publications. And don't forget to check out our upcoming events section for a sneak peek into our next scientific shows.

June 2019 Axion Circuit Newsletter

June 2019

ISSCR2019 is quickly approaching, so the June edition of the Axion Circuit newsletter has a focus on stem cells. Learn how researchers are analyzing the electrical activity in their stem cell-derived mini-brains in our new white paper. Find out more about Axion’s presentations at ISSCR 2019, and don’t forget to enter our Mini-brain T-shirt competition!

May 2019 Axion Circuit Newsletter

May 2019

May has been a busy month for Axion, and you can find out why in the latest edition of the Circuit newsletter. Visit our new YouTube channel to learn how experts in the field are exploring life's circuitry with Maestro MEA. Congratulate our newest travel award winners, and check out some impressive new publications. And don't forget to catch up on our upcoming events for the summer!

April 2019 Axion Circuit Newsletter

April 2019

Want to measure iPSC-cardiomyocyte contractility? Read April’s edition of the Axion Circuit to learn more. In this month’s highlighted publications discover how researchers at the FDA used Maestro and Lumos technology to optically pace iPSC-CMs to develop a more efficient way to predict proarrhythmic risk during preclinical drug development. And if that wasn’t enough, check out our latest AxIS software tips.

February 2019 Axion Circuit Newsletter

February 2019

SOT2019 is quickly approaching, so the February edition of the Axion Circuit newsletter has a focus on toxicology. Find out more about Axion’s co-hosted seminar with Lonza discussing lessons learned from the NeuTox pilot study. Discover two new papers on screening for neurotoxicity with Maestro MEA in this month’s highlighted publications. And if that wasn’t enough, check out our latest AxIS software tips.

January 2019 Axion Circuit Newsletter

January 2019

2019 has only just begun, but January's Circuit Newsletter is packed with Axion updates. Discover not one, but three new publications using Maestro MEA to help elucidate chronic pain syndromes. Keep up-to-date with some of our biggest shows of the year in the events section. Are you currently using AxIS Navigator? Find out more about Axion's newest software updates in our AxIS Tips section, and download your FREE version today.

2018

December 2018 Axion Circuit Newsletter

December 2018

The Holidays bring with them a time to reflect on the fantastic year that Axion has had, and we couldn't have done it without you. Enjoy this month's top publications utilizing Maestro MEA research, and don't forget to stop by booth 418 if you're attending the ASCB conference on December 8-12 in San Diego. Finally, read about how you can start the new year off right with an upgrade to your AxIS Software, now available for download.

October 2018 Axion Circuit Newsletter

October 2018

With SfN2018 just around the corner, the October edition of the Axion Circuit newsletter has a focus on neuroscience. Discover how Maestro MEA research is helping the study of ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurological disorders in this month’s highlighted publications. Learn more about the Maestro research being presented at SfN2018, and how you can participate in our Coffee Break promotion. And if that wasn’t enough, check out the new CytoView MEA and BioCircuit MEA plates that were launched earlier this month.

September 2018 Axion Circuit Newsletter

September 2018

September's Circuit Newsletter highlights some exciting Maestro updates, including Axion's newest assay. Think you know what the Orange Bubble Assay is? Watch the promo video to get a few hints and take a guess before the big reveal at SPS2018. Learn about the latest Maestro research being presented at the meeting and find out more about Axion's Travel Award Program.

August 2018 Axion Circuit Newsletter

August 2018

August has been a busy month for Axion, and you can find out why in the latest edition of the Circuit newsletter. Join us as we celebrate a Maestro Milestone, our customers have passed the one million wells of Maestro MEA data mark! Also, check out the Axion Travel Award and the large selection of neuron-focused Maestro publications this month.

July 2018 Axion Circuit Newsletter

July 2018

The July edition of Axion's Circuit Newsletter is packed with data centered on Maestro-driven neurological research. In this month's Coffee Break Webinar, Dr. John Graef (Fulcrum Therapeutics) expands on his recent Cell paper by discussing reversing Fragile X Syndrome phenotypes in a dish using Maestro technology. Additionally, learn how Maestro MEA research is helping to study the infectious ability of the Zika and Dengue viruses using induced pluripotent stem cell-derived glial cells.

June 2018 Axion Circuit Newsletter

June 2018

With the release of the CiPA Phase II Myocyte study results, this summer edition of the Axion Circuit newsletter has a focus on the heart. June’s copy features a webinar highlighting Dr. Vincenzo Macri’s (STEMCELL Technologies) research on recreating patient heart beats in a dish, and the release of Axion's new LEAP cardiomyocyte assay is discussed in AxIS Tips.

May 2018 Axion Circuit Newsletter

May 2018

Axion’s Circuit newsletter features not one, but two webinars in this month’s edition, with plenty more digital content to explore. Elliot Swartz (UCLA) creates functional neuromuscular junctions using Maestro and Lumos technology, while Dr. Michael Nestor (The Hussman Institute for Autism) discusses using MEA technology to build a model of Autism. In addition, gain access to numerous journals featuring Maestro research, and learn how to change the color of your data traces in AxIS Tips.

April 2018 Axion Circuit Newsletter

April 2018

April was an exciting month for Axion’s Circuit newsletter. Download your FREE copy of Cell Press Selection’s publication centered on stem cells in neurological disorders, and watch Dr. Benjamin Bader's (NeuroProof) Coffee Break Webinar on using artificial intelligence to predict drug-induced seizures in the brain. Axion also welcomed its newest additions to our Europe Team.

March 2018 Axion Circuit Newsletter

March 2018

Explore the possibilities of Maestro Pro, the world’s most advanced MEA system, with digital content and publications featuring Maestro research. From March’s Coffee Break Webinar featuring Dr. Lorena Saavedra (Neucyte), rescuing Fragile X syndrome with gene-editing, to tips on how to auto-color your AxIS plate map, March’s Circuit newsletter is your go-to for updates on MEA technology.