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MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads (January 2021)

  Welcome to our MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads blog. A new year also means new publications to highlight and new topics to discover. This year as well, for our monthly must-reads, we will choose a theme per month and select five papers that we think are worth reading. Last year we covered a range of topics from Human iPSC-Derived Neurons to a special COVID-19 edition called Neurons and Viruses. In our first edition of 2021, we have decided to focus on Functional…

MaxWell Biosystems Completes CHF 4 million Series A Financing Round

Zurich, Switzerland, 16 December 2020 – MaxWell Biosystems AG, a spin-off from ETH Zürich founded in 2016 announced today the closing of a CHF 4 million Series A financing round to further industrialize and scale-up the production of their consumables, so called multiwell high-density microelectrode array (HD-MEA) plates. Such scale-up will enable the customers of MaxWell Biosystems in the pharmaceutical industry to run functional drug screenings at a higher throughput and ultimately contribute to accelerate the development of drugs targeting…

MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads (December 2020)

  The year 2020 is almost over but we have one last edition of our monthly must-reads blog in store for you. This year we covered numerous topics, from applications (Retinal Organoids, Retina, Organoids, Human iPSC-Derived Neurons, Axons, Beta Cells) to MEA (MEA for drug screening, Burst Detection, Spike Sorting, Neuroengineering) and also wrote a special edition (Neurons and Viruses). In our December edition, we highlight the latest developments on Direction Selectivity in the Retina. We feature the article written by Matsumoto et al. which investigates the…

MaxWell Travels (Virtually) : Conferences 2020.2

We have almost reached the end of 2020. In normal times we would now reflect on all the wonderful people we met around the globe during conferences. However, 2020 was a year that was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic and numerous conferences went virtual or were canceled last minute. Even if we could not meet you face to face the team of MaxWell Biosystems was very glad to have the chance to participate in a variety of events…

MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads (November 2020)

  It is already time for the 11th and second-to-last edition of our monthly blog in 2020. We hope you enjoyed last month’s post about Neuroengineering as well as our previous posts about a variety of scientific topics (MEA for drug screening, Beta Cells, Burst Detection, Axons, Retina, Organoids, Human iPSC-Derived Neurons, Neurons and Viruses and Spike Sorting). In our November edition, we highlight the latest developments on Retinal Organoids. We highlighted the article written by Cowan et al. which developed functioning human retinas in a dish. Please find a…
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