Every Cell Counts.
MxW Bulletin | Edition No. 3 | 2020

Editor's Note

Hello Everyone! 

I hope you are doing well. 

For this newsletter, we feature a new application brochure on brain organoids. These artificially grown 3D mini-brains are currently getting a lot of attention as a promising tool to study cells in an organ and to monitor how neuronal function is altered by disease and drugs. Find out how our technology can be used for long-term, label-free analysis of brain organoids.

We also highlight our participation as a Silver Sponsor in ISSCR 2020 Virtual. Check out our Innovation Showcase available on-demand until the end of July. Additionally, we are launching a new video podcast series, MaxWell Connects. Watch the first episode and let us know what you think! 

And we are very excited to announce our new headquarters! Curious to learn more? Read on...

Here are the contents of this newsletter: Enjoy reading (and watching)!  :-)

New Application Brochure

Brain Organoids

Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be used to grow organoids that resemble the embryonic human brain. It is an exciting research field that opens up possibilities for new discoveries on the development and function of cells, as well as for characterizing disease models and effects of compounds. Brain organoids can be analyzed by our platforms, MaxOne and MaxTwo. This application brochure provides an overview of the use cases and different readouts applied to brain organoids. If you have any questions, you can schedule a session with one of our application scientists to discuss your experimental plans by following this link: https://calendly.com/mxw/call.
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Sneak Peak

New MaxWell Biosystems Headquarters

At the beginning of the year, MaxWell Biosystems moved into a new headquarters in Zurich! The whole team is thrilled about this milestone. Stay tuned for more updates on what's to come. (SPOILER: Something exciting!) 

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MaxWell Biosystems @ISSCR 2020 Virtual

MaxWell Biosystems was present at the ISSCR 2020 Annual Meeting! This global stem cell event took place virtually from 23-27 June and we were happy to take part in these five days of outstanding science.

The ISSCR content is available on-demand for 30-days, so if you attended ISSCR 2020, make sure to watch the recording of our Innovation Showcase on Next Generation High-Content Electrophysiology Systems for Efficient Functional Characterization of Human iPSC-Derived Neurons. (Note: You have to be an ISSCR 2020 attendee to access the video.) 

You can also still visit the numerous posters featuring results obtained using our high-content electrophysiology platforms:

  • MDD500: Functional Characterization of Axons in Human iPSC-derived Neurons Modeling Brain Diseases by High-density Microelectrode Arrays, presented by Dr. Michele Fiscella, MaxWell Biosystems
  • MDD501: Functional Characterization of Human iPSC-derived Neuronal Networks Using High-density Microelectrode Arrays presented by Silvia Ronchi, ETH Zurich
  • MDD309: Characterization of Dopaminergic Neurons with Copy Number Variations Associated to Autism and Schizophrenia, presented by Dr. Maria Sundberg, Boston Children's Hospital
  • CI238: In Vitro Recording of Propagating Action Potential along Sensory Axon with High-density Microelectrode Array, presented by Dr. Kenta Shimba, University of Tokyo
  • MDD448: Electrophysiological Characterization of α-Synuclein Function in Human iPSC-derived Dopaminergic Neurons using High-Density Microelectrode Arrays, presented by Philipp Hornauer, ETH Zurich
  • MDD431: Comparison of Electrophysiological Tools for Brain Organoids derived from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, presented by Dr. Jing Fan, Hopstem Biotechnologies

We also had very nice interactions at our virtual booth and some live demonstrations of our MaxOne and MaxTwo systems. If you did not attend the event but would like to discuss with our scientific team to find out how our high-content electrophysiological platforms can facilitate your research we would be happy to schedule a call with you! You can choose a timeslot that fits your schedule by clicking on this link

We are very pleased to present to you MaxWell Connects, a video podcast series featuring conversations on the technology, scientific applications, and other topics related to our company, products, and solutions. In the first episode, you will find out more about "The Third Skin". We hope you will enjoy it! Feel free to share it around!

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MxW News

MaxWell Biosystems at Roche Innovation Summit
MaxWell Biosystems has been selected by the European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Roche to participate in the EIC Corporate Day and Innovation Summit. We are proud to be among the 23 out of more than 300 companies that have been selected to be given the opportunity to collaborate with Roche during this event! 
MxW Webinar: Retina and MEAs

On June 11th, we hosted the second MaxWell Webinar about "Assessing retinal function in health and disease at single-cell resolution". It was again a great success! If you missed it or if you would like to watch it again, click the link below.
>> Link to replay

We will have our next webinar highlighting our All-in-One Software, MaxLab Live. Register now to learn more about the features of MaxLab Live and how to use it for your experiments.
>> Link to register

Top 100 Swiss Startup

Every year the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award showcases the 100 most innovative and promising Swiss startups. To vote for MaxWell Biosystems, click the golden logo 'vote now' button on our profile. Thanks a lot in advance for your support! 
>> Vote for us!

Latest Publications using MxW Technology

S. Idrees, M. P. Baumann, F. Franke, T. A., Z. M. Hafed, "Perceptual saccadic suppression starts in the retina," Nature Communications, 2020, 11 (1977). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15890-w Online