Feb 2, 2021
Creoptix launches waveRAPID® – a new and faster way of measuring kinetics to accelerate drug discovery
Virtual Product Launch
Wädenswil/Zurich, Switzerland, 2 February 2021 – Creoptix AG, a Switzerland-based company focused on next-generation bioanalytical instruments, today announced the launch of waveRAPID® (Repeated Analyte Pulses of Increasing Duration), a novel, label-free kinetic measurement method that is faster than traditional kinetics.
The company developed and commercializes the Creoptix® WAVEsystem to enable molecular interactions to be studied in real time, helping to revolutionize drug discovery. By bringing together modern label-free technology, application development know-how and sophisticated software, Creoptix offers a unique optical biosensor tool for binding kinetics. Engineered around its proprietary Grating-Coupled Interferometry (GCI) technology, the system achieves superior resolution in terms of signal and speed compared to traditional Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR). With the latest Creoptix innovation, researchers using waveRAPID® can now select drug candidates more accurately with both binding kinetics and affinity data.
Nicolas Bocquet, Senior Scientist at leadXpro, a lead discovery company focusing on membrane protein drug targets, commented: “Sensitivity and speed are crucial for our experiments – waveRAPID® is six times faster than traditional methods. In addition, waveRAPID® offers a new way of measuring kinetics to increase throughput and thus productivity in the laboratory.”
“The waveRAPID® system has given us a novel approach to our experimental work-flow and selection of hits. Being able to select fragments on the basis of a kinetic analysis is an advantage and opens up new opportunities for fragment library screening and characterization,” said Helena Danielson, Professor of Biochemistry at Uppsala University, Sweden.
Line Stigen Raquet, Chief Executive Officer of Creoptix, added: “Speeding up the early stages of drug discovery is crucial to getting new medicines to the patients faster. On the commercial side, accelerating R&D will improve the profitability of new therapies, shorten time-to-revenue and increase the lifespan of a drug under patent protection. Creoptix is passionate about delivering innovative products and best-in-class support that help our customers achieve scientific breakthroughs that improve people’s health. This pandemic has shown that getting drugs and vaccines to market faster save lives, and Creoptix is committed to making that happen.”
Creoptix is hosting a virtual webinar today, 2 February 2021, at 9am ET / 2pm GMT / 3pm CET with experts in kinetics from both industry and academia explaining the importance of kinetic measurements in the screening and discovery of novel drug molecules. To join, register here.
About Creoptix AG
Creoptix is a private company headquartered in Wädenswil, near Zurich, Switzerland, with a US office in the Boston area. Creoptix focuses on next-generation bioanalytical instruments for drug discovery and life sciences for both industry and academic research. Based on its proprietary sensor and microfluidics technology, the Creoptix® WAVEsystem provides exceptionally high sensitivity and resolution to study real-time biological interactions involving small molecules, peptides, membrane proteins, biologics, and other molecules even in biofluids like undiluted serum or plasma. Find more information at www.creoptix.com.