Kinetic Systems, Inc.
We want to thank Jamie Simek of the University of Western Ontario for the photograph of the Zeiss LSM series microscope on our 9101-01-45 vibration isolation workstation. This system is used in research on the function of connexins and pannexins in health and disease. Connexins, or gap junction proteins, are a family of structurally related transmembrane proteins that assemble to form vertebrate gap junctions. Pannexins predominantly exist as large transmembrane channels connecting the intracellular and extracellular space which allow the passage of ions and small molecules. Our platform is a key component of this application by assuring the floor vibrations do not disturb the laser scanning process. This can lead to poor image quality. Kinetic Systems is proud to be a part of many life science applications such as these.