Originally founded in 2003 to develop novel, high performance drug discovery screening systems by fusing microsystems engineering with cell biology, Cellectricon was spun out of Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. 

From a broad IP portfolio and profound expertise in microfluidics and electrophysiology, we rapidly developed several highly innovative technology platforms that were successfully launched to the market. Over the years, we developed a substantial Client base consisting of large pharmaceutical and biotech companies as well as leading academic institutions.

With the change in drug discovery paradigms towards one of outsourcing of specialized services, we decided in 2012 to offer access to our technology platform in a services-based offering. With an initial focus on chronic pain drug discovery, our experienced neurobiology team provided fully collaborative assay development and phenotypic primary cell screening to leading pharmaceutical companies. We quickly obtained commercial traction and in 2014 we decided to withdraw from all direct product sales activities. 

In 2016 we started to explore the application of our discovery platform for neurodegenerative disease research and drug discovery. Working with select Clients, we quickly identified unique assay concepts and opportunities for our platform. Following further refinement of the platform, we launched our neurodegenerative disease research services in 2018. Our services aim to enable drug discovery campaigns focused on previously unidentified targets and thus provide an opportunity for the development of highly differentiated therapeutics for several neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Today we take the next step on our journey with the launch of our Neuroplasticity service module. The module includes a broad range of high-quality assays designed for the identification of novel targets and molecules affecting disease processes relevant for neuropsychiatric as well as neurodegenerative disorders. With our service module, we support Clients to advance the understanding of the mechanisms underlying neuroplasticity.

Based in Sweden, Cellectricon AB is a privately held company. The main shareholders are Ägir Invest, Dunross & Co., together with employees and seed investors.

Mattias Karlsson

“We know that every project is different and at Cellectricon we tailor our project workflow to meet the individual needs of our customers and their research goals. With well-established technologies and extensive industry experience, our discovery services provide researchers a flexible and de-risked approach to early-stage drug discovery.”