News and Events

May 3, 2017 Amphasys at ISF World Seed Congress (May 22 - 24, 2017)

Pollen is the seed of the seed companies, and seed is in the center of the International Seed Federation ISF Wold Seed Congress in Budapest. Therefore, the label-free, portable solution of Amphasys for the analysis of pollen viability is at the root of a successful business for the seed industry. Visit us at our booth 618.

April 28, 2017 Global warming - new publication about heat tolerance in pollen viability

High temperatures interfere with sexual reproduction and thus fruit and seed set. Heat tolerance was analyzed, among other things, by pollen viability and pollen number. Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) were identified for most of these traits, including a single, highly significant one for pollen viability, which accounted for 36% of phenotypic variation in the population and modified pollen viability under high temperature with around 20%. Download the publication by Xu et al. from the group of Prof. Ivo Rieu.

Feb. 19, 2017 The new 80 μm chips are available!

The new chips are designed to further increase the sensitivity for cells with a size of 15 to 40 μm. This chip is particularly useful for the analysis of small pollen, especially in combination with the 120 and 250 μm chips, because the same fluidic system can be used.

Jan. 14, 2017 Amphasys at PAG in San Diego (January 14 - 18, 2017)

At the upcoming International Plant & Animal Genome conference in San Diego Amphasys will present its “lab-on-chip” technology which enables efficient and reproducible determination of pollen viability, ploidy and developmental stages of microspores. In a collaboration with the New York based full service distribution partner Neutec Group, the highly innovative solutions from Amphasys are presented in booth 532. Download the poster.

Jan. 12, 2017 Presentation at UC Davis, California

Amphasys will be presenting at the SeedCentral Discover Meeting at the University of California in Davis. Download the 45-second introduction here.

Nov. 10, 2016 New Publication about Pollen Analysis

Impedance Flow Cytometry: A Novel Technique in Pollen Analysis. Analysis of pollen viability plays an important role in various aspects of plant breeding and production processes. Here, we show that the label-free analysis of pollen based on their dielectric properties by impedance flow cytometry (IFC) is a very efficient method for the determination of pollen viability and microspore maturation in a high throughput manner. In addition, IFC shows potential in pollen analysis with respect to germinability and ploidy. Heidmann et al. 2016, PLOS ONE

Oct. 11, 2016 Innovation Newsletter by the Canton of Lucerne

Marcel Schwerzmann, the president of the government of the canton Lucerne, recognizes Amphasys for its development of a revolutionary technology for the easy and fast analysis of single cells. See newsletter for more details (in German).

Sept. 29, 2016 New AmphaSoft 2.0 version for upgraded Ampha Z32

The proven AmphaSoft for acquisition and analysis of impedance flow cytometry measurements has been completely redesigned for state-of-the-art user friendliness, speedy experiments and integration of accessory tools for automated high-thoughput viability analysis. It runs on Windows 7 or 10 and requires the new Ampha Z32 cytometer or a hardware upgrade enabling even higher accuracy and speed. Contact us for further details. 

Sept. 2 - 3, 2016 Amphacademy

After a successful first edition, the Amphacademy 2016 will be again an international meeting for experienced researchers, leading scientists, opinion leaders, experts and new users in the Amphasys community

August 26, 2016 Application note: Wheat Pollen Viability

Successful breeding and production of wheat and other crops depends on strong and healthy pollen: Only viable pollen can induce the growth of a grain. The higher the pollen quality, the larger the yield! Amphasys provides the unique and mobile tool to analyze pollen quality! See our new application note.

June 20, 2016 Presentation at CSEM in Alpnach

At the CSEM Microtalk in Alpnach, Amphasys will present its novel "lab-on-chip" technology and applications. The mobile equipment in combination with the label-free analysis enable many applications which were previously not possible.

June 4, 2016 Patent on Milk Analysis

Amphasys was granted with a patent on milk analysis based on impedance flow cytometry. See our application description for further info.

May 9, 2016 Amphasys introduces Autosampler at Analytica 2016

Amphasys will introduce its newest product addition, a fully integrated autosampler, during the Analytica from May 10 to 13, 2016 in Munich. Visit us at our booth 106 in hall B1 (together with Biotool Swiss) or contact us in order to make an appointment.

April 30, 2016 Amphasys enters the Chinese and Indian Markets

Together with our local distribution partner Manyara Biotech and its Indian subsidiary Metal Hands the highly innovative solutions for mobile and label-free single cell analysis are now made available through their branches in Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan (China) as well as in Mumbai (India). Amphasys technology is already being used in 17 countries in 4 continents. See startupticker.ch for more details.

April 6, 2016 Venture Leaders Award for Amphasys

Amphasys has been awarded as Venture Leader, the "Swiss national startup team". The team is selected by Venturelab after a highly competitive process to represent Switzerland in Boston. This prestigious price fits very nicely into Amphasys’ strategy to grow on an international scale with the USA and Asia being the next big market regions.

April 2, 2016 Amphasys at UK PlantSci 2016 and at MonoGram 2016

Amphasys will be present at the UK Plan Sciences 2016 from April 11 to 12 at John Innes Conference Centre, Norwich and at the MonoGram 2016 from April 13 to 14 at NIAB in Cambridge. Visit us at our booth or contact us in order to make an appointment.

March 17, 2016 Bachelor Thesis supported by Amphasys wins Lab Sciences Award

The Veronika and Hugo Bohny Stiftung recognizes exceptional Bachelor Theses with the "Lab Sciences Award". Amphasys has contributed support and the topic of "Signal processiong and data mining in impedance flow cytometry". The two students Simon Castelberg and Sebastian Lang have succeeded in working out an algorythm for an optimized signal processing which will be available in future AmphaSoft releases (see StartupTicker).

Jan. 9, 2016 Amphasys at PAG in San Diego (January 9 - 13, 2016)

At the upcoming International Plant & Animal Genome conference in San Diego Amphasys will present its “lab-on-chip” technology which enables efficient and reproducible determination of pollen viability, ploidy and developmental stages of microspores. In a collaboration with New York based Neutec Group, the highly innovative solutions from Amphasys are now made available to customers in the U.S.A. and Canada.  

Dec. 16, 2015 Amphasys in the newspaper
Innovation made in Switzerland: In connection with the IHZ-Price ceremony where Amphasys was awarded for “exceptional accomplishments in development and design of innovative, technology-oriented and know-how based products, processes and services” by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Central Switzerland (IHZ), the Swiss newspaper "Neue Luzerner Zeitung" has published a report about Amphasys
 
Nov. 10, 2015 New Products and Services

Ampha Z30 is now more mobile than ever: With our new rechargeable batteries the Instrument can be operated independent of any power plug. A battery provides power for about 4 to 5 hours. They are available as single pieces, as a double battery kit or as part of the mobility kit including a robust transport case and a 12 V car adapter.
Inspired by requests from users and based on our own experience we now provide three support and maintenance plans

Sept. 23, 2015 Amphasys awarded with IHZ-Prize
Amphasys was awarded for “exceptional accomplishments in development and design of innovative, technology-oriented and know-how based products, processes and services” by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Central Switzerland (IHZ). IHZ points out that Amphasys has succeeded in providing an innovative technology to easily analyze the pollen quality as a basis for the production of high-quality seed. 
 
Sept. 18, 2015 Tutorial Films online
Inspired by the success of our Amphacademy we have created a series of Amphasys tutorial movies to share our best practice recommendations with the whole Amphasys user community. Check them out for easy setup in the lab or mobile use in the field, for sample preparation, maintenance and software handling including tips and tricks.
 
Sept. 18, 2014  Amphasys among Top 100
Amphasys has been ranked as nr. 66 among the top 100 Swiss startup companies (www.startup.ch/Amphasys). The 100 most innovative and promising Swiss startups are picked by renowned startup experts from over 100'000 young companies.