Taking advantage of our online systems during the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 is forcing everyone to reconsider how they work. At Symcel, while we place a lot of value on personal interactions, we also have strong digital workflows that allow us to do our jobs remotely. These workflows have prepared us for the important safety measures being imposed by this dangerous pandemic and allow us to continue to work productively and support our clients. The workflows also allow is to safely welcome potential new clients to try us out and take advantage of our remote internal demos where you can send samples to be tested on our calScreener without risky travel plans.
Firstly, if you’re interested in trying out the calScreener there is a digital demo submission form here:
The demo is completely free, and we go through a screening process first to make sure that we can do the experiments that you need and generate the results that you expect. For the screening process, we’ll need to talk to you, but of course, there’s a digital solution for that too.
Digital meeting software has revolutionised the way we do science and conduct business. We can have online meeting rooms with multiple attendees from all over the world. We use Zoom and we’ll set up a call with you and any collaborators or members of your lab to talk through our technology and your experiments to be sure that we can really help.
Once we work out the details of your experiment, you can then send samples to us to run a demo in our lab based in Stockholm. We can run the samples using a small team or a single application scientist without the need for highly trafficked labs or offices which will reduce any potential virus spreading.
Once the demo has finished, our application scientists can evaluate the results and help to analyse the data before sending it to you and arranging a debrief call. For some examples of the types of analysis that can be done, here is a recent article outlining some different approaches.
A simple, digital workflow
That’s all there is to it. We want our demo processes to be smooth to make sure that as many researchers as possible get the chance to try microcalorimetry for their experimental systems. If you’re not sure whether it could work for you, we recently published an article with some examples of how microcalorimetry has been applied in different biological systems and our application scientists are always open to discuss it with you.