Smart, Compact, and Easy-to-use System
The Roboocyte2’s compact and functional design saves space on your work bench. It is compatible with standard lab equipment and can be easily integrated in your working environment. Software controls replace any knobs on the device. The Roboocyte2 is straightforward and easy to operate; handling does not require special skills or equipment.
The recording is performed using disposable standard 96-well plates, which are commercially available from several providers. The oocytes are plated into the wells in a couple of minutes. They quickly settle within the conical wells and adhere to the well bottom after a few hours. The oocytes no longer need to leave the plate; you can easily transfer the oocytes from the incubator to the Roboocyte2 device and back again.
The well plate carrier, powered by linear motors, hovers smoothly and noise-free on a cushion of pressurized air above a magnetic steel plate. It operates at 20 μm resolution. The complete system requires no maintenance other than occasional cleaning of the steel plate.
The vertically moving z-arm, which holds the TEVC probe, is designed for the high demand of speed and precision. The z-arm moves at a resolution of 20 μm; position and speed are computer-controlled. A quick adjustment process guarantees the precise impalement of the oocytes. We recommend using the ready-made measuring heads provided by Multi Channel Systems. If you prefer to produce your own, we strongly recommend blank measuring heads from MCS. You can then fix your own capillaries, perfusion tubing, and silver wire to the mounting support.
The new “ClampAmpC” high performance amplifier is specifically designed and manufactured for the two-electrode voltage clamp method by MCS hardware specialists. Ready-to-use TEVC probes make the handling quick and easy. The Roboocyte2 package includes everything you need to start right away, including a high performance computer with monitor, TEVC probes, tubing, the Roboflow liquid handler, and accessories.