With the USB-MEA-System, you connect the MEA amplifier to a USB data acquisition device. The advantage is that you can run your experiment on every desktop PC or notebook. This system also enables you to make electrical activity audible in realtime. Furthermore - by moving the analysis from the PC to the DSP (Digital Signal Processor) integrated in the USB-ME-System hardware, a real-time signal detection/feedback is possible. The real-time signal detection/feedback is an advantageous feature if you need fast and predictable reactions related to recorded analog signals without time delay.
And last but not least it is the only system in the world, that enables you to run four experiments simultaneously, but completely independently from each other.
The system consists of a USB data acquisition, a MEA amplifier, microelectrode arrays (MEAs), and a temperature controller.
You can place cell and tissue preparations from heart, brain, and muscle on the MEA and record the electrophysiological signals with the MEA amplifier. The signals are then analyzed with the included software MC_Rack.
The modular principle offers various possibilities for a setup extension with perfusion or stimulation devices. The USB-MEA-System is an easy and straightforward solution to apply electrophysiological techniques for drug screening and basic research. Over 500 publications in scientific journals prove its versatility and reliability.
However, it is important, that you think about from how many electrodes you want to record from and how many amplifiers you want to use at the same time.
A standard microelectrode array has 60 electrodes. You need one amplifier to record from that. But you can also use two amplifiers to record from 2 MEAs using only 30 electrodes each.
Or do you want to use 4 amplifiers simultaneously? We certainly have a configuration according to your specific needs.
- USB-MEA60-Basic Systems:
complete system solution for in vitro recordings from 60 electrodes with 1 amplifier
- USB-MEA120-Twofold Systems:
complete system solution for in vitro recordings from 120 electrodes with 2 amplifiers simultaneously
- USB-MEA240-Fourfold Systems:
complete system solution for in vitro recordings from 240 electrodes with 4 amplifiers simultaneously