The USB-MEA256-System is a stand-alone plug-and-play data acquisition system based on signal processing technology. All necessary components combined in one device:
- Integrated amplifier for 252+4 channels: 252 channels from the microelectrode array plus 4 additional channels for e.g. simultaneous patch clamp recordings or any other analog signals such as temperature, pH, etc.
- Integrated Analog/ Digital board for converting analog signals to digital data streams.
- Integrated heating system.
- Easy adaption to our stimulus generators for current and voltage driven stimulation. Each electrode is selectable for stimulation.
The high number of electrodes has two main benefits.
Firstly, you can cover a large area to record from different spots on your preparation.
Secondly, the higher density of electrodes provides a better spatial resolution of the signal propagation.
Furthermore, when using our multiwell-MEAs, you can run up to 9 experiments simultaneously on one system.
See a screenshot of MC_Rack with a 9well-256MEA:
(picture courtesy of Axiogenesis, Ralf Kettenhofen; murine embryonic stem cells differenciated into cardiomyocytes)