Innovations in Electrophysiology


May 27, 2024
Founded nearly 30 years ago, Multi Channel Systems (MCS) is a pioneer in the development of commercially available microelectrode arrays (MEA) and their recording systems. MEAs have proven valuable for our understanding of how genetic background, disease pathology, and drugs alter neuronal network activity.
Oct 22, 2021
  TOX-Free: A virtual mirror to detect neuro- and cardiotoxicity of drugs, pesticides, and chemical pollutants.
Apr 29, 2021
  Science and Ingenuity Meet Space Travel Valuable insights into human health do not only come from Earthbound laboratories. Researchers have also sent subjects into outer space to better understand various aspects of health for astronauts and the general public. April is recognized as NASA’s Month of Ingenuity, and our teams at Harvard Bioscience are proud to support research being conducted in space. Below is an overview of three different initiatives where our Multi Channel Systems, DSI, and Harvard Apparatus solutions enabled critical advances in space research.
Oct 14, 2020
  Upgrade your modular MCS MEA setup with additional headstages for higher throughput, or different headstage types for new applications You are already a proud user of the MCS Interface Board 3.0? Take advantage now and upgrade your set-up with more headstages! Either get additional headstages of the type you already have to increase your throughput or get a new type that opens up a new application. Your existing interface board always stays the same, you just connect new headstages.  
Aug 12, 2020
Human iPSC AP – Since the 1970s microelectrode array (MEA) technology has been used to record electrical activity of excitable cells. A more recently discovered application of MEA technology for high-throughput action potential (AP) measurements is shown by Rosy Joshy-Mukherjee and team in the below paper and JoVE video.
Aug 10, 2020
Interested in developing your custom software solutions to interact with MCS products? Check out our GitHub repository with free and open source code samples! Get started on how to record data from MEA systems or deliver electrical stimulation with our C#, Python and Matlab examples. Build data analysis pipelines for your recorded data on top of our Matlab and Python toolboxes for MCS HDF5 files.
Jul 06, 2020
We have recently kicked-off the new Moore4Medical Research Project, a collaborative and multinational consortium, funded by ECSEL Joint Undertaking. The project will run for three years and aims at accelerating innovation in electronic medical devices.  Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH is involved in developing a Smart Multiwell Plate for Organ-on-Chip technology as well as new and active implantable bioelectronic medicines.
Mar 20, 2020
We are committed to supporting your research during this challenging time by providing tools to help you find better treatments and improve the quality of lives.  As a global company, we operate in countries which have been impacted to varying degrees, and as such have taken the appropriate precautionary measures to ensure our employees’ health and safety is protected, while providing no disruption in your service:
Nov 05, 2019
Planar electrodes reach their limits when it comes to tissue slices or cell clusters. The outer cell layers often contain dead cells which shield the cell signals of inner cell layers from the electrodes. The 3D electrodes of the 3D-MEAs penetrate 40 to 100 µm deep into the tissue and make recording from inner cell layers possible. 3D-MEAs are available in 4 versions:
Jun 27, 2019
Important note for our MC_Card users Compatibility issue with latest Windows 10 (1903) build