Innovations in Electrophysiology

MEA Xpress

Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
Quality Made in Germany

Complete solution for automated liquid handling and Multiwell-MEA recordings and analysis:
MEA Xpress robot for automated dilution series preparation, and compound application with integrated Multiwell-MEA headstage and interface board for recording and analyzing data from multiwell MEA plates. Including accessories. USB High Speed data transfer with a sampling rate of up to 50 kHz/channel.

• MEA Xpress robot:
Automated dilution series preparation and compound application
  - Seven freely assignable slots for reagent reservoirs, compound plates and other labware.
  - Two pipette mounts (for any combination of single- and 8-channel pipettes)
  - Four different pipette models covering a volume range of 1 – 1000 µl
  - By default equipped with single-channel pipette (30-300 µl) and 8-channel pipette (5-50 µl)
  - Speed: Fills a 96-well plate in 20 seconds
  - Accuracy (systematic error) for default pipette models: 5 - 50 µl: 1 - 5 %, 30 - 300 µl: 0.6 - 5 %
  - Precision (random error) for default pipette models: 5 - 50 µl: 0.4 - 5 %, 30 - 300 µl: 0.3 - 2.5 %
  - Protocols: Pre-defined or customizable (open-source)
  - WiFi and USB connection
• Multiwell-MEA headstage:
  288-channel pre- and filter amplifier with integrated data
  acquisition and analog-digital converter
  - Bandwidth adjustable via software
  - Integrated stimulus generators (any electrode can be selected
    for stimulation)
  - Current stimulation at max. +/-1 mA
  - Voltage stimulation at max. +/-10 V
  - Control of stimulator via the included data acquisition
    software Multiwell Screen
  - Integrated blanking circuit for stimulus artifact suppression
  - Sampling rate max. 50 kHz per channel
  - Additional analog and digital in-/outputs
  - Integrated heating plate and temperature control
• Interface board multiboot (IFB-C):
  Interface board with signal processor for real-time signal
  detection and feedback
  Includes various in-/outputs:
  - 16 possible boot images to operate all MCS headstages
of the modular 2100 amplifier suite
  - 16-bit digital input/output channels for TTL integration, 3.3/5 V compatible
(All channels accessible on the backside via Honda-PCS-XE68LFD,
additional bit 0-3 digital in and bit 0-3 digital out accessible on
the front via LEMO EPL.00.250.NTN)
  - Channel definition via software: IFB-Control
(free to download) – Boot image definition
  - 8 analog input channels, +/- 10 V voltage input range
@ 24 bit ADC accessible on the front
(All channels via DIL10Header-100mil, channel 1 and 2
additional via LEMO EPL.00.250.NTN)
  - Audio/stereo out (standard stereo jack 3.5 mm)
  - USB-3.0 type C data transfer to PC (cable included)
  - iX industrial, type B cable for connecting IFB-C to
headstage/signal collector unit/receiver (cable included)
  - DSP-JTAG for direct programming of the built-in DSP
  - Physical ground socket (4 mm socket)
  - External power supply included: 24 V/65 W, 110-240 V
• Multiwell Screen program:
  - Configuration of experiment protocols, compounds and dilution series, analysis tools and stimulation protocols
  - Automatic preparation of dilution series from stock solutions
  - Automatic execution of experiments: data acquisition, data analysis and liquid handling
  - Report generation and data export
  - Including a 2 years maintenance package (software updates and support)
• Accessories:
  - USB memory stick with user manuals and software

Technical specifications as specified in the data sheet unless noted otherwise in the order.