Innovations in Electrophysiology


Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
Made in Germany

Fully-automated Roboocyte2 system for screening of ligand-gated and voltage-gated ion channels, as well as electrogenic transporters based on the standard Xenopus oocyte expression system. Complete with Roboocyte2 robot, 12-channel perfusion system, data acquisition and analysis software package, computer, and accessories.

Key features:

  • Optimized throughput of experiments
  • Automated, high-quality TEVC recording  from 96 oocytes without supervision
  • Flexible design of automated recording sequences
  • Automated compound application
  • Automated cell wash
  • Manual recording mode

• Roboocyte2 robot:
  - Dimensions (W x D x H): 320 mm x 320 mm x 310 mm
  - Supply voltage: 90-264 VAC
  - Integrated digital TEVC amplifier, voltage and current clamp operation mode
  - Clamp voltage setpoint: –500 mV to +500 mV
  - Typical rise time in voltage clamp mode: 500 µs
  - Sampling rate: 1 Hz - 20 kHz  
  - Current range -105 µA to +105 µA
  - Data resolution: 16 bits
  - Connects to the computer via USB interface
• Roboocyte2 program:
  - Roboocyte2 control program, featuring automated and manual operation,
    real-time monitoring, data analysis, database (Microsoft® Access® 2010)
• Roboflow perfusion system
  12-channel pinch valve Roboflow-System
  - Two peristaltic pumps
  - Adjustable flow rate 0.1 to 10 ml/min via RS232 serial port
  - Fully controlled and automated by the Roboocyte2 software
• Computer:
  - PC with monitor, keyboard, and mouse
  - With preinstalled operating system and software
• Stereo microscope (for alignment procedure)
• Accessories:
  - Manifold and tubing set
  - Alignment device
  - Test model probe
  - Oocyte filter
  - Manuals
• Consumables:
  - 1 x Unit of 4 TEVC measuring heads
  - 20 x 96-well plate from Nunc

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

Please note that for operating this system compressed air is necessary. We are offering a compressor that fits to both Roboocyte and Roboinject. If you wish to include this into the quote please let us know.