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) linkage
  • 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 pre-installed 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
    - 1 x Unit of Microloader tips from Greiner
    - 20 x 96-well plate from Nunc

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