Innovations in Electrophysiology


Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
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In-vitro MEA system for diabetes research with beta cells in intact islets of Langerhans for acute and chronic recording.

MEA2100-Mini-System: MEA workstation with small footprint for recording and analyzing data from one 60-electrode MEA (microelectrode array). With integrated data acquisition for recording from 60 MEA electrodes and 8 additional analog channels. Integrated filter amplifier and 2-channel current or voltage stimulus generator. Headstage can be operated in a humid incubator.
MEA2100-Beta-Screen-System: Compact data acquisition system for up to 8 beta-screen-MEA headstages with 5 channels each.
Complete with MEA2100-Mini-headstage, one MEA2100-beta-screen-headstage, MCS-signal collector unit, MCS-interface board 3.0 multiboot, data acquisition and analysis software, two beta-screen recording chambers, one peristaltic perfusion system, one constant vacuum pump, power supply, and accessories. USB Super Speed data transfer with a specialized beta-screen software.

• Data acquisition and analysis software Multi Channel Suite
  - Including a 2 years maintenance package (software updates and support)
• MEA2100-Mini headstage (MEA2100-Mini-HS60):
  Pre- and filter amplifier with integrated data acquisition and
  analog-digital converter. Can be operated in a humid incubator.
  - Dimensions: 186 mm x 80 mm x 12 mm
  - Bandwidth adjustable via software
  - Direct access to each electrode for stimulation via internal stimulus generator
  - Control of stimulator via the included data acquisition software
  - Integrated blanking circuit for stimulus artifact suppression
  - 2 independent stimulus generators
  - Current stimulation at max. +/-1 mA
  - Voltage stimulation at max. +/-10 V
  - Power consumption 1.5 W
  - Sampling rate max. 50 kHz per channel
  - Integrated heating element with PT 100 sensor
• Data acquisition and analysis software Beta-Screen
- Including a 2 years maintenance package (software updates and support)
• MCS interface board 3.0 multiboot (MCS-IFB 3.0 Multiboot):
Includes various in-/outputs:
- 4x Digital Out: Interface for output bit 0 -3 of the 16-bit digital input / output
channels (Lemo connector)
- 4x Digital In for synchronization with other instruments (bit 0 - 3) (Lemo
- Digital IN / OUT: Interface for 16-bit digital input / output channels. Generates
or accepts TTL-pulses
- 1x Stereo Out: Possibility to export 2 channels (e.g on an oscilloscope or
headphones making the signals audible)
- 2x Analog IN: Interface for 2 additional analog inputs (channel 1 and 2) (Lemo
- Analog IN: 8-channel Analog input (channel 1-8)
- 1x Ground
- 1x Universal Serial Bus Super Speed for transferring digitally converted data to
any data acquisition computer with a sampling rate of up to 50 kHz
(USB Super Speed cable)
- 1x USB Serial Bus Super Speed for programing the integrated signal processor
- External power supply: 100-240 V input voltage range
• MCS signal collector unit (MCS-SCU in vitro):
- Four programmable outputs for optical stimulation (optogenetics)
- Up to two signal collector units can be connected to one MCS-IFB
• 1x MEA2100-Beta-Screen-HS
Compact 5 channel headstage for MEA2100-Beta-Screen-System.
- Fully digital 5 channel headstage with built-in FPGAs
- Bandwidth adjustable via software
- Data resolution: 24 bit
- Sampling rate max. 50 kHz per channel
- Integrated heating device, controlled by the Beta-Screen software
- Includes fluidic ports for perfusion and suction port to adhere clusters to the electrodes
• 2x Beta-Screen recording chamber:
  - Base for the Beta-Screen-MEA
  - Integrated fluidic
  - Integrated heating element
  - Includes sealing ring set (2x Beta-Screen-SL-Set) and Ag/AgCl-pellet for grounding the bath (2x P1060)
• 1x PPS2
Peristaltic perfusion system with one inlet and one outlet pump.
  -  Dimensions H x W x D: 235 x 160 x 110 mm
  - Weight: 3.45 kg
  - Flow rate freely adjustable via touch screen, software (included) or analog inputs
  - Flow rate inlet pump: 0 ml/min - 30 ml/min
  - Flow rate drain pump: 0 ml/min - 30 ml/min
  - Low pulsation pump design
  - Additional droplet isolation chambers to further absorb pulsation
  - Long life brushless motor drives
  - Low electromagnetic emission
  - Constant flow rates even at lowest setting
  - Supply voltage: 100VAC to 240VAC
  - Manual
  - 2 sets of replacement tubes incl. droplet isolation chambers
• 1x CVP
Constant vacuum pump with pressure control.
  - Dimensions H x D x W: 0.47 x 0.15 x 0.23 m
  - Weight: 7.4 kg
  - Resolution of pressure control: 0.1 mbar
  - Maximum negative pressure: -200 mbar
  - Accuray of the sensor: +/- 2.5 %
  - Supply voltage: Please specify voltage
  - Power supply
  - Manual
• Accessories:
- Test model probe
- Starting kit
- Spare parts
- Signal generator
- USB memory stick with user manuals and software

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