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.

Bundle of MEA2100-Mini and MEA2100-Beta-Screen-1-System.

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 headstages with 5 channels each.

Complete with MEA2100-Mini headstage, MEA2100-Beta-Screen headstage, MCS-signal collector unit, MCS-interface board 3.0 multiboot, data acquisition and analysis software, one beta-screen microelectrode array, one peristaltic perfusion system, one constant vacuum pump, power supply, and accessories. USB Super Speed data transfer with a sampling rate of up to 50 kHz/channel.

  • 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
    - Gain and 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 connector)
    - 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 connector)
    - 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

  • 1x Beta-Screen-MEA
    Microelectrode array for cell cluster measurements:
    - TiN electrodes
    - PI isolator
    - With internal reference electrode
    - Linear electrode arrangement
    - 5 electrodes
    - Electrode spacing 570 μm
    - Electrode diameter 50 μm
    - perforated Polyimide foil
    - Integrated heating element
    - Warranty: 6 months

  • 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-230V
    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: 230 VAC
    - Power supply
    - Manual

  • Accessories:
    - 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.