For Low Current Measurements
The EPC 10 USB amplifiers are available with one (EPC 10 USB), two (EPC 10 USB Double), three (EPC 10 USB Triple) or four (EPC 10 USB Quadro) amplifiers. This hardware product line is fully integrated with HEKA’s data acquisition LIH 8+8 AD/DA interface. The interface utilizes USB 2.0 and high speed processing technologies. The advanced integration of the EPC 10 USB with the interface and software minimizes total recording noise, eliminates compatibility problems and reduces additional equipment expenses and set-up time.
The digital control of all amplifier functions has been designed with two advantages in mind. Firstly, as the computer controls the functions of the amplifier, the data acquisition program can access and store variables that describe all of the settings during an experiment. Secondly, computer control allows the user to highly automated the experiments.
These include automatic switching (e.g, switching between the settings for establishing a seal or those for single channel recording) and also the automatic adjustment of capacitance transients cancellation and series resistance compensation. In fact, digital control of every adjustable parameter in the amplifier circuitry is implemented, including the calibration adjustments.
The EPC 10 USB is a complete data acquisition system, which can be controlled with HEKA’s PATCHMASTER software. A DLL (dynamic link library) is available to allow access of the system from a custom written application. The EPC 10 USB patch clamp amplifier, combined with a computer and PATCHMASTER software is equivalent to a fully equipped setup, which includes a patch clamp amplifier, a digital storage oscilloscope, a variable analog filter, a sophisticated pulse generator, and a fully featured data acquisition and analysis system.
- Low noise single channel recordings
- Low noise whole-cell patch clamp recordings: voltage clamp and current clamp / LFVC
- Loose patch recordings
- Intracellular voltage recordings with high resistance electrodes
- Field potential recordings with metal microelectrodes
- Recording from artificial membranes (Bilayer recordings)
- Study of Long Term Potentiation (LTP) and Long Term Depression (LTD)
- Study of Exocytosis/Endocytosis or Synaptic transmission by:
- Measurement of whole-cell membrane capacitance (PATCHMASTER)
- Measurement of on-cell membrane capacitance (PATCHMASTER)
- Detection of released substances (amperometry with e.g. carbon fibre electrodes
- Detection of releases substances under a patch (patch amperometry)
A detailed description of the Specifications can be found in the EPC 10 USB brochure.
- Upgrade your EPC 10 to an EPC 10 USB
- EPC 10 USB Brochure
- S-Probe Headstage Brochure
- EPC 10 USB Manual
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The EPC 10 USB Patch Clamp Amplifiers are shipped by default with 1.5 mm (OD) pipette holders. Other diameters are available on request.
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|895273||EPC 10 USB Single Patch Clamp Amplifier including 1x Red Star Headstage, 1x Pipette Holder (1.5 mm), 1x Model Cell (MC-10), 1 Patchmaster Software License|
|895277||EPC 10 USB Single Patch Clamp Amplifier including 1x S-Probe Headstage, 1x Pipette Holder (1.5 mm), 1x Model Cell (MC-10), 1 Patchmaster Software License|