icon pap  Port-a-Patch publication in HEKA Impulse (2005)

Brüggemann A., George M., Klau M., Beckler M., Steindl J., Behrends J., Fertig N.

HEKA impulse 03, 2005, 2-4.


In evaluating ion channel function, patch clamping, provides the highest information content but every electrophysiologist knows the draw back of the size and complexity of a patch clamp rig. We present here patch clamp recordings in the whole cell con- figuration performed with planar patch clamp chips, which are micro- structured from borosilicate glass substrate. The chips are used in the Port-a-Patch, a simplified and miniaturized patch clamp setup that enables automated patch clamp experiments on a single cell. The PatchMaker software performs the experiment by executing user-determined protocols for cell positioning and in communication with the PULSE software also protocols for electrical stimulation and current readout. In various electro- physiological experiments, the high quality of recordings and the versatility of the perfusion of the recorded cells are demonstrated.

Download here

Back to Overview

Contact Us

Please type your full name.
Invalid email address.
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Nanion Technologies GmbH

Ganghoferstr. 70A
D-80339 Munich - Germany