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Planar lipid bilayers

Planar artificial lipid bilayers have been used as a reliable and chemically well-defined model system for decades to study channel-forming pores and ion channels via voltage clamp electrophysiology.

Micro-electrode-cavity array (MECA)

Unlike the classical approach, the Orbit devices rely on the Micro-Electrode Cavity Array (MECA) technology to enhance the ease of use and the throughput of BLM recordings due to parallelization. Each MECA chip consumable contains an array of micro-cavities with diameters in the µm-range which can conveniently be spanned by lipid bilayers as described in great detail in the book chapter provided on this page. Each cavity contains an Ag/AgCl-microelectrode to minimize stray capacitances and to enable parallel recordings with high resolution and low noise.


Investigation of
integral membrane proteins

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