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NPC-1 chip

The NPC-1 chip is a proprietary innovative product by Nanion Technologies, developed for the Port-a-Patch. It is produced and quality-assured in-house at Nanion headquarters and shipped from Munich to our international customers. Different types of NPC-1 chips are available which should be chosen depending on cell size and application.

Description and Material

  • Planar borosilicate glass slide with a micron-sized patch aperture
  • Borosilicate layer incorporated into a screw cap for easy handling
  • Minimal preparation between experiments
  • Open well format maximizes volume/surface ratio
  • No plastic in contact with compounds
  • Internal and external solutions accessible
  • Internal perfusion possible
  • A range of aperture sizes are available corresponding to different resistances (low, medium and high)

Available chip types

  • "NPC-1, 1-2 MOhm" (Order # 061101)
  • "NPC-1, 2-3.5 MOhm" (Order # 061102)
  • "NPC-1, 3-5 MOhm" (Order # 061103)
  • "NPC-1, 5-10 MOhm" (Order # 061104)
  • "NPC-1, 8-12 MOhm" (Order # 061105)
  • "NPC-1, 10-15 MOhm" (Order # 061106)

Other resistances available upon request!

Buffer solutions

Reliable buffer solutions are critical for any electrophysiological application. Our goal, therefore, is to provide high-class recording solutions that leave you in no doubt about quality and stability. Our quality assurance includes chemical tests as well as tests on our patch clamp systems of each lot. Our buffers are shipped with the corresponding "Certificates of Analysis" and "Material Safety Data Sheets" (MSDS).

How can we help you?

Contact our specialist Dr. Patrick Mumm (Product Manager of the Port-a-Patch family). Patrick is delighted to help you:
or call: +49 89 2190 95-099
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