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Number of recording channels
20 - 50 data points per day
Successful whole-cell recordings
70 - 90%
Seal resistance
> 1 GΩ
Series resistance
< 10 MΩ
Chip resistance
2 - 3.5 MΩ
Various other resistances available
Recording configuration
Whole cell, perforated patch, cell attached
Cell types
Cell lines (e.g. CHO or HEK)
Stem cells (e.g. cardiac, neuronal)
Primary cells (e.g. red blood cells, immune cells, epithelial cells, cancer cell lines, smooth muscle cells, synoviocytes, etc)
Whole-cell stability
∼ 30 minutes
Perfusion time constant
∼ 150 ms
Minimum exposure time
200 ms
Internal perfusion time constant
∼ 5 s
Unlimited solution additions
Consumable shelf life
> 1 year
Temperature control
10 - 50°C
Current clamp
Integrated as standard
Optical stimulation

Standard Delivery Package

The Port-a-Patch system includes:

  • Port-a-Patch recording station (including Faraday top)
  • Port-a-Patch Suction Control, USB-controlled (no house vacuum needed)
  • EPC-10 USB amplifier (HEKA Electronics), system compatible with other amplifiers
  • Desktop PC or Notebook with pe-installed PatchControl & electrophysiology software
  • NPC-1 borosilicate recording chips
  • Reagent starter kit
  • Installation support & training
  • 1 year warranty with further optional comprehensive service plans available

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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