SURFE²R N1 platform
The SURFE2R N1 device contains electrophysiological hardware, liquid handling components and the computer running Windows, plus the data recording and analysis software SurfControl. It’s an easy-to-learn, all-in-one robotic workstation which can measure 150 data points a day in a fully automated manner.
The SURFE2R Stimulating Optical Lid (SOL)
The SURFE2R Stimulating Optical Lid (SOL) replaces our standard lid for the measurement chamber. The optical lid contains a plate with an integrated LED ring - exchangeable within seconds and available in eight different wavelengths. The LED may be used to study light-gated channels or light-driven pumps such as Channelrhodopsin or Bacteriorhodopsin. But it can also be applied to study the voltage dependence of other transporter targets through voltage generation via light-triggered electrogenic transporters or channels. Usually, the SURFE2R applies a solution exchange providing a substrate to activate the transporter and record the resulting transient transporter current. Now substrate and light activation can be used individually, or a combination of light and substrate stimuli enables experimental designs which were never seen before. Besides the stimulating optical lid itself, the add-on comes with new internal electronics and a powerful software upgrade to control the LEDs: We developed a new workflow editor which can be used to set several experimental parameters such as light intensity, and to switch between continuous and pulse modes.
Contact our specialist Dr. Maria Barthmes (Product Manager of the SURFE2R product family). Maria is delighted to help you: