BLM kit

A compact and complete Lipid Bilayer kit for accurate electrophysiological recordings. The kit includes the eONE amplifier (HS or XV version), the EDR software with real-time analysis and all the tools for fast screening of ion-channels functional activity in lipid environments.

A large number of standard experiments can be performed using the BLM Kit. Stable membranes can be easily formed to study ion channels or toxin property. Without bulky setup you can start doing BLM experiments on your desk. The BLM Kit is especially designed for teaching activities, to enable students to learn electrophysiology basis on Lipid Bilayers properties, membrane protein study and ion channels analysis.

The kit is contained into a 16 x 10 x 5 cm Faraday cage and includes:

  • A recording chamber made by two 1 ml Delrin cuvettes with electrode input;
  • A set of laser drilled Teflon or Polyimide membranes, with fixed holes size of 50, 80, 100, 110, 150, 200 µm;
  • Paint brush, Ag wires, electrode connectors to plug the eOne amplifier.

Look this video showing a typical BLM experiment

Available septum & properties

Material Teflon Teflon Teflon Polyimide Polyimide Polyimide
Thickness 50 µm 50 µm 50 µm 50 µm 50 µm 50 µm
Hole size Ø 50 µm 80 µm 110 µm 100 µm 150 µm 200 µm
Typ. BLM capacitance (pF) 7 – 9 18 – 28 25 – 50 20 – 40 35 – 90 45 – 140
Max theoretical capacitance* 9.82 25.13 47.52 39.27 88.36 157.08

*considering 0,5 µF/cm2 spec. cap.)