ePatch

The new tiny amplifier designed for high quality patch clamp recordings in both voltage clamp and current clamp modes.
The low-noise amplifier, the pulse generator and the digitizer are integrated within the small instrument.

Why choose ePatch?

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Miniaturized – Handheld instruments vs. bulky setup (4x2x8 cm) 

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Easy to use – can be directly installed to the micromanipulator mounting plate and powered by the USB port of a laptop

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Affordable – we enable technologies for everyone!

User cases

Connecting your ePatch in a setup has never been so easy

Technical specifications Voltage Clamp

  • Open input (RMS) noise: 300 fA rms @ 625 Hz – 1.5 pA rms @ 10 kHz – 12 pA rms @ 100 kHz
  • Current ranges: ±200 pA (Gain 2.25 GΩ), ±2 nA (Gain 225 MΩ), ±20 nA (Gain 22.5 MΩ), ±200 nA (Gain 2.25 MΩ)
  • Parametric voltage protocols for pulse generator in the range of ±500 mV
  • C fast compensation range: 0-11 pF
  • C slow comepensation range: C in 0-250 pF – Tau in 0-2500 μs
  • R series compensation range: 0-25 MΩ
  • Auto electrodes voltage offset fine compensation
  • Zap pulse

Technical specifications Current Clamp

  • Input (RMS) noise: 11 μV rms @ 625 Hz – 22 μV rms @ 10 kHz – 350 μV rms @ 100 kHz
  • Parametric current protocols for pulse generator in the range of ±2.5 nA (res. 0.2 pA) and ±100 nA (res. 10 pA)
  • Voltage range: ±700 mV
  • Pipette neutralization range: 0-31 pF
  • Bridge Balance compensation range: 0-40 MΩ
  • True-zero current mode

Other technical specifications

  • Available bandwidth between 625 Hz to 100 kHz
  • Max sampling rate: 200 ksps
  • Data output format .abf
  • USB powered
  • Dovetail or rod bar mounting
  • Available 0-5V programmable digital output
  • Size & Weight: 42 x 18 x 78 mm, 200 g

NOTE: EDR Episodic is replaced by EZ Patch since 07-2019. If you bought your ePatch before this date contact info@elements-ic.com to get a firmware update.

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