ePatch

The world’s smallest integrated patch clamp amplifier and data acquisition system for whole-cell and single-channel recordings.

A very low noise one channel amplifier enabling high bandwidth acquisitions for voltage-clamp measurements.

The miniaturized ePatch amplifier integrates in a small headstage the low-noise amplifier, the pulse generator and the digitizer into only 42 x 18 x 78 mm and it is connected directly to the USB port of a laptop without the need of any other external bulky digitizer and control unit.

Applications

EZ Patch - the new ePatch software interface

EZ Patch software is the new patch-clamp electrophysiology software developed and released by Elements for easy control of the ePatch amplifier. EZ Patch allows:

  • Customizable user-friendly Windows-format interface
  • Real-time display of voltage and current digitized data
  • Parametric voltage protocols editor
  • Automatic or manual control of compensation settings
  • Membrane parameters estimation to keep track of cell health
  • Real-time data analysis (C-fast – estimation, noise, I/V graph, current histogram, etc.)
  • Digital LabBook
  • Data output saving formats: .abf
  • Available for Windows, coming soon for Mac OS

Discover how easy it is to use of EZ Patch by watching the demo videos in the Videos section below.

How to connect ePatch in a typical patch-clamp setup

  • Open input (RMS) noise: 115 fA rms @ 1kHz – 460 fA rms @ 10 kHz – 3.6 pA rms @ 100 kHz
  • Current ranges: ±200pA (Gain 2.25GΩ), ±2nA (Gain 225MΩ), ±20nA (Gain 22.5MΩ), ±200nA (Gain 2.25MΩ)
  • Parametric voltage protocols for pulse generator in the range of ± 500 mV
  • Available bandwidth between 62,5 Hz to 100 KHz
  • Max sampling rate: 200 ksps
  • C-fast – C-slow – R-series
  • C fast compensation range: 0-11 pF
  • R series compensation range: 0 -100 MΩ
  • Auto electrodes voltage offset fine compensation
  • Data output format .abf
  • Zap pulse
  • USB powered
  • Dovetail or rod bar mounting
  • 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.