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Stimulator

Integrated programmable stimulator

BioCAM Stimulator X

The stimulator is an add-on module that expands the functionality of BioCAM X. The module has been designed to be integrated inside the BioCAM X to save your equipment space.  The module’s channels can be directly accessed through the BioCAM X’s rear connector or, more easily, through the included BX110A external connector box. The stimulator module features (see full specs):

  • 4 independently programmable current stimulation channels up to +/-1 mA (time res. 10 μs, amplitude res. 10 μA)
  • routing toward 16 on-chip stimulation sites (HD-MEA Stimulo)
  • routing to 4 external differential channels (for use with your external electrodes)
  • three LV-TTL GPIOs

Hub

Compact connector hub

BX110A

The external connector box BX110A facilitates the access to channels provided by BioCAM X and its internal modules (for instance the stimulation module). It provides:

  • 4 output stimulation channels
  • 1 input stimulation channel
  • 3 digital In/Out lines
  • 2 analogue input lines

Incubator

Longer culture recordings out of the incubator

MIB: the Mini-incubator box

Thanks to our long experience with neuronal cell culture, we realized MIB, a Mini-incubator box for BioCAM X, to enable long-term recordings from neuronal cell cultures on microelectrode arrays. MIB can be easily connected to the O2/CO2 line. The temperature is constantly monitored by the BioCAM X temp-control.

MEA Lids

Sterility and humidity under control

MEA lids

Our MEA lids have been specifically designed for our HD-MEA probes. They are made of polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon™) and have a transparent membrane (FEP: fluorinated ethylene-propylene) stretched across the top. The membrane allows the diffusion of gases, but limits evaporation, thus reducing the need for a humidified atmosphere, while also preventing culture contamination. Caps can be sterilized and are available with just the FEP membrane (BC100A; left figure) or equipped with a perfusion inlet and outlet (BC101A; right figure).