Pipette Holder

Patch Clamp Amplifiers – Holders



HEKA’s new optimized pipette holder, made of extremely low-noise polycarbonate, offers two major improvements that virtually eliminate pipette movement and air leakage by elongation of the holder’s cap and addition of a third O-ring.

The longer cap allows for the insertion of a small polycarbonate cylinder, keeping the first O-ring firmly in place, even after removal of the cap for cleaning purposes.

The second O-ring is nestled at the other end of the short cylinder featuring a precision mill cut that holds it in place.

This new design provides the highest pipette stability, eliminates air leaks, and extends the life time of O-rings. Most importantly, this new holder will increase the rate of successful recordings and increase productivity.

All amplifiers (EPC 10, EPC 9, EPC 8, and EPC 7) come with our standard pipette holder for glass capillaries with an outer diameter of 1.5 mm. They are equipped with a BNC connector to fit to the headstages of the patch clamp amplifiers EPC 10, EPC 9, EPC 8, EPC 7 or potentiostat PG 300.

For your special requirements, instead of the ‘standard’ pipette holder (1.5 mm), modified holders for outer diameters of 1.0, 1.3, 1.7 and 2.0 mm are available on request without extra charge. Please specify when ordering.


Available Pipette Holders sizes:

  • 1.0 mm (GHPIPH10)
  • 1.3 mm (GHPIPH13)
  • 1.5 mm (GEPCH1)
  • 1.7 mm (GHPIPH17)
  • 2.0 mm (GHPIPH20)

Accessories and Spare Parts for Pipette Holders:

  • O-rings (pack of 10) in two sizes:
    • For outer diameters in the range from 1.0 to 1.7 mm (GAORINGE)
    • For outer diameters in the range of 2.0 mm (GAORING2)
  • Gold Pin for Electrode Connector (GAOPIN01)
    • Gold pin which connects the BNC-plug and the silver wire
  • Replacement cap set containing:
    • 1x Screw Cap
    • 1x Distance Sleeve
    • 2x O-rings

    Available for:

    • 1.0 mm (GRPIPE10)
    • 1.3 mm (GRPIPE13)
    • 1.5 mm (GRPIPE15)
    • 1.7 mm (GRPIPE17)
    • 2.0 mm (GRPIPE20)

Please refer to the part number when ordering!


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