The ECIS® Zθ (theta) instrument provides researchers with our most advanced, automated, non-invasive instrument capable of monitoring cell behavior in real-time without the use of labels.
The ECIS® Zθ measures the complex impedance spectrum (Z, R, C) of adherent cells growing on gold electrodes. The ECIS® Zθ can be configured to address 16 or 96 independent electrodes pattered in various 1, 2, 8 and 96 well cultureware.
The instrument consists of a Zθ system controller, 16 and/or 96 channel array station, computer and integrated software running on Windows 7 or Mac OS.
The ECIS® Zθ includes the elevated field module to carry out automated wound-healing and electroporation experiments. Optional accessories include:
The ECIS® flow module consisting of a pump controller and up to 8 peristaltic pumps for specialized cell applications under flow conditions. A CO2 stage incubator to allow simultaneous ECIS® and optical measurements. A specially adapted hypoxia chamber to conduct ECIS® experiments in a controlled gas environment.