Average Rating of 4.9/5.0

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Arturo Picones

National Laboratory of Channelopathies

23 June 2021

5 review stars

Best instrument in its class

Highest possible quality results obtained with this instrument

Application Area: Recording of ion channel functional activity by the automated patch-clamp technology

P├ęter Orvos

University of Szeged, Hungary

01 January 2021

5 review stars

Reliable instrument and fantastic support.

The Port-a-Patch is a very compact single-channel bench-top workstation. Chip mounting station and amplifier head-stage are integrated in the shielded device, while an additional small suction control unit, a patch-clamp amplifier and a computer complete the system. However, it was further miniaturized by integrating the amplifier into the system in case of Port-a-Patch mini. Using this semi-automated patch clamp system is very easy. The user just pipettes solutions and cells onto the disposable recording chip, where a cell is automatically captured and sealed using the suction control unit. Visual control of this process by microscope and micro-manipulator are not required. Many add-ons, such as temperature controlled external perfusion system or the unique internal perfusion system expand the range of possible experiments can be performed by this device. Very impressive technology and system for quick test of cells and ion channels. However, for higher throughput, I recommend the Patchliner or SyncroPatch from Nanion, where 8 or 384 wells are recorded in parallel, respectively. In addition to state-of-the-art and reliable instruments, the experienced team at Nanion provide exceptional support and technical background to develop the experimental methods and achieve the best quality records.

Application Area: Ion channel pharmacology

Arturo Picones

National Laboratory of Channelopathies

05 June 2020

5 review stars

High quality results, comparable in all respects to manual classic patch-clamps.

High quality an reproducible results. Easy to use and very effective and reliable attention from the manufacturer after purchase. Highly recommendable technology and instrument.

Application Area: Electrophysiological patch-clamp recording of ion channel functional activity

Arturo Picones

National Laboratory of Channelopathies

26 February 2020

5 review stars

Reliable and powerful data production

Reliable and powerful data production

Application Area: Patch-clamp of ion channel activity

Samantha Mccavera

Cornell University

08 December 2011

5 review stars

Excellent easy to use system, no in depth knowledge of patch clamp technologies necessary. Excellent for screening and short characterization protocols.

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