Maestro Pro by Axion BioSystems

Manufacturer Axion BioSystems  |   Model: MAESTRO768PRO
4.9
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One of the world's most advanced MEA system


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Average Rating: 4.9
7 Scientists have reviewed this product

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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: University of South Carolina



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Fascinating results, easy to use, important for publication.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area: Record and analyze neuronal activity & function

"MEA recording was easy, very straightforward and intuitive. This is a non-intrusive and simple way to measure electrical and functional abilities of neuronal cultures. It's giving us interesting results and has been a great addition to our work. This is a new endeavor for the field of neuroscience. We understand the cost of making the equipment and the plates are currently high; however, with the progress of this technology, we hope that the cost of making the plates will improve in the future. Undoubtedly, Anxion BioSystems has an excellent customer support system. Our account manager, Debby Hurtado, has been excellent with understanding our lab's needs and providing relevant guidance for our various technical questions. We wholeheartedly encourage many research labs to use this technology."

Review date: 09 Feb 2020 | Maestro Pro
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  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Thermo Fisher Scientific



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Easy to use, great results, and promising future directions!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Neural activity and disease modeling

"Our Maestro Pro MEA has proven to be a fantastic tool in our research so far. The instrument itself is high quality and user-friendly and the software has a coherent interface that makes operating the instrument and data analysis easy to learn. The Axion team has been incredibly available and helpful whenever we hit a snag or have questions - they have even been proactive to reach out to us with information they think might be useful for our applications. We have only scratched the surface with the capabilities of the MaestroPro in our applications and we have exciting plans of incorporating it more broadly into our research and services moving forward."

Review date: 07 Jan 2020 | Maestro Pro
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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Janssen Pharmaceuticals



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Very versatile and easy-to-use instrument.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Stem cell research

"Straightforward software, easy-to-use equipment and we have obtained high-quality and reproducible results. My advice for other users is to find a good protocol to plate the cells. Once you have it, the battle is won! You will always get quality data from the Maestro Pro. Data analysis tools are extremely good, no need for a deep and solid understanding of electrophysiology. One could work with the machine and analyze the data without being an expert in electrophysiology."

Review date: 02 Jan 2020 | Maestro Pro
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  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Purdue University



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Great instrument - produces lots of data for publication
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Neuronal firing assessment

"We have been using Maestro MEA system for over 5 years in both Yale University and later Purdue University. This instrument has been a very positive addition to our lab. It is high-throughput and can study the firing properties of neurons in their normal culture medium over long time periods at different temperature settings. Importantly, its software is free, easy to use, and the heatmap display is visually attractive. Many of the images displayed in the software can be readily converted to publication quality figures, which is very neat. The customer support has also been very good."

Review date: 19 Dec 2019 | Maestro Pro
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  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Apconix



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Easy, user friendly, great results.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:MEA

"Very easy to use, has user friendly software and creates nice heat maps that are easy to interpret."

Review date: 22 Nov 2019 | Maestro Pro
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  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Thermo Fisher Scientific



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Such an easy MEA to use!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Multi-electrode Array

"This MEA is so user-friendly! The software to analyze the data is also straightforward and gives you so much detail for your experiments. Also, the FAS's are so helpful and will answer any equiptment or data analysis questions with a quick response! I love this MEA!"

Review date: 29 Mar 2018 | Maestro Pro
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  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge MA



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Easy MEA Recording
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Electrophysiology

"Extremely straight forward way to record cell cultures attached to an MEA plate"

Review date: 26 Mar 2018 | Maestro Pro

Axion BioSystems’ Maestro Pro multielectrode array (MEA) platform uses noninvasive electrodes embedded in the culture surface of multiwell plates to record networks of electrically active cells (e.g. neurons, cardiac cells, muscle cells, retina, and zebrafish) in real-time.  Over minutes or months, gain access to the electrical network function from cultured cell populations.  Perfect for characterizing hiPSC-models, researching the behavior of diseased cells, screening for drugs to treat that disease, or examining potential toxic effects of drug candidates, the Maestro Pro platform delivers an easy-to-use, compact cellular analysis system suitable for any lab.

The Maestro MEA system is available in 2 formats, Maestro Pro for maximum throughput and flexibility (768 recording electrodes, 96-, 48-, 24-, and 6-well MEA plate formats) and Maestro Edge for every lab (384 recording electrodes, 24-, and 6-well MEA plate formats).

SYSTEM FEATURES

  • CONNECT TO YOUR NETWORK - 768 simultaneous live recordings from your cells. Now you can understand life’s circuitry label-free in real-time.
  • SELECT THE OPTIMAL PLATE FOR YOUR ASSAY – Maestro Pro is compatible with Axion’s 96-, 48-, 24-, and 6-well MEA plates. The premium CytoView MEA plates feature a transparent plate bottom for culture visualization and assay multiplexing, while the opaque BioCircuit MEA plates offer the lowest cost per well. 
  • PRECISE ENVIRONMENT – An integrated smart environmental chamber finely controls heat and CO2 while rejecting electrical noise and mechanical vibrations.
  • “ONE BUTTON SETUP” - Temperature and CO2 levels automatically adjust on plate docking. Plate usage is logged via an integrated plate barcode scanner for convenient experiment tracking.
  • TAKE CONTROL - Need to recreate a specific pattern of cellular activity? Stimulate your cells with electrical or light pulses.  (Optical stimulation requires Axion’s Lumos system).
  • POWERFUL DATA ANALYSIS - AxIS Navigator simplifies the setup, execution, and analysis of MEA experiments.

ASSAY MODES

  • NEURAL - The Maestro MEA system detects key parameters of neural network function, including activity (are the neurons functional?), synchrony (are the synapses functional?), and oscillation (is the network functional?).
  • CARDIAC - Record the four key measures of functional cardiac performance, label-free and in real-time in every well of the multiwell plate: Action Potential (a.k.a. LEAP assay); Field Potential; Propagation; and Contractility.
  • RETINA - Use Axion’s Lumos optical stimulation system to deliver precisely controlled light stimulation to each culture well of a multiwell microplate, and measure the retina cell response using the Maestro MEA platform. 
  • ZEBRAFISH - Track neural activity from the brain and spine of zebrafish.