Port-a-Patch by Nanion Technologies GmbH

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The Port-a-Patch is a miniaturized semi-automated patch clamp system supporting giga-seal recordings from one cell at a time. It offers fast and easy access to patch clamp data with only minimal training. Not only a powerful research tool but also ideal for educational purposes and quick tests of cells and ion channels.

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Average Rating: 4.7
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  • Organization: Cornell University

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Rating: 4.7

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

Review date: 08 Dec 2011 | Port-a-Patch

Using the Port-a-Patch is straightforward and easy – the user simply adds solutions and cells onto the disposable recording chip, where a cell is automatically captured and sealed by suction using a computer controlled pump. A microscope or micro-manipulator are not required.

Add-Ons such as the Internal and External Perfusion and Temperature Control, as well as the ability to conduct current clamp and bilayer experiments, broaden the range of possible experiments for scientific research immensely.

The Port-a-Patch system is comprised of the Port-a-Patch recording unit, a Suction Control unit, a HEKA amplifier and a computer. If an amplifier is already available, this can be integrated with the Port-a-Patch system in most cases. Further add-ons are available for specific assays as e.g. temperature control, microscope slides or automated perfusion systems.


  • External & internal perfusion
  • Temperature control
  • Voltage & current clamp
  • Whole-cell & perforated patch clamp
  • Chips produced in-house, various resistances available (customizable on request)
  • Rseries compensation
  • Unlimited compound applications
  • Voltage and ligand-gated ion channel analysis
  • Cell lines, primary cells and stem cells can be used
  • Minimal training required
  • Adjustments of parameters during experiments possible for fast and efficient assay development