Continuing the tradition of providing the world's best electrophysiology amplifiers, the EPC 10 USB Double, Triple, and Quadro patch clamp amplifiers are the optimal instruments for performing double or triple patch experiments. Although either two (EPC 10 USB Double), three (EPC 10 USB Triple) or four (EPC 10 USB Quadro) amplifiers are combined in a single housing; each amplifier is completely independent with clearly defined operation and handling. HEKA's software stimulates the desired amplifier and selected channels are programmed without tedious connection of cables by the user.
The amplifiers and headstages are clearly identified, thus, the user can immediately assign the amplifiers to particular patched cells. Although independent, the amplifiers can be stimulated simultaneously with resulting simultaneous data acquisition. Current or voltage signals from multiple amplifiers can be recorded, displayed and even analyzed online. This versatility makes these amplifiers ideal instruments for experiments such as studying gap junction potentials, pre- and post-synaptic events, and usage in amperometric measurements.
The versatility of the EPC 10 USB Double and EPC 10 USB Triple stem from their adjustment and control at the software level. Leak currents, capacitances, and series resistances can instantly be neutralized automatically while you still retain the possibility of full manual control of the amplifier. Voltage- and Current-Clamp experimental protocols are easily automated; not only ensuring simplicity, great speed and accuracy but also providing enormous flexibility for the integration of extensions such as photometric and fluorescence measurements.