BioCam X is the most advanced MEA platform for in-vitro electrophysiology.
4096 electrodes sampled at 18kHz to boost your research and to image neuronal network complexity.
We have combined high
technology, materials and functional design to achieve an outstanding compact
device that has no parallel in the market.
electrodes, sampled simultaneously at 18kHz, provide orders of magnitude more
data points compared to conventional passive Multielectrode Arrays (MEAs),
thus leading to the recording,
over a large bandwidth, of electrophysiological signals ranging from slow large-population
field potentials to fast single-cell spiking activity.
The BioCAM X platform delivers unique insights into several
in-vitro electrophysiological models, such as neuronal cell cultures, brain
slices, retina preparations and cardiac cultures.
BioCAM X incorporates
further optional functionalities, which come as separate modules in most
MEA-systems, such as a temperature control system and an electrical
programmable current-driven stimulator.
BioCAM X's small footprint allows easy integration with lab equipment commonly used in electrophysiology, such as microscopes, and perfusion and patch-clamp systems.
BioCAM X has the easiest mechanical system for plugging in MEA chips. Just one click to lock the chip and to start immediately to visualize and record your data on the BrainWave's visual interface. Unlocking it is just as easy.
We provide a series of accessories which enable users to get the best from the BioCAM X platform, such as an integrated stimulus generator. Find out more
CMOS-based high density multielectrode arrays (HD-MEAs) are multi-use devices with 4096 recording electrodes for high resolution in-vitro extracellular electrophysiology. The chip is based on CMOS technology and is packaged onto a substrate together with a glass reservoir.
Different models for different needs are available. See more
HD-MEA electrodes are coated with Pt to provide a stable and fully biocompatible surface. The quality of the recording is ensured by the impressive signal-to-noise ratio, as you can appreciate from our video samples section. See videos
BioCAM X is supplied with the latest BrainWave software version, which provides powerful visualization and analysis tools for electrophysiological signals during and after your experiments and stores all your data in HDF5 format.
|bandwidth||0.1 Hz - 20 kHz|
|noise||11 µVrms (0.1 Hz - 20 kHz)|
|maximum input-referred signal amplitude||4 mV|
|data resolution||12 bit|
|# of simultaneous recording sites||4096|
|full-array (4096) maximum sampling rate||18 kHz / electrode|
|region-of-interests||recording 1 up to 4 independent subsets of electrodes up to 64 kHz|
|temperature control||active heating and cooling between 34°C and 40°C
|inputs||two analog inputs (-3.3 V to 3.3 V) or triggers (LV-TTL)
|control interface||Camera Link (mini SDR)
|stimulation mode||constant current|
|internal stimulation sites||16 on-chip (only for HD-MEA Stimulo)|
|external stimulation sites||4 differential channels accessible on the rear connector|
||+/- 1 mA
||up to 4 independent stimulation patterns
||programmable patterns (mono/biphasic, burst, jittering,...)
|maximum pulse rate
||three LV-TTL GPIOs
|OS||Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 64 bit|
|data processing||fully parallelized; AVX2 instruction set|
|file type||BRW (raw data) and BXR (results file) with plain HDF5 format|
|online recording modes
||BRW: plain raw, lossless zipped raw, lossy raw. BXR: events’ timestamps|
||MAT (Matlab); NEX (Neuroexplorer)
|body material||anodized aluminum and stainless steel|
|dimensions (WxDxH)||160 x 205 x 38 mm / 6.3 x 8.07 x 1.5 inches|
|weight||approx. 1350 g / 2.98 lb|