This stimulator is an add-on module that expands the functionality of BioCAM X, our latest microelectrode array, also known as a multielectrode array, built with CMOS technology (CMOS-MEA). The module has been engineered to fit into the BioCAM X to save space. Its channels can be accessed directly through the BioCAM X’s rear connector or, more easily, through the included BX110A external connector box. The stimulator module features (see full specs):
The external connector box BX110A facilitates the access to the BioCAM X CMOS-MEA channels and internal modules (like the stimulation module). It features:
Drawing from our years of experience with neuronal cell cultures, we created MIB, a mini-incubator box for our BioCAM X CMOS-MEA, to enable long-term recordings from neuronal cell cultures on microelectrode arrays or multielectrode arrays (MEAs). MIB can be easily connected to the O2/CO2 line, and the temperature is constantly monitored by the BioCAM X temp-control function.
Our MEA lids have been specifically designed for our HD-MEA probes. They are made of polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon™) and have a transparent membrane (FEP: fluorinated ethylene-propylene) stretched across the top. The membrane allows the diffusion of gases, but limits evaporation, thus reducing the need for a humidified atmosphere while also preventing culture contamination. Caps can be sterilized and are available with just the FEP membrane (BC100A; left figure) or equipped with a perfusion inlet and outlet (BC101A; right figure).