The World’s Smallest Patch Clamp Rig - Port-a-Patch mini

With the launch of Nanion Technologies’ Port-a-Patch mini, the world’s smallest patch clamp rig has now become even smaller. Based on the success of Port-a-Patch, Nanion Technologies went ahead and further miniaturized the patch clamp system by incorporating the amplifier into the system.

Enabling giga-seal recordings from a single cell at a time, the Port-a-Patch mini provides quick and easy access to superior quality patch clamp data with very little training. Besides being a robust research tool, it is also suitable for educational uses and rapid testing of ion channels and cells.

The advantages of the Port-a-Patch mini are listed below:

  • Cells and compounds can be tested with minimal effort
  • Small and economical full patch clamp rig
  • In-built amplifier
  • Current and voltage clamp
  • Patch clamp experience is not required
  • Whole-cell and perforated patch clamp
  • Manual and limitless compound applications
  • High success rates with cell lines; primary cells and stem cells can also be used
  • Suitable for teaching
  • Chips are made in-house and multiple resistances are available (can be tailored on request)
  • User-friendly, only minimal training needed

The Port-a-Patch mini can be used directly in a simple manner—users can just add cells and solutions onto the disposable recording chip, where a cell is automatically trapped and sealed by suction with the help of a computer-controlled pump.

The Port-a-Patch mini system comprises the Port-a-Patch mini recording unit integrated with an amplifier, a computer, and a suction control unit.