– automated patch clamp made easy.
The first version of QPatch is a legacy system. While the QPatch I systems are still active at many sites globally and is supported by our technical and application teams, we do not sell them anymore.
Check QPatch II for our newest developments in the QPatch series
The QPatch I product line consists of three fully automated patch clamp systems; QPatch 8, QPatch 16 and QPatch 48. These systems cover a wide range of throughput needs and provides the user with genuine whole-cell patch-clamp data based on true gigaseals without the use of seal enhancer or other unwanted agents. QPatch can be used on almost any ion channel target.
- True gigaseals, no seal enhancer needed.
- Proven benchmark platform for cardiac safety (Read about CiPA)
- Current clamp and voltage clamp
- Complete flexible solution with hardware, software, biochips and consumables
- Single- and multi-hole measurements
- Automated and standardized cell handling
- No electrode maintenance or drift
“Sophions user-friendly software makes it easy to operate even by a non-electrophysiologist.”
Dr. Ioana Neagoe, Evotec
QPatch can continuously prepare fresh batches of cells for several hours of unattended patch-clamp recordings. Cells can be stored in growth media due to our unique cell hotel solution, which increases cell viability and increases patch-clamp success rates.
Jobs, assay protocols, data inspection and analysis, can be prepared and analysed from a desktop computer anywhere.
QPatch operation is performed on a simple touch screen display making it easy for even untrained personnel to operate thus increase lab efficiency and ensure easy staff rotation.
No additives needed
The unique design of QPlates enables gigaseal performance in physiological IC and EC solutions. No additives needed to artificially enhance seal levels.
Unequalled Data Quality
Sophion high-quality amplifiers designed for automated patch clamp enables both voltage clamp and current clamp applications have automated leak compensation and support up to 100% series resistance compensation.
Also, QPatch has multi-gain amplifiers obviously allows for both single-hole and multi-hole patch clamping.
Just like manual patching
Pressure systems on QPatch are designed for adaptive whole-cell protocols, so each cell is treated individually until whole-cell formation is achieved.
QPatch is the only system on the market with intelligent whole-cell protocols and one of the reasons for the high success rates and data quality.
Prepared for future needs
Upgradeable to meet future needs and that makes QPatch a very safe investment for anyone.
Download product specification here.