Scientifica SliceScope Pro 2000
The most spacious patch clamp electrophysiology system with the largest mounting stage.
The SliceScope Pro 2000 is an integrated electrophysiology system for patch clamp recording incorporating a large mounting stage. The versatility of the system means that you can perform slice electrophysiology, fluorescent imaging, and optogenetics.
This package consists of the SliceScope microscope, motorised XY-translation stage, two PatchStar manipulators, a large mounting stage for sample and manipulators, and a recording chamber.
Record even the smallest electrophysiological signals
The ultra-low noise electronics ensure a high signal-to-noise ratio, meaning you can record tiny signals and acquire the highest data quality every time.
Acquire data from long-term experiments
The incredible stability of the integrated PatchStar Micromanipulators and the sample stage means that you can make long-term recordings from delicate cells and dendrites, enabling full signal acquisition, saving time, and ensuring high-quality data.
Enjoy total control of your rig
The fully integrated PatchStar manipulator, microscope and sample stage, allow you to smoothly position your electrodes and focus and move your microscope to view your sample - using simple and intuitive remote controls. Since it is so easy to use, even inexperienced users can reliably and confidently acquire data.
Achieve the perfect rig setup for your desired experiment
The SliceScope Pro system’s extreme versatility enables you to position all the components to suit your needs. You have complete freedom to align your manipulators to the perfect angle for patching, position your sample for best access, and set up your rig to meet your experimental needs.
A rig for life - Grow your rig with your experiments
The innovative, modular design of the SliceScope Pro enables you to develop and adapt your rig to suit your experimental requirements as they change. If you wish to use IR DIC, fluorescence illumination, optogenetics stimulation or multiphoton imaging, the SliceScope Pro is designed to be able to grow with your research. This saves you precious money and time.
Choose your preferred controller to acquire data
Control your rig with a Control Cube or PatchPad - whichever suits you. Both options enable you to control all aspects of your rig, including speed control, memory positions, and home-in and home-out for rapid pipette exchange.
Maximise your patching time with fast, reliable pipette exchange
The PatchStar manipulator incorporates a unique, super-reliable, pipette exchange system which enables you to rapidly change pipettes between experiments. Utilising a simple twist and slide mechanism, you can change your pipette and be ready to patch in seconds. The smart home-in and home-out offset function accounts for varying length electrodes.
The slimline SliceScope and ergonomically designed manipulators and stage create a compact system, providing you with the space you need to add any further equipment to support your unique experimental requirements. Your lab space is also maximised, since the system is mountable on most small lab tables.
Ultimate freedom of manipulator positioning
The ultra-stable mounting platform’s holes and sliding carriages means you can position manipulators and other equipment on the same platform providing complete experimental flexibility.
Record from multiple sites of interest
You can confidently search your sample and exchange pipettes during recordings, due to the stability of the slice platform and smooth movement of the microscope.
Total customisation and control through software settings
The LinLab 2 software allows you to customise numerous configurations; control speed of movement, select wheel direction, and set memory positions. The easy to use “Follow” function allows you to move the pipettes and sample simultaneously, making cell hunting and patching even easier. To support your complete freedom, you can also choose to control the SliceScope Pro system with your own programming.
LinLab is a versatile control software designed to give you advanced control over your motorised Scientifica device.
Advanced Control Options
Control the focus, condenser, translation stage and micromanipulators using our remote control options. Alternatively use our LinLab software, developed specifically to control all of our motorised components and heating and perfusion elements.
Position co-ordinates can be viewed, stored, exported and recalled in LinLab, or users can couple the system with our PatchPad Display Controller, so X, Y and Z co-ordinates can be viewed in real time right by the sample. An ideal set up for customers doing auditory research or anyone who wishes to avoid using a workstation near to their sample.
“I'm so happy with the fact that for the next twenty years of my life, I will sit in front of the set-up which you have personalized us!”Mr Richard König University of Salzburg
“[The SliceScope] is highly stable and has a minimal footprint, clearly the result of listening to the experimenter's needs combined with clever design.”Professor Dimitri Kullmann Institute of Neurology, UCL
“I believe the SliceScope strikes the ideal balance between ease of usability and breadth of function. It almost gives the impression that you already have the muscle memory to use it! Everything is flawless - customer support, installation, and the SliceScope itself.”Dr. Lace Riggs MIT McGovern Institute
"I use the SliceScope Pro 2000 for both ex vivo and in vitro electrophysiological assessment. The adaptability of the SliceScope platform, the Molecular Devices Axon 1440A digitizer and 700B amplifier is highly appreciated. User serviceability of the system is high and Scientifica is always available to help out and solve any issues promptly."Dr. Jon-Ruben van Rhijn Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior
Scientifica services for this product
Free Lab Consultations
Your Scientifica specialist can help optimise your lab through a free lab consultation, providing advice on the equipment best suited to your planned experiments and lab space.Learn more
Lab Move Service
Our lab move service includes the pack down and reinstallation of your electrophysiology or multiphoton imaging system.Learn more
Installation & Technical Support
Our installation team can install your system and provide your lab with bespoke training, ensuring your equipment is up and running as soon as possible.Learn more
Scientifica offer product demonstrations, allowing you to ask questions, learn about the multiphoton system and its applications, and see it for yourself.Learn more
Our range of modular parts enable us to tailor our systems to suit your unique research. These can be customised at the point of purchase or later in the lab.Learn more
Warranty & Exchange Programme
Scientifica offer a two-year warranty with all Scientifica manufactured goods and a one-year warranty for third party supplied goods. Giving you peace of mind when purchasing your Scientifica equipment.Learn more
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