Sensapex uM workstations are designed to improve throughput and quality of the electrophysiology and imaging experiments. They consist of uMp micromanipulator, uMs microscope and uMc automated pressure control products, which are combined with the selected 3rd party optics and imaging products.
Stand-alone uMp-TSC touch screen unit and uMp-RW3 wheel controller provide easy to use interface to control all Sensapex products, including unique system level features like automated pipette cleaning. In addition to the seamless system integration, each Sensapex product is designed for stand-alone use to enable convenient add-on installations.
Open-source SDK and user interface software
In addition to stand-alone controllers, all products can be fully controlled by the open-source software development kit (SDK). In combination with our proprietary control architecture with ethernet PC connection the SDK provides versatile, short latency interface to support even the most advanced applications.
We have chosen ACQ4 as our default application software package, which is Python-QT based open-source software platform tailored for neuroscience applications (originally developed at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). It includes support for patch-clamp electrophysiology, multiphoton imaging, scanning laser photostimulation and many other experimental techniques, incl. automated workflows that we are developing together with our customers. Please join the rapidly growing ACQ4 user and developer community!
Sensapex products are proprietary and patented (US 9,138,892, US 9,662,783, EP 2 776 215, US 10,427,292; EP 09851052.2, EP15906190.2, US 15/765,608, EP: 15906189.4). Automated patch clamp (US 9,498,293 and US 9,668,804) and pipette cleaning (US 15/232,770 and EP 16836035.2) products are manufactured under licenses from GTRC and MIT, U.S.A.