Multi Electrode Array Technology: Understanding the physical and functional characteristics of cultured cells is challenging. With the advent of substrate-integrated microelectrode arrays (MEAs) it is now possible to record the electrical activity of cultured cells. Cells are grown in specially designed sterile cell culture plates (containing embedded electrodes) and placed in the MEA instrument for analysis. Cellular functionality can be determined by capturing spontaneous electrical activity. The excitability of a cell population can be tested by evoking responses using Electrical or Optical stimulation. Also, MEA allows for studying the networking potential of cells in culture.
Please contact CIA staff for information about MEA plates.