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May 5, 2016 AT 3:03 pm

Inside a 30-Year-Old Patch Clamp Instrument by Axon

We’re digging these photos by Nava Whiteford showing the guts of a 1980s/90s-era electrophysiology instrument. It’s always fun peering inside these old boxes, to see what you can identify, from hex inverters to non latching relays, or that polypropylene high-frequency capacitor. What else can you spot that’s interesting?

P1000647

I picked up an Axon instruments Axopatch 200A on ebay (it’s a patch clamp which can be used for ion channel experiments among other things). Here are some PCB pics for your viewing pleasure.

P1000646

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