The Self-Contained Ussing Chambers are designed to be used with a corresponding epithelial voltage clamp and tissue inserts for measuring membrane properties of various epithelial tissues or cells, which are then recorded and analysed via a PowerLab data acquisition unit and LabChart software. They offer many advantages over the classic design by bringing the solution reservoir into the chamber housing, which greatly reduces the size of the apparatus and increases the ease-of-use of the system. The chamber base assembly are available as a single or dual chamber models. Both models are compatible with a variety of tissue or culture cup inserts, which are purchased separately.
Available Tissue Inserts (purchased separately):
The base assembly consists of two chamber-halves, which clamp around the inserts. Each chamber-half has four ports that enter into its respective bath compartment: a voltage electrode port, a current electrode port, an air/gas port, and a solution drain port. Solution warming is provided by pumping heated water through each chamber-half and there are no delicate glass heat exchangers to be broken. An external water thermal circulator is required and purchased separately. Solutions are removed from the chambers through the drain valves and the halves unclamped from each other. This allows for a quick replacement of exchange of the insert between experiments.
Included with all Ussing Chamber Base Assembly:
Replacement accessories (purchased separately):
For use with: