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Whole-cell recordings allow a precise measurement of a single cell electrical activity by detecting sub-millisecond variations in membrane potential

  • Extremely precise data on single cell physiology.

  • It can be used in any brain or spinal cord structure and allows targeted recordings of specific cell types.

  • Allow targeted pre or post synaptic manipulations specifically.

  • Essential when studying the mechanisms of action and pharmacological profile of a compound.

Field recordings

Field recordings are used to extracellularly record the activity of a population of neurons, or field potentials.

  • Several localized neuronal populations are recorded simultaneously in a given slice.

  • Faster than patch-clamp, allows for a quick screening of several compounds or doses at mid-throughput data production.

Other techniques

Our capabilities include histology/immunochemistry and pharmacology as well as optogenetics combined with electrophysiology. Manipulations can be extracellular or intracellular (when using patch-clamp).


Depending on the context, we can perform recordings on specific transgenic animal models and employ acute or chronic compound administration. ​