Harvard Bioscience Acquires All Operations of HEKA Elektronik

Dear Customer,
HEKA has been serving customers like you globally for over 45 years with quality instrumentation, software and systems for both electrophysiology and electrochemistry.

We are pleased to announce that as of January 8, 2015, HEKA has been acquired by Harvard Bioscience. HEKA is now a proud subsidiary of Harvard Bioscience. Our employees have joined the Harvard Bioscience family.

Founded in 1901, Harvard Bioscience is a leader in life science research with a broad line of laboratory instrumentation and supplies. Among its extensive product portfolio, it offers several brands in electrophysiology, neuroscience and the physiology field including Harvard Apparatus, Warner Instruments, Multi Channel Systems MCS, Triangle BioSystems, Panlab and Coulbourn. Together, this synergy will allow us to better serve your research needs now and well into the future. To find out more about Harvard Bioscience visit www.harvardbioscience.com.

As part of Harvard Bioscience, we will continue our innovation tradition in electrophysiology and electrochemistry instruments and software, while tapping into Harvard Bioscience’s global presence in electrophysiology and neuroscience. We will continue our commitment to you, to offer the most innovative products and the highest level of customer service. Be assured that customer services including ordering, invoicing, contact and support with HEKA will remain the same.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please visit us at www.heka.com. You can also email us at support@heka.com, or customersupport@harvardapparatus.com.

Dr. Peter Schulze                     Jeff Duchemin

President HEKA Group          President and CEO Harvard Bioscience

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The New Extendable Techniques Available for ElProScan

ElProScan Methods

ElProScan ELP-1 and ELP-3 platforms now offer much more than a traditional SECM. The following cutting-edge techniques have been implemented by HEKA’s newest hardware and software. Please contact us for more details.

  • Scanning Photoelectrochemical Microscopy (SPECM)
  • Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy (SICM)
  • Scanning Electrochemical Cell Microscopy (SECCM)
  • Scanning Microcapillary Method (SMCM)
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A joint collaboration between Sensapex and HEKA
resulted in a very unique solution

It is now possible to use a Sensapex micromanipulator with the HEKA EPC 10, EPC 800 or iTEV 90 headstages. The Sensapex Intermediate Cable provides a solution to decouple the headstage from the
micromanipulator and eliminate thermal
drift and vibrations transmitted from the
headstage cable. Its design features
an excellent shield, minimal
capacitance and high flexibility.

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EPC 10 USB Revision T - Latest Improvements

HEKA is now shipping EPC 10 USB Patch Clamp Amplifiers
of hardware revision "T".

New Features:

  • Extended voltage stimulus range to +/-2 V.
  • Extended voltage measuring range to +/-5 V.
  • Increased current injection capability by a factor of 5.
  • Filter 2 usable for current or voltage signal.

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Imaging Extension



  • Synchronized image/sample acquisition illumination.
  • Fluorescence mean values from ROIs.
  • Combined storage of all data.

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iTEV 90 Computer Controlled Oocyte Clamp

HEKA introduces its first fully computer controlled Oocyte Clamp Amplifier system iTEV 90.


  • Automated clamp parameter adjustment.
  • Automated hardware transient compensation.
  • Slim size headstage
  • Additional current electrode available.

iTEV 90
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EPC 800 USB Patch Clamp Amplifier

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We are delighted to announce that firmware version 3x0x90 for the EPC 800 USB Dual-control Patch Clamp Amplifier has been released. The new firmware

  • features improved compensation algorithms
  • enables you to further fine-tune automatically adjusted parameters
  • provides feedback about settings on the panel
  • includes additional enhancements, new features and fixes

If you own an EPC 800 USB Amplifier, we strongly recommend that you apply the firmware update. Please contact us by phone or email for further details.

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Video Tutorials

In our ongoing efforts to provide excellent customer support, HEKA is creating PATCHMASTER and FITMASTER tutorials in video-format. Users can now view step-by-step some of the various approaches used in software configuration, acquisition and analysis for everyday applications. These tutorials should prove to be a very valuable resource for HEKA software users at all levels. HEKA will consistently add to the tutorial database and we welcome user suggestions.


Product Overview

Have a look into
our new Product Overview:


  • EPC 10
  • iTEV 90
  • SECM
  • EPC 800

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