Automate Scientific has released the Windows 7 version of its Valvelink software, which provides a convenient and simple interface for controlling its Valvelink Perfusion systems remotely from a PC.
Valvelink Perfusion systems are claimed to offer a high degree of configurability and accuracy for neuroscience, pharmacology, biophysics and cell biology applications.
In addition to a USB input for control by the updated software, Valvelink controllers feature TTL and analogue inputs for interfacing with most data acquisition hardware and software, such as Labview.
Front panel buttons are also available for manual operation.
Valvelink Perfusion Systems can be ordered with mini Lee valves for fast kinetics applications; Teflon valves for high chemical and corrosion resistance; or pinch valves for lower cost and easy cleaning.
All Automate Scientific valves include an individual indicator LED and unique case to protect them from spills.
Systems can be configured for targeted superfusion of cells, or bulk exchange of bath solution in a recording chamber.
Valvelink controllers are also an integral part of Automate's Smartsquirt Microperfusion system for localised superfusion of precious solutions from reservoir volumes as small as 100ul.