Molecular Devices pCLAMP 10



The pCLAMP 10 software suite fulfills many different experimental needs, such as synchronized stimulation, event detection, and online analysis. It is the most widely-used data acquisition and analysis program for the control and recording of voltage-clamp, current-clamp, and patch-clamp experiments. Three separate programs are included: Clampex 10, AxoScope 10, Clampfit 10.

Clampex 10 expands the range and quality of your data acquisition experiments. These improvements should prove useful for a wide variety of applications, allowing more flexibility in your experimental protocols.
Additional Specifications System Requirements
Operating system: US Windows® XP Pro SP2 or 2000 SP4
CPU: 1.2 GHz Pentium (2.4 GHz recommended)
Drives: 500 MB HD space DVD/CD-ROM
Display: 1024 x 768 resolution
USB 1 (for security key)
USB 1.1 (for MiniDigi 1)
USB 2.0 (for Digidata 1440A)
Slots: PCI (for Digidata 1322A)

Bundled Hardware
Digitizer type: MiniDigi 1
Channels: 2
Channel type: Analog input
Input range: ±10 V
Resolution: 16 bits
Sampling rates: 1 Hz– 1 kHz
Filter types: Analog, min/max
Control software: AxoScope 10
Communication: USB 1.1


  • Membrane Test calculates Ra and Cm per sweep during a recording
  • Membrane and Seal Tests combined into a single resizable window
  • Support for four stimulus waveforms (with the Digidata 1440A)
  • Control of eight digital outputs per epoch during a sweep
  • Control of split-clock sampling per epoch during a sweep
  • Leak subtraction automatically saves both raw and corrected traces
  • All protocol durations are entered in time units
  • Support of the new Digidata 1440A digitizer
  • Support of the new Axoclamp 900A amplifier
  • New ABF 2.0 file format

Existing functionality includes the ability to automate the execution of protocols, a variety of recording modes from continuous to waveform stimulation, online filtering and leak subtraction, and online statistics/graphs.

AxoScope 10 provides a convenient way to produce background recordings with the included MiniDigi 2-channel digitizer*. You can monitor cells during intra-sweep periods, or create an overview of the entire day's activities including voice tags

Clampfit 10 is a powerful solution for analyzing, graphing and layout of all of your Clampex and AxoScope data. Clampfit includes an extensive array of filtering and fitting routines. Functionality includes I-V graphs, power spectrums, and special "linked data views" for threshold (AP), template (minis) and single-channel modes of event detection and analysis.

pCLAMP 10 is suitable for a wide variety of applications, ranging from electrophysiology to general physiology, from individual cells to networked cells, and from low-noise patch clamping to high-speed sodium channels.

  • Action Potentials (APs)
  • Current-clamp
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Electrooculography (EOG)
  • Excitatory Post-Synaptic Currents (EPSCs)
  • Excitatory Post-Synaptic Potentials (EPSPs)
  • Inhibitory Post-Synaptic Currents (IPSCs)
  • Inhibitory Post-Synaptic Potentials (IPSPs)
  • Long-Term Depression (LTD)
  • Long-Term Potentiation (LTP)
  • Miniature excitatory potentials (Minis)
  • Ratio dyes (with PMTs)
  • Single-channels
  • Slices
  • Spike trains
  • Synaptic networks
  • Voltage-clamp
  • Whole-cell


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How to set the HFS protocol use pCLAMP 10?

Long-term potentiation (LTP) was produced by two 1-s long trains of high-frequency stimulation (HFS, 100 Hz at 10-s intertrain interval) after baseline synaptic responses had been stable for at least 10 min. LTD was induced by applying a...

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Hi I am struggling to find an option to truncate my long gap-free record into one smaller to safe only the region of interest and save the disk space ... how to truncate the length of record in general in postprocessing? thanks!

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I would like to save my dat files as atf  by using the pclamp10 option because I want to perfom other analyses. Actually I could do it until the files were aquired to a certain sample rates. Since I augmented the sample rates always using the...

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