The smallest patch clamp system available.

Pico 2

Pico 2 Amp & Digitizer

Go green with your Patch-clamp experiments with the miniature USB-Powered Pico by Tecella
Record a single channel at up to 20kHz sampling rate in a pocket sized lightweight design. It can even be mounted straight on to a manipulator!

Pico 2

PICO on NeoBiosystems ezPATCH 100A

Pico 2

PICO on Sutter Instruments MP-285

Pico is a perfect fit for system integration taking into account size and affordability
Tecella has released the Pico, a full-featured, low-noise patch clamp amplifier with an integrated digitizer and headstage. Pico is ideally suited for whole cell (Vclamp and Iclamp) and single-channel (patch, planar lipid bilayer, and synthetic nanopore) recording, as well as cellular electrochemistry. Pico measures just 5.6″ x 2.5″ x 0.7″ (14.2cm x 6.3cm x 1.8cm) and consumes less than 1 watt of power.

Pico’s standard compensation circuits include series resistance, fast capacitance, three slow capacitances, and junction potential offset. The patented spread frequency compensation can automatically compensate any arbitrary capacitance profile in approximately 3 seconds.

Software support includes TecellaLab acquisition software with export to ATF and tab formats, WinWCP from the University of Strathclyde, LabView VI, and C++ SDK/API for custom development and integration


Voltage Clamp, current clamp, digitizer, and headstage all-in-one.

Five feedback gain resistors to cover whole cell, single channel (patch, planar lipid bilayer, and synthetic nanopore), and cellular electrochemistry.

Pico measures just 5.8 in x 1.8 in x 0.7 in (14.5 cm x 4.6 cm x 1.7 cm) and consumes less than 1 watt of power.

Pico Software & Resources

Windows PC Driver
Common driver for all models.

University of Strathclyde

SciSoft Company