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LabChart – Physiological Data Analysis Software

LabChart - Reseach Physiological Data Analysis SoftwareWhat is LabChart?

LabChart physiological data analysis software creates a platform for all of your recording devices to work together, allowing you to acquire biological signals from multiple sources simultaneously and apply advanced calculations and plots as your experiment unfolds.

LabChart and LabChart Lightning offer researchers and educators a powerful data acquisition software package capable of integrating with ADInstruments’ modular suite of DAQ hardware.

Data acquisition systems require high-speed integration across analog transduction, signal conditioning, data logging, and validation, all of which are supported by LabChart.

Data recording, analysis and visualization are also streamlined in the LabChart DAQ software packages.

High quality graph production is integrated within the software suites.

Both software packages permit the construction of specialized analyses and graphs such as peak analysis, spike histograms, and dose-response curves. Additionally, the data plot API permits users to visualize data in four different plot types and curve fits.

Totalled, ADInstruments’ DAQ software packages are an essential component of any DAQ system.

LabChart - Reseach Physiological Data Analysis Software

What is LabChart?

LabChart physiological data analysis software creates a platform for all of your recording devices to work together, allowing you to acquire biological signals from multiple sources simultaneously and apply advanced calculations and plots as your experiment unfolds.

LabChart and LabChart Lightning offer researchers and educators a powerful data acquisition software package capable of integrating with ADInstruments’ modular suite of DAQ hardware.

Data acquisition systems require high-speed integration across analog transduction, signal conditioning, data logging, and validation, all of which are supported by LabChart.

Data recording, analysis and visualization are also streamlined in the LabChart DAQ software packages.

High quality graph production is integrated within the software suites.

Both software packages permit the construction of specialized analyses and graphs such as peak analysis, spike histograms, and dose-response curves. Additionally, the data plot API permits users to visualize data in four different plot types and curve fits.

Totalled, ADInstruments’ DAQ software packages are an essential component of any DAQ system.

LabChart for Research

LabChart makes it easy to go wherever your research leads.

Insights for life science

Insights for life science

LabChart is designed for life science. Our modules group the channel calculations, reports and plots you need to gain insights for each application, whether your research is in humans, in animals or in vitro.

Simple to use

Simple to use

LabChart is quick to setup, allows you to control all your hardware settings for recording and includes a range of analysis features designed for intuitive use.

A tool for innovation

A tool for innovation

Create your own advanced calculations and macros to customize your analysis, and use a growing range of LabChart-compatible hardware for truly novel research.

Data integrity

Data integrity

However you manipulate your data, Labchart ensures changes are neither compounded nor permanent. You can always return to your raw data and validate the integrity of your results.

Grows with your research

Grows with your research

It’s easy to add new signals and measurements from our range as you go deeper into your research – or use almost any system alongside ours and still record directly into LabChart.

Expert support team

We have a knowledge base of common workflows and methods, and a team of technical specialists – scientists, programmers and bioengineers – on hand to help out.

Life science software

Life science software designed for quick and easy use, for full control of your data
  • Preconfigured settings files for one-touch recordings
  • Smart detection of all ADInstruments peripheral devices
  • Welcome Center for single-click access to all your files, support, and new software features
  • Manual or event-driven sampling
  • Signal specific analysis tools
  • Fully customizable stimulator control
  • Full layout control – only display what you need to display
  • Easily modify signal detection algorithms
  • Set up hot-key macros for automating repetitive tasks (Windows only).
  • Scripting environment for custom signal analysis (Windows only).
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LabChart Features

Analysis Manager​

Save and label your selections and analysis regions and recall them at a click. Whether you’re using an automated Analysis Module like Blood Pressure, or simply making a selection for addition to the data pad, you can recall the same selection at any time post-analysis.

Arithmetic

Our most powerful channel calculation allows you access to LabChart’s calculation engine, allowing custimized formulae, detection, and analysis.

Take that equation direct from the textbook or article and build it within LabChart.

Blood Pressure Analysis

Find the Mean Arterial Pressure, Systolic Pressure, Max dP/dt and others in your ventricular or arterial blood pressure recording in seconds. Our Blood Pressure module is incredibly simple, and produces results faster.

Cardiac Output

Customize and automatically calculate cardiac output from a thermodilution curve.

Channel Settings

The central hub of your data acquisition system provides an overview of the current recording settings, calculations and channels.

Quickly change your displayed channels or add a calculation.

Comments

Annotate your data during or post acquisition to aid in navigating your traces later and use your comments to unlock the full time-saving potential of LabChart’s analysis and visualization features.

Cyclic Measurements

This tool combines flexible and clever cycle detection to create a simple to use analysis for periodic waveforms. Find your Heart Rate, Systolic Pressure, Respiratory Rate, integrate a waveform over a cycle, or simply mark events.

Data Pad

The most flexible method of converting your time based raw data and calculations from the chart view to discrete values for use in statistical analysis.

Data Plots

Plots allow you to do more right within LabChart while you record. Visualize analysis easily with four different plot types and curve fits. (Windows only)

Device Discovery & Devices and Channels

Find incredible flexibility in the way you acquire your signals. This dialog allows you to manage which LabChart channels will be acquiring data, and to manage from which devices and inputs that data will be provided.

Dose Response

Custom or automatic calculation and generation of single or multiple dose response curves, from a centralized setup and display. Export your dose response curve, EC50 directly within LabChart.

DVM

Display your raw data or calculation signals as a large numerical display. This makes it simple to see the current status of any signal from across the room. Update in real time, or display a derived calculation every 10 seconds.

ECG Analysis

PQRST is as easy as ABC with automated waveform detection and classification.

Use our animal or human preset feature or customize your own bespoke analysis.

This tool shortens the time from acquisition to publishing by automatically reporting everything you’d want to know about your waveform morphology, readily available for export.

Event Manager

Send a signal to a piece of hardware, sound an alarm, or start a custom macro protocol when Event Manager detects user defined events.

LabChart and PowerLab can become the controlling centerpiece of your Laboratory. (Windows Only)

Feature Manager

Initiate your LabChart updates from within the software, search for new LabChart add-ons or toggle off features and menus you aren’t planning to use for this experiment.

Optimize LabChart to fit your current needs, and simplify your workflow.

Guidelines

Visualize targets for human subjects, or simply highlight a section of your data trace to ensure you’ll notice when you’ve reached your area of interest.

Guidelines provide a quick but powerful way to divide your data amplitude in to regions of interest.

HRV Analysis

Heart Rate Variability derives the latest time and frequency based HRV parameters in an intuitive interface, allowing you to deliver results quickly, and publish faster by exporting data and images to your publication.

Layout

Clean up your display in LabChart with this extremely convenient feature.

Use Smart Tile to quickly snap all of the open windows into a neat arrangement, or save your current display and revert back to it at any time with a simple mouse click.

Macros

Record your actions for repetitive operations, or get under the hood and write custom processes in VB Script.

Editable macros provide access to most of LabChart’s features, your imagination is the only limitation to streamlining your workflow and processes in LabChart.

Metabolic

Automatically calculate and display the most common analysis parameters from a metabolic cart (RER, VO2 Max, and others).

A powerful report shortens your time to analyze and publish.

Multipoint Calibration

Perform linear and non-linear corrections on any input using up to 12 standard points.

Copy or print the fit equation, SSE and r2 information. (Windows only)

Peak Analysis

This analysis tool is not one to be underestimated. Intended for the general task of peak detection and providing analysis parameters like peak height, half-width, latency period, population spike height, rise time, area and tau, this packs a punch with dedicated detection algorithms and flexible analysis packages. (Windows only)

Playback File

Stream pre-recorded data as if the data were coming live from an attached device.

Mimic real-life recording situations using previously recorded data. (Windows only)

PV Loop

Experience simplicity! The Workflow mode for PV Loop steps you through each phase of the PV procedure, helping you to acquire the results you need for this powerful cardiovascular application.

Scope View

Display, overlay, average and analyze periodic or evoked waveforms in real time.

Ideal for finding that time from stimulus to response in repeated evoked potential recordings.

Scope View
Spectrum

Powerfully convert your time based signal to its component frequencies.

You can display the power spectrum density, a colorful spectrogram, a channel calculation for quantifying the power in specific frequency ranges, or extract frequency parameters directly to the data pad.

Spike Histogram

Spike discrimination and analysis doesn’t have to be hard. Use a simple discrimination, or our template matching to group spikes into unit groups. Analyze the spikes based on timing and amplitude.

Spirometry

Derive multiple respiratory parameters (FVC, PIF, and others) from recorded flow and volume and generate an easy-to-read spirometry report.

Split Screen

See the chart view traces with two separate x-axis displays. View long term trends long side the latest data with this beautifully clever display feature.

Stimulator

The awesome flexibility in LabChart’s stimulator dialog allows you to create a custom protocol to stimulate your preparation directly or to control an ADInstruments stimulus isolator or third-party device.

Units Conversion

Our simple two point calibration tool makes converting Voltage units to known measurement units quick and simple.

Video Capture

Record and replay synchronized video along side your physiological recording. Validate your detected events and physiological responses and ensure your data integrity with video feedback.

Video Capture
Zoom View

Take a closer look at an event, compare the timing between two overlayed channels, and export your images to publish. The Zoom View provides a snapshot of your data.

Research Field

Human

Autonomic

Autonomic researchThe human autonomic nervous system is the part of the peripheral nervous system that controls visceral functions such as heart rate, respiratory rate and digestion.

It consists of enteric, parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems and is regulated by the central nervous system, but functions largely autonomously, without conscious control.

Autonomic with ADInstruments

ADInstruments offers a single, streamlined system that can meet all of your specific Autonomic Nervous System research needs. 

Using PowerLab and LabChart you can record and analyze a wide variety of cross application signals and then compare, clarify and evaluate your data, all in one place. 

We also have a human approved research-grade microneurography amplifier - the Neuro Amp EX - developed in conjunction with Dr. Vaughan Macefield.

Applications we Support

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Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular researchCardiovascular research looks at the function of the heart and circulatory system during both health and disease.

From basic biological investigation through to disease focused research, and translational research with a bench to bedside focus, cardiovascular research is a diverse and multidisciplinary application.

Cardiovascular Research with ADInstruments

Whether your research is basic or translational, or somewhere in between, ADInstruments offers a range of solutions for accurate and sensitive human cardiovascular measurements. And with the ability to integrate data streams with non-invasive blood pressure, invasive blood pressure, ECG, plethysmography and more, our systems can evolve as your experiments do - ensuring quality results wherever your research takes you. 

Applications we Support

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Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology researchExercise Physiology examines how physical activity influences the body’s cardiovascular system, endochrine system, and musculoskeletal system.

Exercise tests are usually performed under constant or increasing workloads.

Constant workloads are designed for subjects to reach a steady state of gas exchange, ventilation and heart rate, thereby investigating cardiopulmonary function under constant metabolic demand.

Increasing work loads are used to reach exhaustion in the subject and determine a maximal level of oxygen.

Exercise Physiology with ADInstruments

With wireless physiological monitoring, EMG and metabolic solutions alongside software capable of integrating all your data streams, it’s easy to display and analyse even more biological signals in real-time.

Our advanced technology and intuitive design creates the perfect balance of high quality data and ease-of-use - allowing you to take your exercise research further, faster.

Applications we Support

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Neuro

Neuro researchNeuroscience is a multidisciplinary field that studies the structure and function of the brain and nervous system.

It encompasses the evolution, development, and function of the nervous system as well as computational, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.

Neuro with ADInstruments

For a powerful EEG recording solution to complement your human neuro research applications you can combine PowerLab data acquisition hardware and LabChart analysis software with our high-performance differential bio amplifiers. LabChart forms a robust platform for multiple recording devices, allowing you to acquire biological signals from a range sources simultaneously. LabChart’s Spectrum Analysis feature is also ideal for performing multiple calculations for specific EEG frequency bands in real-time. 

ADInstruments’ hardware and software systems support your need for flexibility in neuroscience by seamlessly integrating with a wide range of specialized third party equipment, so you can create specific solutions for your unique research requirements. 

Applications we Support

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Psychophysiology

Psychophysiology researchPsychophysiology is a science concerned with the psychological bases of physiological processes.

This typically involves measurement of a variety of different physiological parameters in response to a range of different physical or emotional stimuli.

Psychophysiology with ADInstruments

No matter which stimulus protocol you wish to run, ADInstruments offer a streamlined solution for integration of physiological response signals with your stimulus presentation.

With the ability to run protocols for a variety of different visual, physical, and auditory stimuli; and then easily synchronize these events with voluntary responses as well as either wireless or wired psychological response data such as skin conductance (GSR), ECG, EEG, EOG, and EMG, our systems have the flexibility to grow with your research. With both automated and customized analysis options we offer ease-of-use and flexibility so that you are in control of your insights.

Stimulus Presentation:

  • Visual
  • Physical
  • Auditory
  • Electrical

Evoked Physiological Responses:

  • Skin Conductance | GSR or EDR
  • Voluntary response e.g. push button or 10 point Likert scale
  • ECG
  • EEG
  • EOG
  • EMG
  • Respiratory Rate
  • NIBP
  • Wireless and wired options available
Applications we Support

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Respiratory

Respiratory researchThe primary function of breathing is to obtain oxygen for use by the body’s cells and eliminate carbon dioxide that the cells produce.

When we talk about respiratory research, we are referring to the airways leading into and out of the lungs (nasal and oral cavities, pharynx, trachea) and the lungs themselves (primary bronchi - right and left, bronchioles and alveoli, the sites of gaseous exchange). 

Respiratory with ADInstruments

ADInstruments offers a diverse range of solutions for accurate and sensitive respiratory measurements to complement your human research applications. 

With the ability to integrate data streams from spirometry, pulse oximetry, respiratory belts and gas analysis with other physiological signals such as NIBP, wireless ECG, temperature and more, our systems can evolve as your experiments do - ensuring quality results wherever your research takes you. 

Applications we Support

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Sleep Studies

Sleep Studies researchSleep studies, also known as polysomnography, involves multi-faceted tests to monitor sleep stages and cycles in order to study sleep patterns and quality.

Electrodes are placed on the surface of the skin in various locations to gather comprehensive recordings of brain waves, eye movements, muscle activity, heart rhythm, and breathing during sleep. 

Sleep Studies with ADInstruments

ADInstruments’ flexible and easily customized systems are the ideal tools for polysomnographic research. Our solutions are designed to be simple to setup and use, minimizing interference with your sleep study subjects to ensure accurate recording and results. 

We can help you match LabChart and PowerLab with a comprehensive range of solutions for recording a variety of signals including biopotentials, spirometry and wireless physiological monitoring, giving you the power choose robust combinations that best meet your requirements. Our software is algorithm agnostic giving you the ability to easily customize macros suited for your preferred sleep scoring methodology. Talk to us about your specific needs, and our experienced team of researchers can work closely with you to custom design a data acquisition and analysis solution that will help you reach your sleep research goals faster. 

Applications we Support

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Tissue and Circulation

Tissue and Circulation researchBlood circulation, or blood flow, ensures the transport of oxygen to tissues throughout the human body.

In turn, adequate circulation and tissue health are synonymous with cardiovascular health, the survival of surgical patients, longevity, and general quality of life.

Researching tissue and circulation in human subjects is possible using safe and non-invasive techniques like laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF), pulse oximetry and plethysmography.

Tissue and Circulation with ADInstruments

ADInstruments supports your research with a wide range of high-quality systems and solutions that are safe for peripheral circulation research in human subjects. Using PowerLab and LabChart as a base you can easily build a complete solution to meet your exact research requirements. Our human approved solutions for laser Doppler flowmetry include the INL191 Blood FlowMeter and a range of different probe types. We also support blood flow monitoring and oxygen saturation measurements with a variety of infrared plethysmographs and oximeter pods which can be worn comfortably by your study subjects.

Applications we Support

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Animal

Autonomic

animal Autonomic researchThe autonomic nervous system is the part of the peripheral nervous system that controls visceral functions such as heart rate, respiratory rate, and digestion.

It consists of enteric, parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems and is regulated by the central nervous system, but functions largely autonomously, without conscious control.

Autonomic with ADInstruments

ADInstruments offers a single system that can meet all your Autonomic Nervous System research needs. Use LabChart to collect and synchronize a wide range of cross-application signals and then compare, clarify and evaluate your data.

Our team can customize any of our systems to meet your precise needs, helping you to record and read the exact data that you need in the most efficient and effective way possible. Enjoy simple setup, cutting-edge technology and flexible analysis options for autonomic research - everything you need to get notable results with integrity, all in one simple, streamlined system.

Applications we Support

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Tissue and Circulation

animal Tissue and Circulation researchThe circulation of blood ensures the transport of oxygen to tissues throughout the body.

Research studies focusing on blood circulation and tissue health are related to cardiovascular health, the survival of surgical patients, longevity and quality of life. 

Tissue and Circulation with ADInstruments

ADInstruments supports Tissue and Circulation research with a wide range of high-quality solutions for research studies using animals.

Using PowerLab and LabChart as a base, you can record and analyze blood flow in both small and large animals.

Implant intra- or perivascular flow probes in or around blood vessels.

Pair state-of-the-art ultrasound transit-time technology with PowerLab to measure blood flow rate in milliliters per minute.

Our solutions for Laser Doppler Flow include the INL191 Blood FlowMeter and calibration kit, as well as surface and needle probes.

Applications we Support
  • Pulse and Plethysmography
  • Tissue Oxygen
  • Tissue Perfusion

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Telemetry

animal Telemetry researchTelemetry is wireless technology that lets researchers record and transfer data from a remote system.

Sensors at the source measure data and send the data to a receiver.

The use of telemetry in animal research is a recommended industry practice for improved animal welfare.

Using wireless telemetry lets researchers work with conscious, freely moving animals and reduces stress artifacts in the research data.

Wireless telemetry is suitable for studies that need continuous recording for extended periods and is useful for the ability to record multiple data points from a single subject.

Telemetry with ADInstruments

For the wireless recording of a variety of biological signals in small animals, ADInstruments offers our telemetry brand, Kaha Sciences.

Extensively used globally in academic and research institutions as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, Kaha systems paired with PowerLab and LabChart sets the new standard in quality and power for implantable, wireless telemetry in rats and mice.

Measure true high-fidelity signals such as ventricular and arterial pressures, sympathetic nerve activity (SNA), biopotentials (e.g. ECG, EMG & EEG), tissue oxygen, and optogenetics stimulating and recording.

Benefits of telemetry 

The use of telemetry within animal research is beneficial for a wide array of reasons and is a recommended industry practice for improved animal welfare.

  • Ability to work with conscious, freely moving animals
  • Improved animal welfare and reduced stress artefacts results in improved data quality
  • Suitable to studies requiring continuous recording across extended periods
  • Ability to record multiple data points from a single subject
  • Lowered animal costs
Applications we Support

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Neuroscience

Neuroscience studies apply the principles of biology (in particular neurobiology) to the study of the physiological, genetic, and developmental mechanisms of behavior in animals as a way to better understand human pathology and to contribute to evidence-based practice.

Typically, investigations are at the level of nerves, neurotransmitters, brain circuitry and the basic biological processes that underlie normal and abnormal behavior.

Neuroscience with ADInstruments

PowerLab and LabChart integrate seamlessly with a huge range of third-party equipment to provide the flexibility and power you need for your unique behavioral neuroscience research.

Work with our team of experienced scientists to tailor the perfect solution for your needs. 

With simple, streamlined software, specialized support and the highest quality data integrity, ADInstruments provides easily customizable systems for all your neuroscience needs.

Applications we Support

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Cardiovascular

animal Cardiovascular researchCardiovascular research focuses on physiology of the heart and cardiovascular system.

From basic biological investigation through to disease focused research, and translational research with a bench to bedside focus, cardiovascular research in animals is a diverse and multidisciplinary application. 

Cardiovascular with ADInstruments

Whether your research is basic or translational, or somewhere in between, ADInstruments offers a range of solutions for accurate and sensitive cardiovascular measurements. 

And with the ability to integrate data streams from blood flow, NIBP, isolated heart, arterial pressure, ventricular pressure and volume, laser doppler flow, electrophysiology and more, our systems can evolve as your experiments do - ensuring quality results wherever your research takes you.

Applications we Support

Cardio Electrophysiology

Cardiovascular Electrophysiology allows for the precise measurement and analysis of ECG waveforms, heart rate variability, arrhythmias, waveform morphology, and cardiac action potentials.

Whether measuring surface or intracardiac ECG, and whether stimulating, pacing, or just recording, LabChart’s tailored tools and modules enable easy and powerful data analysis.

Hemodynamics

Hemodynamics is the investigation into the dynamics of blood pressure the forces required for the heart to pump and circulate blood flow throughout the cardiovascular system.

As a vast majority of all cardiovascular disease and disorder relate to hemodynamic functions, this is an important and highly studied area of cardiovascular research.

Isolated Heart Systems

Whether you want to monitor mechanical and electrical cardiac parameters without the influence of other physiological processes, examine the influence of preload and afterload on cardiac work or record atrial and aortic pressures, our isolated heart systems can support your research with simple set up, flexible recording and powerful analysis.

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In Vitro

Pharmacology + Isolated Tissue and Organs

Isolated Tissue and Organs researchPharmacology is the science of drug action on biological systems.

It requires knowledge of drug sources, chemical properties, biological effects and therapeutic uses of drugs.

In vitro pharmacological studies include the use of tissue-organ baths, organ perfused apparatus and Ussing chambers.

Record & measure in vitro tissue response and muscle tension measurements for pharmacology research using our complete organ bath systems.

ADInstruments offer all-in-one or modular Organ Baths with specialist hardware from Radnoti or PanLab.

All systems include gas and temperature control to provide an ideal environment for tissue viability.

Pharmacology + Isolated Tissue and Organs with ADInstruments

Streamline your pharmacology / isolated tissue & organ research and maximize efficiency by recording and measuring in vitro muscle and tissue response using Powerlab and LabChart as an acquisition and analysis base.

Combine your choice with our range of complementary equipment and products including our all-in-one and modular organ bath systems to accurately study the effects of pharmacological agents of smooth muscle contractions in single or multiple tissue preparations.

Additionally, we provide working heart and Langendorff systems to study inherent contraction and relaxation properties of an intact isolated heart.

A range of supplementary accessories and consumables are also available.

LabChart provides streamlined software to measure and analyze changes in force, pressure, volume, flow rate, and many additional functions for pharmacological and cardiovascular research.

We also offer a Dose Response and Peak Analysis Add-Ons, with analysis and graphical display of pharmacologically evoked responses recorded in LabChart.

Applications we Support

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Electrophysiology

Electrophysiology is the study of the electrical properties of biological cells and tissues.

It involves measurements of voltage change or electrical current flow on a wide variety of scales from single ion channels to whole tissues like the heart. In neuroscience, it includes measurements of the electrical activity of neurons, and particularly action potential activity.

Electrophysiology with ADInstruments

When it comes to carrying out research, having the electrophysiology tools to easily handle a diverse set of requirements is vital.

With PowerLab and LabChart at the core of any ADInstruments solution, you are equipped with the foundation to easily develop a customized solutions for your unique research focus. 

Offering high spec electrophysiology solutions to acquire a range of quality recordings from patch clamp systems to biopotential signals - or the option to integrate your own electrophysiology hardware configurations - you can then easily apply advanced calculations in LabChart as your experiment unfolds.

With the option of customizable analysis options or standard features such as peak analysis, scope view, arithmetic, artifact recognition and characterization of cell firing - you are free to experiment with confidence.

Applications we Support

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