This latest update of the Maestro MEA system’s software supports the complete portfolio of Axion MEA plate types and includes features for improved electrical stimulation capacity and tools for data analysis.
Superior electrical stimulation – Controlling network activity using electrical stimulation is a way to increase physiological relevance and reduce well-to-well variability, which is particularly useful for neural assays. AxIS 2.4 contains new features designed to improve electrical stimulation. A dedicated neural stimulation block makes the design and analysis of stimulation experiments easy, with new reference tags that mark the timing of electrical stimulation events.
Neural Metric Tool (NMT) 2.2 – The NMT offers advanced algorithms for computing burst and synchrony metrics and generates plate map visualizations, raster plots, and synchrony cross-correlograms beyond AxIS. Released alongside AxIS 2.4, the NMT 2.2 contains a variety of new features, including automated analysis of evoked activity for electrical stimulation experiments, batch processing, an Envelope network burst detection algorithm, and a number of other usability improvements.
CiPA Analysis Tool 1.2 – The CiPA Analysis Tool is a comprehensive cardiac analysis software suitable for any application requiring precise assessment of field potential duration (FPD) and arrhythmia. The CiPA Analysis Tool compares beat waveforms between recordings and doses in a user-friendly visual display. Automated algorithms extract measures of repolarization and arrhythmia, while also allowing for user visual inspection and classification. Key endpoints can then be compiled into summary figures and tables for study reports.