Maestro Volt

Maestro Volt MEA System

Maestro Volt

The Maestro Volt™ makes quality MEA data accessible to any lab. The introductory MEA system is our most budget-friendly offering, designed for labs with lower throughput needs. 

Compatible with our 6-well CytoView MEA™ plates and the Neural or Cardiac module, Maestro Volt allows for noninvasive electrophysiological evaluation of your cells in an easy-to-use in vitro assay. Capture the dynamic electrical activity of excitable cells (e.g. neurons and cardiomyocytes) and see how Maestro Volt can supercharge your research.


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Key Features



  • >> Save on cost — The same quality MEA data at a budget-friendly price.​
  • >> Create detailed functional profiles — Dynamic spatial and temporal functional data evaluates how cells fire and interact in culture.
  • >> Monitor cells noninvasively — Noninvasive electrodes track activity over time for in-depth developmental studies and maximum experimental flexibility.​
  • >> Precisely control the cells’ environment — The smart environmental chamber finely controls temperature and CO₂ while rejecting electrical noise and mechanical vibrations.​
  • >> See your cells — Maestro’s patented CytoView transparent circuit technology allows easy cell visualization and assay multiplexing.​
  • >> Control cellular activity — Electrical stimulation lets you recreate specific patterns of cellular activity.​
  • >> Perform complex experiments with simple assay techniques — Requires only basic culture techniques with no labels, dyes, or complicated steps.​



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Multiplex your assay: Maestro + Omni

>> Platform cross-compatibility lets you view live-cell imaging alongside real-time, functional data to enhance your analysis

>> Monitor electrode coverage and cell morphology to ensure consistent, quality results

>> Experience no-hassle tracking — the Axion Portal automatically links data via barcode

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Electrical activity can give important context to your research. Detailed functional characterization is critical for understanding disease mechanisms, but many researchers avoid it because the techniques can be laborious. Electrophysiology doesn’t have to be difficult. 

The Maestro MEA platform makes it easy to perform complex electrophysiological experiments and gain deep insights into the function of cells. Since launching our first multiwell plate-based Maestro MEA system more than a decade ago, it has become an indispensable tool in academic, biotech, and pharma labs around the world. 

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The Maestro Volt platform is available with one of two software modules: Neural or Cardiac. Select the software module to match your assay needs:


Neural Software Module

Neural – Measure the key parameters of neural network function, including activity (are the neurons functional?), synchrony (are the synapses functional?), and oscillation (is the network functional?).

Cardiac Software Module

Cardiac – Record the four key measures of functional cardiac performance, label free and in real time in every well of the multiwell plate: action potential (a.k.a. LEAP assay); field potential; propagation; and contractility.

Neural metric tools

Neural Metrics Definitions

The need for powerful neural analysis software does not have to mean complicated software. Download the Neural Metrics document to discover over 50 neural metrics available to you for your data analysis.

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MEA Consumables


The Maestro Volt is compatible with:​

CytoView MEA™ – The premium Maestro multiwell MEA plate with a transparent well bottom for cell visualization and assay multiplexing. The 6-well plate formats are compatible with the Maestro Volt.

Omni live-cell imaging system

Cross-compatible Platforms

The Maestro Volt system has cross-compatibility with:

Omni™ – See whole-plate images of your cultures next to real-time activity measurements. Confirm electrode coverage and culture health with just a few clicks from AxIS Navigator™. Compatible with Omni and Omni Pro 12™ systems.

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