Submitted by fratecm on Sat, 05/20/2023 - 09:59
Post Date/ Solicitation Issue Date
Closing Response Date
Proposed Award Date
Project Title
Electrochemistry headstages
Contracting Office
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Contact Points

Primary Contract Specialist

NAICS Code Number
(1) Trade name: Electrochemistry headstage
(2) Brand name: Multiclamp700B
(3) Manufacturer’s name: Molecular Devices, LLC
(4) Part number: CV-7B/EC
First of all, this headstage should work with our existing Multiclamp700B amplifiers by Molecular Devices, LLC. It is also required to provide voltages ranging between +/- 2 V and measure currents ranging between +/- 2 ìA at high fidelity.

Small Business Size Standard
Large business
FPDS Classification Code
Delivery of Goods
6-8 weeks
Set-Aside Status
Full Set Aside
Competition Status
Brand Name Only
Vendor Name
Molecular Devices, LLC
Molecular Devices, LLC
3860 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134
Kathy Firosz, Manager, Maintenance & Repair Center (MRC)
Background/Description of Requirement

LNCB routinely performs voltammetry experiments to measure the concentration of biomolecules such as dopamine from ex vivo brain slices for on-going projects. LNCB already has two recording systems using the Multiclamp700B amplifier with the headstage manufactured by Molecular Devices, which have been performed superbly over 10 years. We would like to add three more voltammetry systems, utilizing three existing Milticlmp700B amplifiers without the headstage for voltammetry. We have tried other products by other vendors for voltammetry experiments, but their performance does not reach to the level of Multiclamp700B amplifier, in terms of noise level and clamping fidelity.

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