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Synaptic Electrophysiology Software: Introducing WinLTP and your 10% discount!

WinLTP: Synaptic Electrophysiology Software We are delighted to be working in partnership with Dr. Bill Anderson from WinLTP Ltd. and the University of Bristol, to bring you an affordable data acquisition program, endorsed by electrophysiologists worldwide.

WinLTP is a stimulation, data acquisition and on-line analysis electrophysiology software program for studying Long-Term Potentiation (LTP) and similar synaptic phenomena, and uses patch-clamp and extracellular synaptic local field potential recording.

  • Trusted by electrophysiology labs worldwide
  • Very low cost
  • Free upgrades
  • Easy for pharmacologists to use with minimal electrophysiology experience

Special features of WinLTP:

  • WinLTP is multitasking and simultaneously runs two tasks: 1) stimulus/acquisition sweeps, and 2) continuous acquisition saving Axon Binary Files. 
  • Central to the design of WinLTP is the Protocol Builder which can be used to generate complex induction stimulations. 
  • WinLTP also has Automated Perfusion Control, which when coupled with the Protocol Builder, enables automated experiments to be run after a stable baseline has been achieved.

I have been using WinLTP for over 12 years since the earliest versions of the software... I have greatly appreciated its ease of use and versatility, in terms of protocol design, data acquisition and analysis... Prof. Bruno Frenguelli, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, UK, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neuropharmacology

WinLTP is an indispensable tool that I have relied on daily for my research for nearly a decade. For me, the real advantage of WinLTP is that it has been designed specifically for experimental work on synaptic plasticity in which complex electrical stimulation protocols and triggers for drug delivery are required... Dr. Douglas Caruana, School of Life Sciences, Keele University, UK


Your 10% discount code

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How to order

For more information about winLTP, including detailed specifications and online user manual, or to place an order,  visit  www.winltp.com. To claim your 10% discount, remember to quote helloWinLTP10% when you place your order. If you place your order online, you can add the code in the ‘Additional Information’ section of the form, or on your purchase order.

What are electrophysiologists saying about WinLTP?

WinLTP is trusted by many electrophysiology labs worldwide - read what they are saying about WinLTP:

I have been using WinLTP for over 12 years since the earliest versions of the software. I have greatly appreciated its ease of use and versatility, in terms of protocol design, data acquisition and analysis. I have used WinLTP for both extracellular field recordings and patch-clamp measurements in hippocampal slices in the context of oxygen/glucose deprivation, epileptiform activity and synaptic plasticity. The stimulus sweep and continuous recording modes, together with online measurements of relevant parameters are particular strengths, as is the ease with which it is possible to change experimental protocol on the fly. WinLTP additionally works beautifully when acquiring other real-time modes of data (eg biosensors) using different software on the same PC. I would have no hesitation in recommending WinLTP to any electrophysiology lab.Prof. Bruno Frenguelli, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, UK, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neuropharmacology

WinLTP is an indispensable tool that I have relied on daily for my research for nearly a decade. For me, the real advantage of WinLTP is that it has been designed specifically for experimental work on synaptic plasticity in which complex electrical stimulation protocols and triggers for drug delivery are required. It is perfectly suited for both field and intracellular recording experiments in brain slices maintained in vitro, and it can be leveraged for plasticity studies in vivo, as well. In terms of whole cell recordings, WinLTP has one of the best seal test protocols that I’ve used. Parameters are easy to set and to monitor, and switching to custom experimental protocols once a cell has been patched is both quick and fluid. The Protocol Builder in WinLTP provides tremendous flexibility to construct and implement any sort of plasticity experiment you may need. Undergraduate and postgraduate students in the lab find it simple to use and require little training to get their protocols up and running.

The ability to monitor multiple measures in real-time during an experiment is, perhaps, one of the most powerful features of WinLTP. No other software I’ve used comes close to matching the design and execution of this.

There is a full-featured data analysis toolkit built into WinLTP, but it is also possible to export raw data in ABF format to analyse using other applications, including Clampfit and AxoGraph. Indeed, I use WinLTP in conjunction with pClamp for all of my electrophysiological studies. WinLTP is unmatched for synaptic plasticity work, whilst pClamp allows me to fill in the missing gaps and run protocols necessary for assessing membrane excitability or the conductance properties of isolated ion channels. There has yet to be a research question that I could not address in my lab using the combined utility of both WinLTP and pClamp.
Dr. Douglas Caruana, School of Life Sciences, Keele University, UK

Our groups use WinLTP all the time. It really is a very useful, versatile and in many aspects still the best tools for many purposes in our field. One of the most useful capabilities is recording stimulus sweeps (to measure patch pipette series resistance and cell resistance) while simultaneously recording continuous acquisition data (for later analysis with the MiniAnalysis program). WinLTP allows you to easily know (with one program) whether changes in your series and cell resistance are at acceptable levels while you are acquiring the continuous acquisition data.Prof. Tomi Taira and Dr. Sari Lauri, Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki, Finland

The lab uses WinLTP for long-term (up to 24 hour) recordings of field responses for synaptic plasticity experiments. The software is incredibly simple to set-up and, like all great software, it's easy and intuitive to use. The protocol builder is particularly useful as it allows automation of sophisticated induction protocols once an experiment has started.Dr. Vernon Clarke (postdoc in Prof. John Lisman’s group), Department of Biology and Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University

I have chosen WinLTP as my preferred data acquisition software for my lab at Queen Mary. The lab conducts electrophysiological and pharmacological experiments characterising ion channel function, glutamatergic synaptic transmission and synaptic plasticity. I started the lab with an expensive, industry-standard system, versions of which I was using for more than 20 years, realising soon that in this day and age if I want to make my students happy I need a solution that is much more user-friendly and transparent. Today, after upgrading to WinLTP, I have some very happy students and robust / reliable systems for data acquisition and analysis, which fulfil most of my needs in one single package at a fractional cost when compared to the competitors. Dr. Arturus Volianskis, Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London