Multi-Channel Reader

Helios is the first affordable multi-channel electrochemical workstation that has 16 independent channels, all with independently addressable control. Its channel configuration is easy to use and efficient – capable of performing up to 16 different electrochemical experiments at the same time.

The Helios, as well as our electrochemical sensor chips, is a great representation of our novel sensor technology that is unlike the conventional electrochemical sensor chip and potentiostat combination. Using our universal technology platform, experiments such as electrolyte assays, genetic assays, and immunoassays are able to be performed using raw samples – no PCR required; yielding precise, quantitative results in under an hour. All of this can be done simply by connecting Helios to your computer through USB.

Easy-to-use software, real-time data plots, independent channel controls, compact footprint

Hardware Specifications

  • Number of potentiostat channels 16 with independent control
  • Current measurement range -10uA to +10uA
  • Error limit < 0.1% FSR
  • Counter-electrode protection Output short-circuit protected
  • Reference electrode current < 1nA
  • Compliance voltage -8V to +8V, at 10 uA
  • Bias potential range -1.0V to +1.0V
  • Bias potential accuracy < 0.002V
  • Bias potential update rate 1000Hz
  • Data acquisition rate 100 samples/sec

System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems* Windows
  • CPU speed 1.5Ghz (2.4Ghz+ recommended**)
  • RAM 512Mb+
  • USB Ports 1x USB 2.0
  • Monitor resolution 1024×768 or higher
  • Color depth 16-bit or greater
  • Hard disk space At least 100Mb free

* – Linux and Mac systems are not officially supported but may work with certain system configurations.
** – Slower CPUs are supported but the data acquisition rate and plotting frame rate will be reduced.

The Helios Reader System includes a reader, sensor chip interface, cables, power supply, printed manual and software/driver CD.

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.