Ion Channel Software

Here are some software packages used by ion channel researchers.

NameDescriptionDeveloped by
ACQ4ACQ4 is a python-based platform for experimental neurophysiology.Allen Institute for Brain Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
AxoGraphScientific data acquisition, visualization, analysis, organization and figure preparation in one powerful applicationJohn Clements
BLM AnalyzerBLM Analyzer is a software tool for experiments on planar lipid bilayers.Slovak Academy of Sciences
DataProDataPro is a program for electrophysiology data acquisition using Instrutech A-to-D hardware.Spruston Lab
Igor ProIgor Pro is an interactive software environment for experimentation with scientific and engineering data and for the production of publication-quality graphs and page layouts.WaveMetrics
jClampjClamp is a user-friendly whole-cell voltage clamp data acquisition program which features real time monitoring of cell and voltage clamp characteristics.SciSoft
NeuronNEURON is a simulation environment for modeling individual neurons and networks of neurons. Yale University, Duke University
NeuroRighterNeuroRighter is an open-source system for multi-electrode closed-loop recording and stimulation.Georgia Tech
PATCHMASTERPATCHMASTER is a multi-channel stimulation/acquisition and control software for electrophysiological experiments.HEKA Elektronik
pCLAMP Software SuiteThe pCLAMP Software Suite is an industry-leading patch-clamp electrophysiology data acquisition and analysis program for the control and recording of voltage-clamp, current-clamp, and patch-clamp experiments. Molecular Devices
SignalSignal is a sweep based data acquisition and analysis package.CED
Spike2Spike2 is a multi-channel continuous data acquisition and analysis package.CED
Strathclyde Electrophysiology SoftwareThe Strathclyde Electrophysiology Software is a suite of programs for recording and analysing signals from intracellular electrophysiology experiments. University of Strathclyde
WaveSurferWaveSurfer is an application for acquiring neurophysiology data in Matlab.Janelia Research Campus