High-resolution microdrives for chronic silicon neural probes
combined with fibre-optic / dug cannulae and 3-D probe arrays
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Discover what our systems can offer your experiments:
NANO-DRIVE - the world’s smallest chronic microdrive
Smallest, most accurate drives ever made - 2 x 4 mm footprint, 0.5 grams, 205 microns / turn with 5 mm travel; small
enough to place multiple drives even on a mouse.
Precision engineering - robust design ensures accuracy and allows drives to be reused.
Silicon neural probe compatible - purpose-designed to guarantee easy alignment with drive axis.
3-D silicon neural probe arrays - innovative stacking architecture for multiple silicon neural probes at 350 micron
intervals to create user-defined 3-D arrays with ease.
Optogenetics - easily co-align our optogenetics-optimised silicon neural probes with single or twin fibre optic
cannulas across 5 different positions with respect to probe shanks; 350 microns separation between probes and fibres.
Drug delivery - easily co-align a guide-cannula (28 AWG to accommodate 30 AWG injector) and silicon neural probes
(350 micron separation) for combined electrophysiology with pharmacology.
Compact implants - easily co-mount multiple drives per animal for large-scale, multi-loci network targeting and keep
head-pieces minimally-sized to facilitate natural behaviour.
2 x probes + nano-drives - 64 channels
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Designed to mate with our innovative silicon neural probes to allow precision movement in freely behaving animals, our Nano-
Drive offers you convenient co-alignment fibre optics and drug cannulas with out silicon neural probes as well as enabling you
to build you own custom 3-D silicon neural probe arrays too!
fibre optic cannula alignment with silicon probes
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