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Scientifica MicroStar Micromanipulator
The ultimate micromanipulator for synaptic connectivity and neuronal network studies. Arrange up to 12 manipulators around your sample for complex electrophysiological studies.
MicroStar 360° view
Operate via our ergonomically designed remote control options or through our specially designed LinLab software.
Design & Specifications
Axes3 orthogonal and 4th virtual
Travel20 mm (in X and Z axes), 14 mm in (Y axis)
Minimum speed1 µm per second
Maximum speed4 mm per second
Electronic resolution20 nm
Memory positions50 on control device (unlimited via LinLab)
SoftwareLinLab for Windows
Cossell, L., Iacaruso, M., Muir, D., Houlton, R., Sader, E., & Ko, H. et al. (2015). Functional organization of excitatory synaptic strength in primary visual cortex. Nature, 518(7539), 399-403. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/natu...
Scientifica’s equipment is used in more than 50 countries worldwide. Some of our customers include; California Institute of Technology, University of Oxford, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Princeton University, Imperial College London, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, Yale University and over 700 more research institutions.
2 Year Warranty
Scientifica offer a two-year warranty with all Scientifca manufactured goods and a one-year warranty for third party supplied goods. Giving you peace of mind when purchasing your Scientifica equipment.
Scientifica Exchange Programme
Scientifica Exchange gives you a convenient method for swapping your faulty equipment over for working instruments quickly, to keep you working even if something goes wrong.
In the event that a Scientifica product needs repairing or servicing then the faulty equipment may be exchanged for the same type of equipment from Scientifica’s service stock.
To ensure the service is fast and cost effective we will ship you the replacement part as soon as we can. Read more about the exchange programme here.
Dovetail Probe Holder (PH-1000)
Attach a wide-range of bars and probes to your manipulator. Electrode/probe holding bar with v groove which can also be used with Scientifica’s LBM-7 manipulator and In Vivo Manipulators.
Post and Platform for MMBP (PP-3400-00)
Used to mount the MicroStar onto the Scientifica MMBP
Magnetic Base for MicroStar (S-MB-3030-00)
Low-profile magnetic base to attach your MicroStar to your antivibration table or other platform