Scientifica PatchStar Micromanipulator
The most versatile motorised manipulator for electrophysiological studies. Designed with leading physiologists.
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, Y and Z axes)
Minimum speed1 µm per second
Maximum speed4 mm per second
Electronic resolution20 nm
Memory positions50 on control device (unlimited via LinLab)
SoftwareLinLab for Windows
The Journal of Neuroscience
Allows low, shallow angle positioning of the headstage or probe (recommended if mounting on SlicePlatform, MTP or MMTP)
Allows steep angles or additional height reach for the headstage or probe (recommended if mounting on MMBP)
Flip up bracket
The flip up vertical pipette exchange bracket mounts to the PatchStar to allow easy pipette exchange especially where space is limited
Low Profile L Bracket
Allows the position of the Z axis module to be changed, lowering the height of the PatchStar for rigs with height restrictions
Dovetail Probe Holder
Dovetail probe holder to fit a wide-range of bars and probes
Fixed Sliding Probe Carriage
Sliding probe holder with a fixed angle of approach
Universal Rod Holder
Rod holder to mount stimulation bars, or headstages with mounting bars to the PatchStar.
Electrode Holding Bar
Electrode/probe holding bar with v groove which can also be used with Scientifica’s LBM-7 manipulator and In Vivo Manipulators.
Low-profile magnetic base to attach your MicroStar to your antivibration table or other platform