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
Shallow Bracket (PS-7500)
Allows low, shallow angle positioning of the headstage or probe (recommended if mounting on SlicePlatform, MTP or MMTP)
Steep Bracket (PS-7550)
Allows steep angles or additional height reach for the headstage or probe (recommended if mounting on MMBP)
Low Profile L Bracket (PS-7800)
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 (PH-1000)
Dovetail probe holder to fit a wide-range of bars and probes
Electrode Holding Bar (EHB-500)
Electrode/probe holding bar with v groove to hold glass capillaries
Magnetic Base (S-MB-3020-00)
Low-profile magnetic base to attach your MicroStar to your antivibration table or other platform
Universal Rod Holder (PS-7600)
Rod holder to mount stimulation bars, or headstages with mounting bars to the PatchStar.
Fixed Sliding Probe Carriage (PS-7750)
Sliding probe holder with a fixed angle of approach to mount stimulation bars, or headstages with mounting bar to PatchStar.