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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
Schematics (Low Profile)
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.
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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.