Scientifica IVM Triple Motorised Micromanipulator

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Scientifica IVM Triple

A three axis motorised micromanipulator for demanding in vivo studies.

Mount the IVM Triple directly to your antivibration table or to a wide range of mounting frames.


Long travel

70 mm of travel in all 3 axes to reach deep within your sample.

Ultra-stable design

Less than 1 µm drift over 2 hours for long-term experiments.

Super-smooth movement

20 nm resolution for absolute positioning.

Unique “creeper” function

Minimise tissue damage when penetrating deep into your sample by enabling your probe to "creep" to a desired position at a speed of your choice using the LinLab software.


Electrically quiet for recording of extremely small signals without having to switch off the motors.

Control options

Operate via our ergonomically designed remote control options or through our specially designed LinLab software.


Download the IVM Triple brochure for more information.

Design & Specifications

Number of axes
Number of axes
3 orthogonal and virtual 4th axis
Travel distance
Travel distance
70 mm (in X, Y and Z axes)
Electronic resolution
Electronic resolution
20 nm
Minimum step size
Minimum step size
0.1 µm
Minimum speed
Minimum speed
1 µm per second
Maximum speed
Maximum speed
4 mm per second
Memory positions
Memory positions
50 on control device (unlimited via LinLab)
LinLab for Windows


"Compared to other micromanipulators I have used, the Scientifica IVM allows us to isolate more cells and to record from each cell for a longer time." 

-Dr Nicholas Lesica, Ear Institute, University College London

Huang, Y., Huang, P., Wu, S., Hu, Y., You, Y., & Chen, J. et al. (2017). Ultrahigh-Density 256-Channel Neural Sensing Microsystem Using TSV-Embedded Neural Probes. IEEE Transactions On Biomedical Circuits And Systems, 1-13.

Jung, S., Longtin, A., & Maler, L. (2016). Weak signal amplification and detection by higher-order sensory neurons. Journal Of Neurophysiology, 115(4), 2158-2175.

Kai, L., & Kaldenhoff, R. (2014). A refined model of water and CO2 membrane diffusion: Effects and contribution of sterols and proteins. Scientific Reports, 4(1).

Rose, G., Alluri, R., Vasquez-Opazo, G., Odom, S., Graham, J., & Leary, C. (2013). Combining pharmacology and whole-cell patch recording from CNS neurons, in vivo. Journal Of Neuroscience Methods, 213(1), 99-104.

Rose, G., Hanson, J., Leary, C., Graham, J., Alluri, R., & Vasquez-Opazo, G. (2015). Species-specificity of temporal processing in the auditory midbrain of gray treefrogs: interval-counting neurons. Journal Of Comparative Physiology A, 201(5), 485-503.


Dovetail Probe Holder (PH-1000)

Dovetail Probe Holder to fit bars/probes

Dovetail probe holder Dovetail probe holder

IVM Triple Kopf Mount (IVM-575-00)

Mount to attach the IVM Triple to the base of Kopf stereotaxic frame (diamond shaped).

Stoelting Mount (IVM-545-00)

Mount to attach the IVM Triple to the base of Stoelting and rectangular shaped Kopf U-bar frames.

IVM Static Base (with circumferential mounting slots) (IVM-590-00)

Static base for IVM Triple with circumferential mounting slots, for mounting onto a breadboard platform.

Extended Probe Holder (IVM-530-00)

To hold capillary glass of 1-2 mm in diameter.