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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
Research Papers Expand
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...
Hatch, R., Leinenga, G., & Götz, J. (2016). Scanning Ultrasound (SUS) Causes No Changes to Neuronal Excitability and Prevents Age-Related Reductions in Hippocampal CA1 Dendritic Structure in Wild-Type Mice. PLOS ONE, 11(10), e0164278. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/jour...
Mean-Hwan, K., Znamenskiy, P., Iacaruso, M F., Mrsic-Flogel, T D. (2015). Exclusive functional subnetworks of intracortical projection neurons in primary visual cortex. bioRxiv. https://www.biorxiv.org/conten...
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