March 2, 2016
In collaboration with Rogue Research, NeuroNexus is offering an opportunity for a hands-on in vivo surgical training with the Matrix Array three-dimensional probe and Vector Array 70 mm deep brain probe using live macaque models. The workshop will take place in Montreal (6/8 – 6/9), and covers a wide range of topics including surgical planning, navigation, implantation, electrode design, and data acquisition & analysis.
Observation is free; You may reserve a brain hemisphere to perform and mimic a realistic surgery specific to your research area for $3,500. NeuroNexus will provide a SmartBox to collect any potential pilot data.
The training course will cover:
- Precisely targeting areas of interest using advanced imaging techniques (CT & MRI) and surgical navigation tools
- 3D skull reconstruction, brain reconstruction, superimposing or merging of imagery data sets, and implementation of data into stereotactic coordinate systems
- Visualization of cranial real-estate for electrodes, microdrives, headholders in 3D space
- NeuroNexus thin-film electrodes and Matrix Array designs
- Using Matrix Arrays
- Hands on training and implantation of the Matrix Array (1 hemisphere per group)
- Training with the NeuroNexus computer-controlled insertion tool
- Data acquisition and analysis
- Collecting additional neural and behavioral data post workshop (Additional fees may apply. Contact us for more details.)
Space is limited. The workshop can accommodate up to 6 groups, with up to 3 participants per group. You are responsible for travel and 1 night of stay in Montreal; Free housing is available. If interested, please register by May 27th, 2016.
Close-up detail, Insertion methods, and more
A true 3D neural interface, for both acute and chronic experiments.