oDrive (Optogenetics-enabled microdrive)

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Above: The oDrive allows for optogenetic-enabled microdrive strategies during experiments. (Shown on stereotaxic adaptor)

NeuroNexus now offers a microdrive-compatible chronic Optoelectrode solution by combining some popular product lines: H-style probes, dDrives, and Optoelectrodes. With the addition of the oDrive, it is now possible to increase the effectiveness and longevity of your chronic Optoelectrode recordings.

oDrive Anatomy

The entire assembly features the standard oDrive-m or oDrive-xL, paired with an OH-style probe mounted with an optical fiber. The following fibers are available:

  • 105 µm diameter core / 125 µm diameter cladding / 0.22 NA
  • 105 µm diameter core / 125 µm diameter cladding / 0.66 NA
  • 50 µm diameter core / 62.5 µm diameter cladding / 0.22 NA

The optical fiber is terminated with a 1.25 mm diameter ferrule which can be fixed to the oDrive cap for secure connection to a patchcord.





Dimension (W x L x H)

9.5 x 8 x 12 (mm)

9.5 x 8 x 18.5 (mm)


0.65 g

0.9 g

Drive Range 2.5 mm 7 mm
Drive Resolution 150 µm/turn 150 µm/turn
Drive Mechanism Screw Base Screw Base
Optical Termination 1.25 mm ferrule 1.25 mm ferrule

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