NeuroNexus offers insertion tools for both automatic, micron-precise insertions, as well as manual insertions with a stereotaxic frame.
Automatic Insertion Tool
The IST-Motor is a computer-controlled insertion tool developed to allow precise, micron-accurate probe insertions. The IST-Motor is designed to interface directly with standard stereotaxic frames. To complement the macro-scale adjustments of a stereotaxic frame, the IST-Motor is capable of 50 mm of movement. Insertion speed is adjustable between 0.22 µm/s – 8 mm/s, and insertion can be performed by absolute position or in increments as small as 0.05 µm.
|Insertion Speed||0.5 µm/s – 8 mm/s|
|Travel Range||0 – 50 mm|
|Step Size||0.05 µm|
|Dimensions||150 mm (L) x 30 mm (W) x 20 mm (H)|
|Probe Attachment||Varies by probe (see below); Vacuum tip (Matrix Array)|
|Insertion Tool Attachment||Stereotaxic manipulator|
Manual Insertion Tools
Manual Insertion tools attach to the probe package and terminate with a 2 mm rod. To attach the 2 mm rod to a standard Kopf 7.9 mm stereotactic frame, you will need an adaptor (IST-ADPT). Custom rods with a diameter less than 8 mm are also available.
|IST-ADPT||Adaptor to connect 2 mm mounting rod to 7.9 mm stereotactic frame|
|IST-CM||CM16 and CM32 insertion tool|
|IST-CM_Kit||Includes IST-CM and IST-ADPT|
|IST-NNC||O-Series insertion tool|
|IST-NNC_Kit||IST-NNC and IST-ADPT|