Insertion Tools

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.

Ordering Information

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

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