Optogenetics has progressed rapidly from its beginnings in 2005, thanks in part to advances in supporting fields including photonics and micro-mechatronics. The MPM Micromanipulator is unique in its ability to simultaneously position multiple silicon probes and optical fibers for optogenetics.
An article in Nature Communications describes how researchers in Italy combined neural manipulations, resting-state fMRI and in vivo electrophysiology (using the New Scale MPM Multi-Probe Micromanipulator) to probe how inactivation of a cortical node causally affects brain-wide fMRI coupling in the mouse.
To achieve the goals of higher throughput and lower costs, NGS instrument developers are using smaller samples, parallel sequencing, and more automation. These factors necessitate miniaturization and distributed control of the photonics subsystems used in DNA sequencing instruments.
Building on a long-time technical sales and support relationship, Micro Technology Group has an expanded territory and is now shipping New Scale M3 products from stock
New video: Our latest micro stage with integrated controller is optimized for high-volume production. It has 10 mm of travel and fast point-to-point (non-scanning) motion.
Allen Institute uses Neuropixels probes and New Scale manipulator to reveal how information flows across the brain
The Allen Institute of Brain Science posted a summary of recent work from its MindScope Program. The team uses New Scale Technologies’ Multi-Probe Micromanipulator System to position Neuropixels silicon neural probes at precise locations in a brain. The Neuropixels probes are used to record brain activity in an effort to understand how we perceive the visual world around us.