Probe Mounts – MPM System


New Scale’s probe mounts are a fast, precise and safe way to mount delicate silicon neural probes onto the manipulator stages of an MPM Multi-Probe Micromanipulator System. We develop the probe mounts in collaboration with silicon probe manufacturers and users.

New: Neuropixels 2.0 Probe Mount (NP2a)

The new MPM Probe Mount NP2a supports Neuropixels 2.0 (alpha phase) probes. Use the NP2a probe mount to mount one or two probes to each manipulator arm in your MPM System.

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The NP2a mounting fixture simplifies the process of installing the probes into the NP2a probe holder and attaching the head stage PCB to the probes. It allows you to check the alignment of both probes in the probe holder, before affixing it to the probe mount base on the manipulator. We continue to work with Janelia, imec, and leading research labs to design probe holders for the forthcoming Neuropixels 2.0 (beta phase) probes.

Mounting fixture for the the MPM Probe Mount NP2a. The fixture helps users install one or two Neuropixels 2.0 (alpha phase) probes into the probe holder, attach the head stage PCB, and check alignment of the probes in the holder.

Reference probes: Safe pre-alignment during set-up

All probe mounts come with a steel reference probe to minimize risk of damage to delicate silicon probes while setting up experiments.

Use the reference probe while making initial adjustments of the MPM System manipulator arms, using the VCS software to determine probe angles and insertion paths. Once the manipulator arms are in place, simply swing each arm up to replace the reference probe with a silicon probe. Return the arm to its target position using the repeatable stops.

A steel reference probe minimizes risk of damage to probes during set up of experiments.

Probe mounts for Neuropixels 2.0 probes, other probes, optical fibers and more

    MPM System probe mounts are available for:

    • Nueruopixels 2.0 probes (alpha phase)
    • Neuropixels 1.0 probes
    • NeuroNexus probes
    • Cambridge Neurotech probes
    • Syringes, optical fibers, and custom probes

    New Scale Technologies probe mounts are designed for the New Scale MPM System. Several labs have successfully adapted the probe mounts for use with other manipulators.

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    The MPM System is the only micro-manipulator designed specifically for silicon neural probes, including Neuropixels 2.0 probes.


    Contact us or one of our partners for more information.