The MPM System, the first multi-probe micro-manipulator optimized for use with new silicon neural probes, enables high-yield acute in-vivo brain recording and optogenetics
The MPM System offers motorized motion for Cambridge NeuroTech’s silicon neural probes, enabling high-yield acute in-vivo brain recording and optogenetics. It is based on New Scale’s piezoelectric M3-LS Smart Stages— the smallest, most precise piezoelectric postponing systems on the market, with proven precision and reliability in hundreds of commercial and scientific applications since their introduction in January 2014.
The MPM System surpasses current state-of-the-art manipulator systems by enabling independent positioning and control of up to five neural probes (each with seven adjustable axes) via an intuitive PC application with optional joystick control. The small footprint of the manipulators facilitates clearance for the virtual-task environments which are rapidly becoming a mainstay of modern neuroscience research. This innovative solution paves the way for neuroscientists to investigate multiple brain areas simultaneously as animals perform a variety of behaviors.
“Dr. Tahl Holtzman, founder of Cambridge NeuroTech, is an experienced neuroscientist and entrepreneur who helped guide development of the MPM System,” said David Henderson, CEO of New Scale Technologies. “He is an ideal partner to bring it to researchers using Cambridge NeuroTech’s cutting-edge silicon neural probes for electrophysiology and optogenetics.”
“The MPM System was developed by and for neuroscience researchers, meeting their needs for stability and precision along with high throughput and ease of use,” said Dr. Holtzman. “The compact system with a turn-key control application enables researchers to quickly configure complex experiments and to concentrate on accelerating discovery via optimizing data collection and through improved productivity.”
About New Scale Technologies, Inc.
New Scale Technologies develops and manufactures the smallest and most precise closed-loop positioning solutions available. Our “all-in-one” M3 Smart Modules – piezoelectric motor systems with built-in controllers – are easy to integrate into smaller, smarter imaging systems, scientific instruments, medical devices, aerospace and defense systems and more.
About Cambridge NeuroTech
Founded in 2013, Cambridge NeuroTech is biotechnology firm, led by an experienced neuroscientist, specializing in the provision of turn-key electrophysiology solutions built around cutting-edge neural interfacing technologies. With clients spread widely across academic research labs, large pharmaceuticals and contract research organizations our tools are enabling pre-clinical neuroscience in a variety of applications from small rodents to non-human primates. Visit www.cambridgeneurotech.com.