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Optogenetic/Electrical Stimulation Systems

Pinnacle offers a turn-key system that can be used for optogenetics or electrical stimulation. Our systems use a stimulus controller module to control the frequency, duration, and intensity of stimulation events. When used for optogenetics, the stimulus controller drives headstage-mounted LED probes through our low-cost electrical commutator (no optical commutator or fibers are required). The same system can be used to apply electrical stimulation with the addition of an electrical isolator (Digitimer DS4 or similar).

Stimulation systems can be combined with simultaneous biopotential, neurotransmitter, or behavioral recordings to expand the range of experiments that can be performed with a single system setup. Existing Pinnacle users can easily add the stimulus controller to existing 8400 tethered setups to incorporate stimulation in their own experiments.

Click on the video below to see our system in action as optogenetic stimulation triggers a seizure event, in vivo, in a transgenic mouse.

The Stimulus Controller offers precise control of optical or electrical stimulation duration and intensity for both continuous and cyclical events.

Our 8401-HR data conditioning and acquisition system (DCAS) performs secondary amplification and filtering before sending data to Pinnacle's SIRENIA Acquisition software of collection via USB.

A low-torque commutator allows unencumbered movement for mice. Since Pinnacle systems power the light source through the preamplifier, no optical commutator is needed.

Our headstages amplify and filter the signal at the head of the animal to deliver clean, artifact-free data.

Prefabricated headmounts reduce surgery time and allow precise, reproducible electrode placement. Available headmounts include ready-to-insert EMG leads with a variety of different EMG placement options.

An optional, SYNCHRONIZED VIDEO SYSTEM is available.



Optogenetics Stimulation Systems >

Optogenetic Stimulation Systems are sold in 3 kits.



Electrical Stimulation Systems >

Electrical Stimulation Systems are sold in 2 kits.



SUPPORTING PRODUCTS >


  • Hardware
  • Headstages
  • LED Probes
  • Depth Electrode
  • SOFTWARE

HARDWARE KITS

Pinnacle's complete optogenetics system includes a stimulus controller, data conditioning and acquisition system, commutator, headstage, and all the necessary cables. The key component of the Pinnacle system is the Stimulus Controller which provides precise timing, illumination control and integration with the electrophysiological and biosensor system. It features:

  •   Highly accurate clock (< 1 ppm precision)
  •   Three digital inputs, one digital output
  •   Two isolated inputs for external stimuli

OPTOGENETICS SYSTEM FOR MICE FOR RATS
Optogenetics Core System
Optogenetics Only System
ELECTRICAL STIMULATION SYSTEM FOR MICE FOR RATS
Electrical Stimulation Core System
HEADSTAGE KIT CONFIGURATIONS FOR MICE FOR RATS
1 or 2 Stim Kit
1 Stim, 1 Biosensor
1 Stim, 3EEG Seizure
1 Stim, 3 EEG, 1 Bio Seizure
1 Stim, 4 EEG Seizure
1 Stim, 2 EEG, 1 EMG Sleep
1 Stim, 2 EEG, 1 EMG, 1 Bio Sleep
2 Stim, 3 EEG Seizure
2 Stim, 2 EEG, 1 EMG Sleep
OPTOGENETICS ACCESSORY KIT CONFIGURATIONS FOR MICE FOR RATS
Optogenetics Accessory Kit
Optogenetics Accessory Kit - Rat Friction Fit