Product Information

NeuroLux Optogenetics System

 

A complete NeuroLux user package will come with everything a researcher ever need to do optogenetics research. We provide the complete hardware and software system along with the every tool necessary to set this up. Don’t worry about finding the right cables or screwdrivers, we got your back.

Implants

Our implantable device integrates a flexible magnetic loop antenna, rectifier, and indicator LED that mounts sub-dermally on top of the animal’s skull, to offer chronic stability (many months) in operation without any observable adverse effects on the animal movement, brain tissue, or general social behavior. The entire device is smaller than a U.S. dime, with 9.8 mm diameter and 1.3 mm thickness. These implants are powered and controlled wirelessly.

Size: 9.8 mm diameter x 1.3 mm thickness
Weight: 30 mg or less LED
Wavelength : 5 types [470nm – default (blue), 530nm (green), 560nm (yellow-green), 590nm (yellow) & 650nm (red)]
LED probe length: 2, 4, 6 mm

Power Distribution Control Box (PDC Box)

The PDC Box is responsible for delivering wireless power to the implants. Our wireless operation scheme provides robust coverage in multiple representative cages and boxes commonly used for behavioral studies. Closed-lid home cages with food and water containers are fully compatible, largely independent of materials and structures, suitable for studies of individuals or groups of mice. To learn more about the power transmission, please refer to our latest publication!

Output: Maximum 12 A Size: 360 mm x 200 mm x 160 mm Weight: 3 kg

Antenna Tuner Box

To maximize power transfer to implantable devices in any antenna and cage settings, we need to manually match impedance of the source and the antenna using the antenna tuner box.

Size: 115mm x 90mm x 55mm

Laptop with NeuroLux Software

Researchers can control optogenetics simulation on animals using NeuroLux user-friendly software. The simple interface allows users to adjust frequency and pulse duration, and to apply burst mode that is also compatible with TTL input system.

Splitter (optional)

The splitter allows researcher to work with multiple cages. With one PDC Box, researcher can split the power to more than one cage and operate the system simultaneously.