As patch-recording evolves, the need for more manipulation equipment for multiple recording experiments is becoming increasingly common. Previous micromanipulator designs allowed for easy placement of a single manipulator on the right and left sides of the microscope, but they did not allow for multiple manipulators on either side.
The MX7800 crossed roller bearing micromanipulator uses the time-tested design of our 7600 and 7700 series stages along with a new folded Y-axis stage that narrows the footprint of the manipulator by half. This narrow design enables the mounting of as many as six micromanipulators in a semicircle from side to side around the front of the microscope.
The MX7800’s X, Y and Z axes have 20mm of travel, while the tilted axial axis has a full 50mm of travel to facilitate electrode change-out in tight quarters. This micromanipulator comes with both MXC and MXC-D style head stage mounts.