Rat optogenetics tethered core system
Pinnacle’s turn-key rat optogenetics system offers a straightforward solution for a wide range of optogenetic experimental models. The improved system seamlessly integrates optogenetic control with simultaneous biopotential, neurotransmitter and behavioral recordings to accommodate a number of experimental models and our improved optogenetic toolset allows more precise targeting of specific circuits and structures.
Pinnacle offers complete rat optogenetics hardware kits for new users. The key component of the Pinnacle system is a rat Optogenetics Interface Module which provides precise timing, illumination control and integration with the electrophysiological system. LED fiber probes are used to provide the stimulation and are compatible with standard stereotaxic cannula placement techniques and do not require an optical commutator.
The kit includes the following (all quantities are one unless otherwise noted):
8214-KIN: 12-Pin Rat Commutator
8401-HR: Data Conditioning and Acquisition System
8413-M: 12″ 15-Pin Cable
8413-R-Opto: Cable from 8401-HR to 8214-KIN
8417-PS: Power Supply for 8401-HR and 8480
8417-AD: Adapters for 8417-PS
8426: 18″ Mounting Plate
8480: Optogenetic Interface Module
9002: USB Cable (2)
For first time buyers, we recommend purchasing an accessory kit (8400-K14) to complement the hardware system.
Made by Pinnacle Technology.
See Pinnacles range of tethered and wireless FSCV systems with integrated optogenetics here