Tethered Mouse FSCV System

Pinnacle Technology

The tethered fast scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) system allows researchers to harness the powerful genetics of the mouse model to address underlying mechanisms of biogenic neurotransmitter release and function.

The tethered system for mice uses a head-mounted FSCV board and low-torque commutator connected to a FSCV PC-control interface box that streams data to a host PC. A stimulus control is available via an external tether.

The system can acquire data at a rate of ten sweeps/second at 1000 points/sweep.

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Tethered Mouse FSCV System for in vivo studies.

Pinnacle’s robust, turn-key FAST SCAN CYCLIC VOLTAMMETRY (FSCV) SYSTEM is designed to simplify the measurement of catecholamines (i.e., dopamine, norepinephrine, etc.) and other electroactive analytes such as adenosine. It functions by rapidly cycling a voltage across an implanted carbon fiber sensor and measuring the resultant current. Both the tethered system for mice and rats and the wireless system for rats have built-in support for controlling an external stimulus. The system ships with Pinnacle’s FSCV software.

How It Works

Changes in analyte concentration are detected by rapidly cycling a voltage across an implanted carbon fiber sensor and measuring the resultant current. Pinnacle’s FSCV system can measure spontaneous sub-second neurotransmitter release while conducting detailed behavioral studies. Both the wireless and tethered systems scan up to 1,000 V/s in a user-selectable range spanning -0.6 to +1.5 V. All systems have built-in support for controlling an external stimulus.

Key Features

  • Image bullet Voltage Span: -0.6 V to +1.5 V
  • Image bullet Max scan rate: 1,000 V/s
  • Image bullet Max sweeps/second: 10
  • Image bullet Max points/sweep: 1,000

The kit includes the following:

8408: Mouse Commutator/Swivel
8413-M: 12″ 15-Pin Cable
8426: 18″ Mounting Plate
8503: Tethered FSCV Mouse Headstage
8504: FSCV Interface Box
9002: USB Cable

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