Tethered Rat FSCV System

Pinnacle Technology

The tethered fast scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) system allows researchers to employ the FSCV technique in a tethered mode with rats.

Possible uses of the system include measurements within a maze or other enclosed environments, such as metabolic and behavioral chambers. A stimulus control is available in the box.

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

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Tethered Rat 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:

8214-KIN: Rat Commutator/Swivel
8215-FSCV-R: Cable from 8214-KIN to 8504
8426: 18″” Mounting Plate
8504: FSCV Interface Box
8519: Tethered FSCV Rat Headstage
9002: USB Cable

 

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