Wireless Rat FSCV System
Wireless rat FSCV. Fast scan cyclic voltametry for the detection of neurotransmitters such as catecholamines in freely moving rats.
The kit includes the following:
8501: Wireless FSCV Board
8502: Bluetooth Dongle
9052: 3′ USB Extension Cable
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 of Wireless Rat FSCV System
The Rat Hat houses the battery and protects the system.
A low-powered, wireless FSCV board transmits digitized signals to a paired Bluetooth® USB dongle.
The Rat Hat bottom contains the electronics, guide cannula, and carbon fiber sensor. It is affixed to the skull with bone screws and dental acrylic.
Stereotaxically placed guide cannulas allow easy insertion of carbon fiber sensors.
- Voltage Span: -0.6 V to +1.5 V
- Max scan rate: 1,000 V/s
- Max sweeps/second: 10
- Max points/sweep: 1,000
Preprogrammed and Custom Waveforms
The FSCV software offers preprogrammed waveforms associated with the commonly studied analytes: dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin and adenosine. Custom waveforms can be easily uploaded as well, and stored in a drop-down menu for quick selection.
Made by Pinnacle Technology.
See Pinnacles range of tethered and wireless FSCV systems here