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Discontinuing Tungsten MEAs on June 2017

Effective on June 1st of 2017, Microprobes for Life Science will limit the metal option for all Microelectrode Arrays (MEAs) to Platinum/Iridium and Pure Iridium. From June 1st onward, the Tungsten option will no longer be available for MEAs. Note that this does not affect the availability of Tungsten for other products, such as Single Electrodes or Bipolar Electrodes.

The material properties of Tungsten make it significantly more challenging to incorporate into MEAs than Platinum/Iridium and Pure Iridium. Despite the lower cost of the metal, we have determined that the additional labor costs, fabrication time required per array, and challenges in training new MEA technicians make continuing this product line unfeasible.

For MEA array orders that are placed during the month of May 2017, Microprobes will request the customers, on a case by case basis, to evaluate an upgrade to the metal.

For special circumstances, such as in the case of researchers who are in the middle of studies that require the continued use of arrays with the same specifications, we will make sure we can support their needs.

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Welcome to Microprobes

Serving the medical research community for over 30 years with unparalleled quality products and service, our team of design and manufacturing experts are devoted to meeting your unique electrode requirements.


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  • Floating Arrays

    A sophisticated neural interface that is typically best suited for chronic recording and/or stimulation in large animal cortex, the
  • Nerve Cuff Electrodes

    Microprobes Nerve Cuff Electrodes are designed for reliable recording and/or stimulation for peripheral nerves. Our cuffs are suitable for
  • Single Electrodes

    Microprobes for Life Science Monopolar Microelectrodes are available in Tungsten, Platinum/Iridium, Elgiloy, and Pure Iridium metal, and are insulated with MORE

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Sharing the good news of visual prosthesis
06 April 2017

Sharing the good news of visual prosthesis

Intracortical Visual Prosthesis: The Clinical Trial The ICVP Project Microprobes is honored to be one of the seven team members of the IntraCortical Visual Prosthesis (ICVP) project which received NIH funding to proceed with the first human clinical trial of the implantation of miniature wireless 16-channel stimulation modules into the occipital lobe for the purpose of providing visual perception to people with blindness.

2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey
19 July 2016

2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey

Microprobes for Life Science would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to the winners of the “2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey" raffle!. In April of 2016, more than 130 researchers around the world were contacted to provide us with feedback of their experience with our products as well as the results they obtained after implanting our Nerve Cuff Electrodes, Microelectrode Arrays [MEAs] and Microwire Arrays [MWAs].

Our Customers Feedback

  • I've been a customer of Microprobes for Life Science for years and my lab has been using their products for even longer. Their microwire arrays and optogenetic-microwire arrays have always worked extremely well for us. We have used them to record in a variety of brain areas in rats and mice at both acute and chronic time points. The electrodes have always been in pristine condition, made to our exact specifications...
    Eric Emmons Naranayan lab
  • In our research, we have been using floating electrode arrays (FMAs) for single and multi-unit recording for more than six years to target gray matter in cortical sulci simultaneously in motor, premotor, and parietal cortex. We found consistently good signal quality with electrode longevities exceeding 2 years...
    Hansjorg Scherberger Hansjorg Scherberger Neurobiology Laboratory
  • We selected the FMA electrode by Microprobes for the fabrication of our Regenerative Multielectrode Interface (REMI) due to their excellent performance. Such quality in their electrodes allowed us to detect early neural activity in regenerating peripheral nerves, and we continue to rely on them in our current studies. Martin Bak and his team, have consistently provided us with expert advice, top-quality electrodes, and friendly customer service.
    Dr. Romero-Ortega, Mario I. Dr. Romero-Ortega, Mario I. Regenerative Neurobiology & Neuroelectronics
  • We have been using FMA's since Microprobe brought them to market in 2006. We have used the FMAs in acute, single unit recording experiments in rat and cat cerebral cortex. We value the great flexibility that the FMA allows for specifying the electrode length and site exposure - this versatility has enabled us to design chronic electrode arrays that work well for both recording and stimulation app lications.
    Douglas Weber Douglas Weber DARPA
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