The Microwire Brush Array MBA was developed in cooperation with Dr. David Leopold’s Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health. The design concept, which features a large number of microwires tightly bundled within a single Microfil tube, provides a unique approach for recording and/or stimulating small neural pools below the cortical surface. The Microwires are designed to separate and splay out as they are implanted.
The design concept allows a large variety of configurations to cater specifically to the researcher’s application and experimental protocol.
- Up to 96 individual microwires.
- Multiple wires diameters may be specified within a single array.
- Can be configured for either acute or chronic implantation.
- May be re-used for acute applications.
- Chronic designs feature a flexible silicone cable between the brush array and connector, allowing the array to move freely with the brain.
- Brush Array designs are adaptable to a large number of connector types.
- Overall length can be specified between 2.5 mm to 120 mm.
- Shank diameter depends on the number and size of microwires selected.