Invo Research Optogenetics is a relatively newer technique that is starting to become more mainstream and the possibilities are immeasurable. This type of research is allowing researchers the ability to turn specific neuronal circuits on and off by using light delivered through optical fibers. These light sources can be delivered to varying locations, such as the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system. Using PlasticsOnes Optogenetic Cannula System will help the researcher making delivery of the optic fibers to the neurons more accurate.
To accommodate all animal sizes, PlasticsOne offers varying pedestal heights and multiple gauge sizes to fit each researcherís needs and specifications. They offer them in a wide range of customized lengths that work in small animals like neonatal mice, and also in large animals such as non-human primates. Being made with stainless steel or non-metallic materials such as PEEK, Teflon, and fused silica glass are also available upon request.
For those researchers interested in doing specialized work in two areas of the brain or body, PlasticsOne offers Double, or Bilateral, Optogenetic Cannulas. The cannulas are cut to each researcherís predetermined coordinates and are customized during the ordering process. The center-to-center distance between each cannula can also be customized. Predetermined distances are available, but if a specific distance isnít listed on the website, PlasticsOne customer service representatives will help to create a solution.