Plexon Neuroscience, Neuroscience technologies

N-Form® Multi Electrode Array

What makes the N-Form Array superior to the Utah Array?

  • The N-Form allows for targeting large volumes of neurons across layers and columns of the cortex
  • Combines features of the Utah array and linear arrays, such as the Plexon V-Probe, for chronic, 3D volumetric recordings
  • The high-density design and floating interface allows for longterm, chronic recordings
  • Researchers are in control of defining location of electrode sites on each probe (see animations below)
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Plexon N-form multi electrode array


The next generation of multichannel, high-density neural recording

Over the past two decades, researchers using arrays like the Utah array have faced limitations in recording large populations of neurons, including an inability to reach deep brain structures and low-dimensional recordings. Neurons aren’t exclusively arranged laterally on a 2D space, so why should that be all an electrode array can cover?

We teamed up with Modular Bionics to address these limitations with the N-Form array. The N-Form is a customizable 3D array exclusively offered by Plexon. It is compatible with Plexon and non-Plexon systems, and is priced similar to standard linear arrays.

With the N-Form, neuroscientists have the power to choose from a number of recording sites in a three-dimensional space.

Learn more about the N-Form below!

Research Applications

Electrical recording and stimulation of:

Motor cortex

Sensory cortex

Spinal cord

Peripheral nerve fibers

and more...



Features and Benefits

  • High-density, multichannel configuration

  • Up to 100 channels can be defined within a three-dimensional space

  • Customizable designs in terms of length and location of recording sites

  • High-quality neural recordings accessible immediately after implantation

  • Floating neural interface

  • Sterilizable

  • Excellent stability in acute and chronic applications

  • Microstimulation-capable

  • Various connector options are available

Researchers are in control of defining location of electrode sites on each probe

  • This animation demonstrates N-Form with 32 recording sites at varying depths across four shanks up to 3.5mm in length. Arrays are currently available for up to 100 channels with a maximum length of 10mm


Straightforward Probe Insertion

  • The insertion tool is easily adaptable to many types of microdrives / inserters. Inserting your high-density microelectrode array into brain, spinal-cord and peripheral-nerve tissue is a high-speed, straightforward procedure


Connectors: Omnetics, Zif, Samtec