by Modular Bionics
Ushering in a new era 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 non-Plexon systems, and is priced similar to standard linear arrays.
With the N-Form, neuroscientists have the power to chose from a number of recording sites in a three-dimensional space.
High channel-count: Up to 100 channels can be defined within a three-dimensional space
Shank width: 125 microns in diameter per 8 channel shank
Shank length: Up to 10 mm (minimum length: .75mm)
Customizable designs: Specify length and location of recording sites
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What makes the N-Form superior to the Utah array?
1. Utah Array: limited to 1.5mm in length. N-Form: up to 10mm.
2. Utah Array: limited to one recording site per shank. N-Form: allows you to define specific recording locations at multiple points on each shank (see graphics below)
Utah: Forced to record from only one site for each shank. Two-dimensional:
N-Form: You define the location of electrode sites on each probe. Three-dimensional, with ability to have 8 sites on each shank: