Surgical implantation and recording of high-channel count microelectrodes can be challenging even to experienced teams of surgeons, physiologists, and engineers. In order to guarantee maximum customer satisfaction and minimum failure rate in your experiments, we strongly encourage existing and new customers to take advantage of our surgical training.
We have many years of experience implanting and recording from microelectrodes and have discovered specific techniques that ensure good results. In chronic experiments our electrodes have provided reliable recordings for 1-2 years and some animals have even had recordings for over 5 years.
Blackrock offers hands-on surgical training workshops in the United States (Chicago, IL and Providence, RI) and China (Beijing). Participants attend a lecture covering the basic surgical procedure before performing an actual microelectrode array implantation – all led by an experienced surgeon. Each 8-hour workshop is tailored to the experience and focus of participants and their experimental designs. If you have any questions about how our surgical assistance program can help you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.