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PNEUMATIC inserter Blackrock's solution for consistent, efficient and reliable placement of high density electrodes into the brain.

Pneumatic inserter

The pneumatic inserter delivers consistent, efficient and reliable placement of high density electrodes into the cortex.

Advantages

  • High-Speed Pneumatic insertion
  • Adjustable implantation depth
  • Minimal tissue damage
  • In-vivo or in-vitro preparations
  • Sterilizable

How to use the inserter

Implanting your electrodes correctly plays an important role for your data quality. The following overview illustrates the 4 major steps of how to use Blackrock’s pneumatic inserter for placing your electrode. For more details, please take a look at the implantation procedure or our detailed surgical training manual.

Step 1: Place subject in stereotactic device

  • Ensure head stability
  • Attach wand mount
  • Ensure wand matches electrode specifications

Step 2: Position electrode at implant site

  • Prepare surgical site
  • Ensure electrode is parallel to cortical surface

Step 3: Align inserter with electrode

  • Ensure inserter wand tip is parallel to and covers entire electrode

Step 4:  Activate Inserter

  • Wait until point of maximum insertion or briefly turn off ventilator

Step 5:  Implant electrode

  • Enable the inserter, then actuate the trigger mechanism

Application areas

The pneumatic inserter can be used in the following cases:

 Electrode length Clinical inserter  Research inserter
0.5 mm  yes
1.0 mm  yes yes
1.5 mm  yes  yes

 Instruction Manual

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