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Halo-5 Microdrive

Provides up to 5 independently drivable shuttles to position up to 4 tetrodes with 6mm shuttle travel. 1 additional shuttle available for fiber optics or reference electrodes.

Custom “half moon” drive screw head and calibrated Turn Tool provide positive, accurate 16 micron depth adjustment.

Halo-5 Exit Tips interface into craniotomy and dictate electrode insertion pattern. To determine which Exit Tip pattern best meets your needs, please contact for Exit Tip guide or more details.

Halo-5 microdrives seamlessly integrate with Neuralynx’s wireless data acquisition systems for signal recording.

  • 1 Standard Exit Tip plus and customizable tip options

  • 1 time use

  • Lightweight, solid and durable with a shorter profile

  • Less expensive and easier to build

  • Omnetics and QuickClip compatible with Fiber Mounted LEDs (FLEDs)

  • ​Sold in packs of 5

  • All necessary components and hardware to build 5 Halo-5 Microdrives.
Sold Separately:
  • Halo-5 Assembly Kit
    Recommended for use. Includes Assembly Jig, Halo-5 Stereotaxic Mount and Halo Microdrive Turn Tool

Product Options

Item CodeContains
Halo-5 Micrdrive
For use with HS-16/18 series
5 units
Halo-5 Microdrive QC
For use with HS-16-QC
5 units
Halo-5 Microdrive MM
For use with HS-18-MM series
5 units


Tetrode Drives 4
Reference Drives 1
Grounds 1
Travel 6 mm
Pitch 250 microns
Drive Resolution 16 microns (1/16 turn)
Mass 1.8 grams
*Neuralynx is not a distributor of Omnetics parts