8 independently drivable tetrode shuttles for recording with two 18 channel headstages with Mill-Max connectors. Includes a central ferrule-based optical fiber drive for optogenetics stimulation.

Note: Ferrule-based fiber implant not included in VersaDrive-8 Optical kit. Available from Doric Lens or Thorlabs, or can be made in lab with special equipment.

Minimum length of fiber extending from bottom of ferrule: 15mm


  • Compact and lightweight

  • Disposable

  • Ease of construction – no soldering; one step strip and tetrode wire connection

  • Rigid, protective enclosure

Documents:
Included:
  • Cap, Base & Enclosure
  • 8 Shuttles
  • 1 Optical shuttle
  • 36 Receptacles
  • 21 Drive Pins - 16 for drives; 4 for structure; 1 for optical drive
  • 9 Drive screws
  • 1 Emery board
Sold Separately:
  • Reusable VersaDrive-8 Assembly Jig
    Highly recommended for loading process, reducing load time by 50% while ensuring quality.
  • Versa Drive Pins (100)
    Replacement black enamel Austerlitz insect pins available / sold separately. Pack of 100.
  • Versa Drive Receptacles (100/gold)
    Replacement receptacles available / sold separately. Pack of 100.

Product Options

Item CodeContains
VersaDrive-8 Optical
Pack of 5
5 units
VersaDrive-8 Optical
Pack of 24
24 units

Specifications

Tetrode Drives 8
Optical Shuttles 1
Reference Drives 0
Grounds 4
Travel 4.0 mm
Optical Travel 3.25 mm
Pitch 0.25 mm
Mass 3.2 grams
Length 16.2 mm
Width 12.2 mm
Height 18.3 mm
Connector Mill-Max 18 socket X 2
Notes Requires 2 HS-18-MM headstages
*Neuralynx is not a distributor of Mill-Max parts.