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Animal Direct Current Stimulation (DCS) Accessories

The Soterix Medical Animal DCS system is the only device and integrated accessory set optimized for pre-clinical research on transcranial Direct Current Stimulation.

Epicranial Implant

Assembled Epicranial implant (side and bottom view)

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The Soterix Medical Epicranial implant is the first and only electrode design that has been optimized specifically for Animal tDCS experiments. It is simple, robust, easy-to-use and ensures reliable stimulation.

The implant consists of three parts: 1) cylindrical Holder Base 2) Pin-Type electrode holder, and 3) Cap.

Follow three simple steps to position your implant :

  1. Fix the Holder Base directly on the exposed skull with dental cement.
  2. Fill the Holder Base with conductive gel.
  3. Mount the Pin-Type electrode holder on the Holder Base by screwing onto it . Simply unscrew the Pin-Type electrode holder from the Holder Base when you need to insert fresh conductive gel or when not in use.

Compatible with Soterix Medial Animal tDCS device. Contact Soterix Medical for your custom needs.

Name: Holder Base
Part # HB-3R
Outer Diameter: 5.7mm
Inner Diameter: 3.5mm
Height: 9mm
Material: Polypropylene

Holder Base
(HB –3R)

Name: Holder Base
Part # HB-4R
Outer Diameter: 5.7mm
Inner Diameter: 4.5mm
Height: 9mm
Material: Polypropylene

Holder Base
(HB –4R)

Name: Pin-type Electrode Holder
Part # PE-3R
Outer Diameter: 2mm
Height: 4mm
Material: Polypropylene
Pellet electrode

Pin-type Electrode Holder

Name: Cap
Part # HB-3RC
Outer Diameter: 5.3mm
Inner Diameter: 3.75mm
Height: 4mm
Material: Polypropylene


Soterix Medical Animal DCS kit

Model: SMI_2100EK1
Exterior Dimensions: 10.40cm x 11.34cm x 4.25cm (depth)
Use: Contains 10 Soterix Pin-type Electrode Holders, 5 Holder Bases, 1 syringe, 2 caps.
*Follow all storage instructions for Soterix devices and accessories.
Container Material: High Impact Polystyrene

Commutator System

The Soterix Medical Commutator solution now allows you to perform tDCS experiments on rodents without restraining them.

It is safe, reliable ,easy-to-setup and ensures consistent electrical continuity throughout the experiment. Long stimulator cables are routed through the commutator and any tension on the system is automatically and seamlessly adjusted allowing full freedom of movement.

Combine this solution with Soterix Medical Epicranial Implant to obtain the complete system for Animal experiments.

Contact Soterix Medical to determine the optimal accessories for your Animal tDCS experiments.

Anesthesia System

The Soterix Medical solution from RWD Life Sciences offers several options suitable for animals ranging from mice, rats, cats, rabbits,etc, to total allowed weight limit of 15 lbs .Depending on your particular needs, options include multiple flowmeters to meet simultaneous anesthesia requirement of multiple animals and associated independent control, benchtop, mobile or trolley operation, A range of accessories are available to pair with from Oxygen machine, air pump, gas evacuation apparatus, automatic weighing apparatus, induction chamber, gas filter canister, and masks. Contact us to learn how we can help put together dedicated set-ups for experimental solutions (cerebral ischemia, myocardial ischemia,ventricular injection,etc.), nervous system solutions ( Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Brain Injury, Spinal cord injury., etc.), and anesthesia / respiratory solutions.

Stereotaxic System

The Soterix Medical solution from RWD Life Sciences offers several options based on animal size / weight (mice, rats, monkeys, etc.). State-of-the-art features include accuracy of 10 μm, dual-lead screw design for stable, accurate, and smooth operation, laser engraved scales for ease-of-use, 360 degree rotation of manipulator swivel base, wear-resistant stainless steel material for easy to clean and disinfect, and resistance to electronic interference. A range of accessories are available to pair - from Adapters, Masks, Ear Bars to Holders. Contact us to learn about all possible solutions from surgery, single/multiple micro-injection in the brain, single micro-injection in spinal cord,to ceramic ferrule embedding.

Caution! The Soterix Medical Animal tDCS Stimulator is an investigational device. Federal (or United States) law limits device to investigational use in laboratory or other tests that do not involve human subjects .