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.

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 .