Fiber Photometry System
Plug-and-Play Fiber Photometry
At Neurophotometrics, we’re not looking to sell you a bunch of parts. We don’t want you to spend unnecessary time building a system, which in our experience can take 3-6 months and still not produce a very polished user experience. Our system is fully functional as soon as it arrives (provided you’ve got the animals and they’re expressing the right indicators, of course).
FP3001: Our Flagship Multi-Fiber Photometry System
With the sensitivity to pick up the activity of a single cell and the bandwidth to record from multiple freely moving animals and/or brain regions simultaneously, the FP3001 set the standard for fiber photometry recordings.
The FP3001 has three excitation wavelengths:
- 470 nm for imaging of green calcium indicators (e.g. GCaMP)
- 560 nm for imaging of red-shifted calcium indicators (e.g. RCaMP)
- 415 nm for an interleaved isosbestic control to eliminate motion artifacts (i.e. calcium-independent signals)
This system comes with a CMOS camera and integrated image splitter to capture calcium signals.
Launching March 2020
FP3002: The Second Generation
Through our work with over 100 labs around the world, we have designed the second generation of our multi-fiber photometry system to include many upgrades that integrates feedback from dedicated researchers who perform fiber photometry while maintaining the quality standard set by the original FP3001.
Features of the FP3002 include:
- Real-time processing and flexible control with a new computer interface
- Live data processing of over 100 channels
- Fully redesigned magnetic patch cord mounting system
- Ultra-stable scientific LEDs with patent-pending fiber optic feedback mechanism
- Upgraded sCMOS camera and knife’s edge image splitter for increased sensitivity
- Micro-second precision with synchronization across multiple devices
- Integrated optogenetics stimulation system with function generator
- Ability to collect analytical measurements for accurate across-subject comparisons
We are now accepting pre-orders for the FP3002!
Our system is fully compatible with Bonsai, a free and open source program. The data output takes the form of a .csv file, which you can then analyze however you’re most comfortable.
Fiber Optic Cannulae
We offer fiber optic cannulae (FOC) with black ceramic ferrules that have been optimized for fiber photometry with an 80% efficiency cutoff. Be sure to opt for a low autofluorescence fiber and match the numerical aperture (we can help with this).
Ferrule diameter: 1.25mm or 2.5mm
Fiber core diameter: 200um or 400um
FOC are $20/each, with discounts for bulk orders.
$18/each for 100+ FOC
$17/each for 200+ FOC
$15/each for 500+ FOC
FOC are sold in packs of 20.
Record from up to 12 brain regions using a single implant with our multi-fiber arrays. These 12×1 implants can be cut to custom sizes depending on your experimental needs.
Arrays can be ordered à la carte (minimum 5) or as part of a multi-fiber array starter pack, which includes 5 multi-fiber arrays and a patch cord optimized for the implant.
Onsite Training and Installations
The Neurophotometrics team is committed to providing a top-notch user experience. We want you able to start collecting data as fast as possible, which is why we offer onsite training and installation. Our fiber photometry system may be plug-and-play, but we can help to shorten the learning curve. Our scientists will travel to your lab and train your team over the course of a two-day installation workshop. Plus, the support doesn’t end when our team departs — we’re always available to help, from designing experiments and analysis pipelines to troubleshooting.
What Else Do You Need?
Patch Cords: Currently, we only manufacture patch cords for our multi-fiber arrays. For all other applications, we strongly endorse those made by Doric Lenses.
Camera for Behavior Tracking: If you require behavior tracking for your experiments, you’ll need a camera. No need to break the bank on something fancy — we recommend ordering this one on Amazon.