Optogenetics Starter Kits


Optogenetics is a technology that allows targeted, fast control of precisely defined events in biological systems, by delivering optical control at the speed (millisecond scale) and with the precision (cell type–specific) required for biological processing.

As far as optogenetics applications are concerned, LEDs are able to simultaneously meet both the speed and the spatial precision requirements mentioned above. Specifically, ChR2 activates neurons stimulated by blue light (e.g. 470nm), which can be delivered via an optical fiber to a live animal (e.g. a mouse). Mightex's optogenetics start kits, based on our high-power fiber-coupled LED's and versatile LED controllers, are specifically designed to provide the most cost-effective turn-key solutions for ChR2 stimulation.

 

Mightex's optogenetics starter kits are ready-to-use turn-key solution for ChR2 stimulation, and they feature super-high output power (up to 7.2mW with a 200µm fiber) and ultra-low power variation (<2%) during rotation. The optogenetics starter kit is typically composed of the following items:

(1) A 470nm fiber-coupled LED source (P/N: BLS-FCS-0470-100);
(2) An LED controller module;
(3) A fiber-optic rotary joint with SMA connector on one end and ceramic ferrule on the other, or a fiber-optic patch cord with SMA connector on one end and ceramic ferrule on the other;
(4) Two (2) mating sleeve for ferrule or cannula; and
(5) Four (4) implantable fiber optic cannula (two 5mm in length and two 10mm in length).


Mightex’s optogenetics starter kits can be summarized in the chart below.


Specification Summary

Starter Kit P/N
OGK-0470-0200-37-250-BLSSA02
OGK-0470-0200-37-250-BLS3000
OGK-0470-0200-37-125-BLSSA02
OGK-0470-0200-37-125-BLS3000
OGK-0470-0200-37-250-BLSSA02-RJ
OGK-0470-0200-37-250-BLS3000-RJ
OGK-0470-0200-37-125-BLSSA02-RJ
OGK-0470-0200-37-125-BLS3000-RJ
Light Source
Model#: BLS-FCS-0470-100, 470nm fiber-coupled LED
Fiber Core Size
Φ200µm
LED Controller
Cannula Ferrule Size
Φ2.5mm
Φ2.5mm
Φ1.25mm
Φ1.25mm
Φ2.5mm
Φ2.5mm
Φ1.25mm
Φ1.25mm
Patch Cable
Standard

Integrated Rotary Joint

Cannula Output Power1
7.2mW
7.2mW
6.4mW
6.4mW
4mW
4mW
3.6mW
3.6mW

Variation in Output Power During Rotation2

N.A. (system does not include a rotary joint)

±2%
1. Output power measured at the cannula at maximum driving current. For BLS-SA02-US LED controller, maximum driving current using Intellipulsing;
2. Output power variation during rotation of the rotary joint.

Ordering Information:
Model Name Price Buy Now Availability
OGK-0470-0200-37-125-BLS3000 Optogenetics starter Kit, with manual/analog/TTL control and an implantable fiber cannula with 1.25mm ceramic ferrule, 200um core and 0.37NA.  $1,788.00USD/ea 
OGK-0470-0200-37-125-BLS3000-RJ Optogenetics starter Kit, with manual/analog/TTL control, a rotary joint, and an implantable fiber cannula with 1.25mm ceramic ferrule, 200um core and 0.37NA.  $2,098.00USD/ea 
OGK-0470-0200-37-125-BLSSA02 Optogenetics starter Kit, with software/TTL control and an implantable fiber cannula with 1.25mm ceramic ferrule, 200um core and 0.37NA.  $1,688.00USD/ea 
OGK-0470-0200-37-125-BLSSA02-RJ Optogenetics starter Kit, with software/TTL control, a rotary joint, and an implantable fiber cannula with 1.25mm ceramic ferrule, 200um core and 0.37NA.  $1,998.00USD/ea 
OGK-0470-0200-37-250-BLS3000 Optogenetics starter Kit, with manual/analog/TTL control and an implantable fiber cannula with 2.5mm ceramic ferrule, 200um core and 0.37NA.  $1,738.00USD/ea 
OGK-0470-0200-37-250-BLS3000-RJ Optogenetics starter Kit, with manual/analog/TTL control, a rotary joint, and an implantable fiber cannula with 2.5mm ceramic ferrule, 200um core and 0.37NA.  $2,048.00USD/ea 
OGK-0470-0200-37-250-BLSSA02 Optogenetics starter Kit, with software/TTL control and an implantable fiber cannula with 2.5mm ceramic ferrule, 200um core and 0.37NA.  $1,639.00USD/ea 
OGK-0470-0200-37-250-BLSSA02-RJ Optogenetics starter Kit, with software/TTL control, a rotary joint, and an implantable fiber cannula with 2.5mm ceramic ferrule, 200um core and 0.37NA.  $1,949.00USD/ea 
Product specifications are subject to change without prior notice. All prices are FOB California, unless otherwise stated.
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