Scientifica MicroStar Micromanipulator

The motorised micromanipulator for network studies and long-term recordings on small cells and dendrites. It has three axes of mechanical movement and a further virtual ‘approach’ axis, designed for intricate in vitro electrophysiology recordings. Record from multiple points simultaneously and determine connections between cells and subcellular structures, thanks to the slimline design. The electrical and audible quietness of the MicroStar makes it perfect for sensitive recordings, such as single channel recordings.


  • Smooth movement, without any uncontrolled motion
  • Zero electrical noise means MicroStar does not interfere or mask the signal
  • Easy speed adjustment for greater control of pipette positioning
  • Quick and simple switch between left and right-handed configurations
  • Customise your experiment thanks to the large range of accessories
  • The software allows you to adjust the speed, memorize the position and control the stages of the study

Suitable for multipoint network studies –  up to 8 manipulators can be placed around a single sample.


  • Patch clamp electrophysiology
  • In vivo electrophysiology
  • Neural probe positioning
  • Multielectrode recordings
  • Microinjection
  • Electrical engineering experiments
  • Cell interaction studies
  • Mechanical studies
Scientifica MicroStar Micromanipulator
Karolina Sobeczek
Application Engineer
Scientifica MicroStar Micromanipulator
Karolina Sobeczek
Application Engineer