RRSSC starts courses with NeuroLux wireless optogenetic implants in rats and mice

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Breakthrough Technologies for Optogenetics At RRSSC we were impressed by the battery-free lightweight ultra miniaturized implantable optogenetics modules. The Neurolux devices are fully implantable and ultra-lightweight. The flexible light sources operate wirelessly across nearly any experimental environment with user-definable pulse frequencies and durations. The system can be configured to meet the needs of many different circumstances. The complete system comes with a laptop, user-friendly GUI, and an initial set of disposable implants.  Conduct studies in freely behaving subjects NeuroLux system provides invasive tools with no external antennas, batteries, fiber optic cables, or head mount. In addition, the implants have an ultra-lightweight construction (0.02 g), which allows subjects to move naturally as individuals or as interacting members of social groups. With the wireless battery-free operation, NeuroLux implants have unlimited operational lifetimes. In addition, the thin, flexible form factors allow the device to affix on top of the subject’s skull for up to fourteen months. Implantation procedure For surgical implantation, optimal stereotaxic techniques and knowledge of good surgical practice are needed. Next to that, a number of special instruments have been designed by the Neurolux Team to optimize implantation whilst minimizing damage to the implant. We are in the process of setting up a three-day training at RRSSC. We will keep you posted.

Transonic and RRSSC co-organize the fourth 3-4 days practical course on PV-Loops in rats and mice

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Transonic, René Remie Surgical Skills Centre (RRSSC) and emka TECHNOLOGIES have joined forces and are excited to present the fourth European Rodent, PV Loop & Cardiac Disease Model Workshop. The Workshop is designed to enable attendees to not only optimize their microsurgical skills, but also gain experience in Admittance-based PV measurements, and be introduced to common cardiac disease models. We have designed this course for scientists and technicians who are new to rodent pressure-volume recording techniques or those who would like to refine their techniques. The course will be from February 14-16, 2022 with one optional extra day (February 17, 2022) for the induction of cardiac models (LAD occlusion and TAC). Interested? Here is some extra information. If you want to see the program or register for this course click here.

COVID-19 update

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Dear customers, November 6, 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic was more or less under control, but the number of infected people quickly increases at the moment. Therefore, in The Netherlands, the 1,5-meter rule has been reintroduced, as has the wearing of facemasks in public places and transport. In case you are entirely vaccinated, you can enter The Netherlands without any quarantine measure. You should be able to prove this with your Corona passport (Pass Sanitaire). As soon as the rules become less rigid, we will keep you posted via this website. For more information, see: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/tackling-new-coronavirus-in-the-netherlands We hope to welcome you again. Until then, stay safe and healthy !! P.S. In case you urgently need training, you could benefit from our online individual training setup. Interested? Ask for more information here.