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Micro Control Instruments Ltd is a leading neuroscience equipment developer and integrator, focused on advancing neuroscience research by supporting the community with exceptional technology.

Our unique equipment range combines our own R&D output with technology from other leading developers; this includes components and systems used for imaging, electrophysiology and drug application.

The UK headquarters are based in the Innovation Stables, on a farm in the Southeast of England. This is supported by a satellite office on the incubation campus of Nanjing University in China. Not only does MCI offer the very best in neuroscience equipment and tools but we also pride ourselves on excellent customer service and great value. If you would like to discuss your budget requirements or any specifics about your neuroscience research and equipment needs for your lab then get in touch today.   

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Neuroscience Tech Update

MCI at the Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium 2017

MCI at the Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium 2017 #NNHD2017

Cambridge University’s popular bi-annual Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium- Neural Networks in Health and Disease took place on the 7th and 8th of September 2017 at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge. In summary, this symposium outlined technological developments and data analysis methodologies that have enabled us to study neural networks and circuits at an unprecedented level

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MCI Pryer Endoscopic Objective: An Introduction

In recent years, fluorescence imaging techniques have become central to the study of live neurons. Unfortunately, high-resolution fluorescence imaging studies of neurons remain largely confined to in vitro preparations of cultured cells or tissue slices (Yuste et al. 2000), because of the experimental difficulties in accessing many neuron types in vivo. These difficulties mainly

The human brain

China set to ‘industrialise’ brain mapping

High volume, high throughput and high-speed mapping of the brain Brain mapping projects have been around for a while and new global initiatives are seen as a way to take these ideas to a new level. Indeed, at a United Nations’ General Assembly meeting in New York City in 2016, Thomas Shannon, the US

Model outline of FlyPi

The 100 € lab

At the current exchange rate 100 € is equivalent to 90 British pounds or 119 US dollars. The next thing you then ask is what can I buy for this sort of money? The answer is not a lot, but the good news is you can build a lab for this. Yes, that’s right!


Summary of MCIs attendance at Japanese Neuroscience, 2017

Neuroscience 2017, the 40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society, was held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, over a three-and-a-half-day period from July 20 to July 23, 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together researchers from around the world to share the latest studies in neuroscience. This exciting event is filled

PhD and Post Doc competition!

PhD and Post Doc competition!

For the next twelve months, we will be running a blog article writing competition aimed at PhD students and Post Docs who have a particular interest in technology and techniques in the neurophysiology lab.  We have monthly and annual prizes up for grabs, plus the opportunity to get wider exposure for your writing.   Read

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