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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

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’ll have monthly and annual prizes up for grabs, plus the opportunity to get wider exposure for your writing.   Read

Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience Workshop

Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience Workshop

Eighteen students recently met in Paris for two weeks to participate in this year’s Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience Workshop. Expert lecturers and demonstrators from across Europe were invited to present a dense timetable (see below), consisting of lectures and practical hands-on sessions and demonstrations. All topics were focused on techniques and


Two-photon mini microscope

New two-photon miniaturised microscope enables visualization of brain neurons in freely-moving and behaving animals At this year’s meeting of Optics in the Life Sciences there was one abstract [1] that simply stated ‘We have developed a fast, high-resolution, miniaturised two-photon microscope (FHIRM-TPM) with a headpiece weighing 2.15 g. It is capable of hour-long recording

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