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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

Research Summary: Alzheimer’s Disease Successfully Reversed in Mice

A study recently published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine has sparked excitement for its breakthrough revelations about Alzheimer’s Disease treatment. This study, led by Riqiang Yan, is significant as being the first which shows complete reversal of amyloid plaque formation and almost complete restoration of function in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. BACE1


Research Summary: Table Comparing Voltage Indicators – Nature Paper

In the supplementary section of the impressive paper “A robotic multidimensional directed evolution approach applied to fluorescent voltage reporters” by Kiryl Piatkevich et al., the authors put together a very handy overview table of the characteristics of genetically encoded fluorescent voltage reporters – an extract can be found in the PDF below: VSD comparison table


Integration of electrophysiological recordings with single-cell RNA-sequencing

Introduction The brain is comprised of a famously diverse menagerie of specialised cell types, enabling highly refined electrophysiological behaviour, as well as fulfilling brain nutrient needs and defence against pathogens. Functional specialization allows fine-tuning of circuit dynamics and decoupling of support functions such as energy supply, waste removal, and immune defence. Cells in the

Neuronal Circuits

An Electrophysiological Set-up Compatible with Magnetic Neural Stimulation

Abstract Despite rising interest in remote magnetic neural stimulation techniques, there are questions concerning their mechanisms and effects on neuronal activities such as changes in action potential thresholds. Electrophysiological measurement which is the gold standard to understand ion channel activities can be used to validate and verify the effectiveness of magnetic neural modulation methods.

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