dDrive (Disposable Drive)
The dDrive (Disposable Head-mounted Drive) is NeuroNexus’ solution for cost-effective chronic recording experiments. It features similar capabilities as the reusable nDrive, but is designed to be used for just one implantation, simplifying your prep.
The entire dDrive assembly (with probe) can be sterilized, and it arrives assembled and ready for your surgery. The simplicity of the dDrive makes it ideal for both beginners and experienced users recording with NeuroNexus’ chronic probes.
Above: dDrive-xL (left) on a rat skull and dDrive-m (right) on a mouse skull. Shown with customized caps.
The dDrive-m has a drive range of 2.5 mm, while the dDrive-xL (Extended Length) has a drive range of 7 mm. The dDrive features a fine-resolution drive screw, making a depth alteration of 150 µm with each complete turn. Also included with the dDrive are an easy to use connector holder and an adaptor that interfaces with your stereotaxic system. Watch our video for a detailed understanding of the dDrive and implantation procedure.
Above: The Opto-dDrive allows for optogenetic-enabled microdrive strategies during experiments.
The dDrive can be ordered individually or as part of the Chronic Recordings Starter Kit, which includes five dDrives, five 4-channel HQ4 probes and all stereotaxic adaptor accessories. If you are new to chronic prep, we recommend pairing the dDrive with a 4-channel Qtrode (HQ4 package).
|Chronic Recording Starter Kit||5 HQ4 probes mounted on 5 dDrives, 1 dDrive Screwdriver, 1 IST-Adpt, 1 IST-2mm|
|dDrive-m, dDrive-xL||Full dDrive-m/dDrive-xL kit (probe mounted unless otherwise specified)|
|dDrive Screwdriver||Mounts to the drive screw to advance a probe|
|IST-Adpt||Mounts to a stereotaxic frame|
|IST-2mm||2 mm rod, interfaces to each dDrive package and to IST-Adpt (for Kopf 7.9 mm)|
Visit our YouTube playlist to learn more about hardware setup, recording with the SmartBox, and more.
Learn how the features and implantation strategy of the dDrive can improve the outcome of a chronic experiment.