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Epoch Wireless EEG Systems for Animals

Small Animal Wireless EEG System

Two channels of long-term wireless EEG for mice, rats, or pups

Continuous long-term recording

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wireless in vivo neural recording
Part #: EPOCH-MSE-SYS, EPOCH-RAT-SYS, EPOCH-PUP-EEG-S
  • Long-term wireless EEG/neural signal system for rats, mice, or pups
  • Dual-channel wireless EEG implantable transmitters
  • Additional transmitters available—just move the receiver tray to record from multiple home cages

Complete system includes a receiver tray, two 2-channel implantable EEG sensor transmitters*, and Faraday cage to collect data from a mouse housed in an industry standard home cage. Each Epoch EEG Transmitter amplifies and transmits two channels of high-fidelity EEG data. To record, simply place the animal’s cage on top of the receiver tray with the implanted animal inside of the cage. EEG data from the sensor is telemetered to the receiving tray and then sent to the data acquisition system.

  • small implants uniquely suited for neonatal and adult rodent recording
    • two-week transmitter suitable for pre-weaned rodents (less than postnatal day 21)
    • two-month transmitter suitable for rats as young as postnatal day 7 and older OR mice as young as postnatal day 12 and older
    • six-month transmitter suitable for adult rats and mice
  • transmitter mounts to the skull with cyanoacrylate
  • reduces surgical time to tens of minutes

When used with an MP Research System, use the power of AcqKnowledge software’s automation and scoring tools to identify seizures, predefine and control recording protocols, or set triggers based on external events (dosing, light changes, etc.).

After recording, use automated EEG analysis routines to quickly score multiple channels of EEG data simultaneously. Derive frequency bands, complete a Frequency analysis, look at Alpha RMS, etc., all with guided automated routines.

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No crosstalk

High-quality data—no “crosstalk” between neighboring cages in high-density housing

Easily integrate with BIOPAC

Analog output integrates with BIOPAC data acquisition and video monitoring systems

Small implants

Uniquely suited for neonatal (P10 mice or P6 rats ) and adult rodent recording

Wireless EEG for mouse, rat, or pup
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Compatibility


EPOCH transmitters and BIOPAC DAQ

The receiver tray has BNC connections that easily connect to a BIOPAC data acquisition system or third-party devices capable of accepting signals within the ±5 V range; each channel requires one output cable. Use CBL123 for BIOPAC MP160/HLT or CBL102 for BIOPAC MP150/UIM.

Teflon insulated platinum electrode wires are 10 cm and can be truncated to desired length; custom longer lengths available on request.

This system ships with the default transmitter Gain setting; other Gain settings are available if requested before order is placed. AcqKnowledge software includes the scale settings for each transmitter Gain option.

Epoch output range

Loca field potential data recorded bilaterally in dorsal CA1 of hippocampus in the adult mouse. Courtesy of Dr Jay Spamanato

Local field potential data recorded bilaterally in dorsal CA1 of hippocampus in the adult mouse. Courtesy of Dr Jay Spamanato

Maximum Animal Size: 1 Kg. Additional sensor transmitters can be ordered individually.

Receiver Tray Specifications

Operating Temperature: 30-45ºC
Maximum Tray Dimensions (LxWxH):

Pup (cage attached): 188 mm x 188 mm x 160 mm  (7.4″ x 7.4″ x 6.3″ )
Mouse: 345 mm x 210 mm x 21 mm  ( 13.6″ x 8.25″ x 1″ )
Rat: 429 mm x 216 mm x 21 mm (16.9″ x 8.5″ x 1″)

Note: We do not recommend recording from pups with an adult receiver because the recordings will have more noise compared to recording from pups with the pup receiver, particularly if the pups are very immature (i.e., before weaning). Also, the larger rat base will be much harder to isolate in a temperature-controlled environment, which is highly recommended for pup recordings.

Maximum Output: ±4V

Activate Sensors When You’re Ready to Use Them

Transmitters are shipped deactivated and must be activated within 6 months of shipment to ensure the full active battery-life. Add the Sensor Activation & Test Utility (EPOCH-ACTI) to start the sensor battery when ready to use the transmitter.

  • The reusable activator is battery operated and can be used for any sensors that are ordered as deactivated.
  • Deactivated sensors require that the user has an EPOCH-ACTI on-hand or includes one in the EPOCH order.
  • The activator utility can also output two independent channels of data (sinewaves) for testing purposes.

System Extensions

Add SleepSign for Animals (SSA100W) for complete sleep data analysis.

Use Camera Systems (CAMSYS4 or CAMSYS8) to monitor and record protocols and animal behavior. Recorded video will be time synchronized to the physiological signals in AcqKnowledge for easy investigation of key areas of interest.

Videos

Epoch wireless in vivo recording

Epoch Analysis Demonstration

Integrating BIOPAC Research Systems | Data Acquisition & Analysis

Seizure Detection using AcqKnowledge

BIOPAC Research Solutions | EEG

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