About the NeuralGlider Inserter

The NeuralGlider Inserter uses ultrasonic micro-vibration to reduce forces and resultant dimpling during neural implant insertions. Neural implants have been critical tools in neural interfacing studies for decades and are widely available from commercial vendors. 

The NeuralGlider Inserter has been tested in vitroex vivo, and in vivo with a variety of neural implants. The reduced insertion force facilitates slow (0.1 mm/s), accurate implant insertions while minimizing displacement/dimpling of the cortical surface, helping to preserve the integrity of the underlying neural tissue.

NeuralGlider Inserter Reduces Tissue Deformation During Trans-pial Insertion of DBS Electrodes in an ex vivo Model

(Left) Without the NeuralGlider Inserter.  (Right) With the NeuralGlider Inserter.

NeuralGlider User Testimonials

The NeuralGlider Inserter helped us to get a better outcome for our DBS-fMRI study. The micro-vibration really reduced impact resistance during implantation of the flexible probe as well as chronic glial cell formation, so that we could get higher accuracy of electrode

Sung-Ho Lee, Ph.D.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

With the NeuralGlider Inserter, we got much more consistent surgical results.

Hyeon-Joon Aiden Kim, Ph.D.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Partners

University of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Mellon University 

Tulane University

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 

Penn State University 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Our Distributors

Plexon Neuroscience Technology

These works are/were partially supported by the Brain Initiative at the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant No. NS105500 and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA) SBIR Grant No. DA051265 and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Biological Technologies Office (BTO) Electrical Prescriptions Contract No. HR0011-16-C-0094. The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this work are those of Actuated Medical, Inc. and should not be construed as an official government position, policy, or decision unless so designated by other documentation.