NeuralGlider® Inserter

Neural Implant Insertion System

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, preserving the integrity of the underlying neural tissue.

NeuralGlider User Testomonials

“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 flexible probe as well as chronic glial cell formation, so that we could get higher accuracy of electrode placement and reliable stimulation-induced hemodynamic responses from fMRI.”


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-Joong Aiden Kim, Ph.D.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Please review the Operator’s Manual for full indications, contraindications, and cautions.

Comparision of NeuroNexus Vector Probe insertions with and without NeuralGlider (video speed modified)

This work was sponsored by the NIH BRAIN Initiative SBIR (NS105500) and SBIR (DK117813), as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Biological Techologies Office (BTO) Electrical Prescriptions (HR0011-16-C-0094).