Neuropixels 2.0

Proud that we have been able to contribute to Neuropixels 2.0, a new generation of miniature recording probes that can track the neurons inside the brain over weeks — and even months.

The new probes build on the success of the original Neuropixels probes released in 2017 and currently used in more than 400 labs. Neuropixels 2.0 are much smaller — about a third the size of their predecessors. They’re designed to record the electrical activity from more individual neurons and have the unique ability to track this activity over extended time periods. That makes them especially useful for studying long-term phenomena like learning and memory in small animals such as mice, the authors state in the latest issue of Science.