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Sutter MD Series Micromanipulator Platform for Inverted Microscopes

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    Sutter MD Series Micromanipulator Platform for Inverted Microscopes

    SKU: MD

    Vendor: Sutter Instrument
    Part Number: sutter-md-series

    Sutter MD Series Micromanipulator Platform for Inverted Microscopes

    For those who wish to use manipulator in conjunction with an inverted microscope, Sutter Instrument has designed a series of Microscope Dependent (MD) stands.

    The typical MD stand is a manipulator platform that bolts directly to the frame of an inverted microscope. Stands are available in either single-sided or double-sided versions for the most common inverted microscopes made by Nikon, Olympus, Leica, and Zeiss. These platforms lend themselves to the absolutely drift-free recording configuration required when using the manipulators to position patch-electrodes to record from attached cells in culture.

    To mount the MP-285 to an MD stand you also need either the X285210 mounting adapter plate (for orthogonal mounting) or the 285RBI rotating base that allows for non-orthogonal mounting and rotation of the entire manipulator (note: the X285210 mounting plate is included with each MP-285 and MP-225). New mounting options and adapters for new microscopes are being added frequently.


    • Creates a stable matrix of ¼-20 or M6 holes on one or both sides of a mechanical stage
    • Open design allows easy access to specimen and microscope
    • Mounts directly on microscope preserving valuable optical bench space
    • Independent platform separate from specimen
    • Allows for flexible mounting of all Sutter motorized manipulators

    Works with the following Models

    NIKON MD-50 Series
    MD-50-1 Nikon Diaphot 200/300 and Nikon TE 200/300
    MD-51-1 Nikon TMD
    MD-52-1 Nikon TE-2000
    with Stage Up
    MDM-52-1 Nikon TE-2000 (metric option)
    with Stage Up
    MD-54-1/L Nikon Ti
    with Stage Up
    Motorized & Stage Up
    MDM-54-1/L Nikon Ti metric option
    with Stage Up
    Motorized & Stage Up

    Catalog Number Description
    LEICA MD-60 Series
    MD-60-1/L Leica DMIRB
    MD-61-1 Leica DMIL
    MD-62-1/L Leica DMI 4000/5000/6000
    MD63-1L Leica DMi8
    MDM63-1L Leica DMi8 (metric option)

    Catalog Number Description
    OLYMPUS MD-80 Series
    MD-80-1 Olympus IX 50/70
    MD-81-1 Olympus IX 51/71/81
    MD-81-1ZDC Olympus IX 51/71/81 with zero drift stage
    MD-73-1 Olympus IX 53/73
    MDM-73-1 Olympus IX 53/73 (metric option)
    MD-83-1 Olympus IX 83
    MDM-83-1 Olympus IX 83 (metric option)

    Catalog Number Description
    ZEISS MD-90 Series
    MD-90-1 Axiovert 100/135
    MD-91-1 Axiovert 200 / Axio Observer
    MD-92-1 Axiovert 25


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    • Reason for return

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