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DBC at SfN 2022

DBC at SfN 2022 in San Diego

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From November 12-16 the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting was held in San Diego, marking the event's first return to in-person sessions since 2019.  The Diagnostic Biochips team was there, and had the opportunity to share information on our new subscription plan - learn more about how you can save on probes and get free access to the new DBC Cloud platform here!  We also shared details on our full product line and had a chance to hear about the incredible work being done with our probes and by the greater neuroscience research community in general.  Thank you to everyone for dropping by...

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Probing Questions: An Interview with Professor Ken Wise

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Recognized as a MEMS pioneer and one of the world’s preeminent experts in microsensor technology, Professor Ken Wise is credited with changing the path of brain research with the development of the revolutionary Michigan Probe. Tune into the newest episode of the Probing Questions Podcast to listen to the full conversation where Dr. Wise highlights the breakthroughs of his research and his vision for the future of the field.

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Probing Questions: Career Day

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It’s Career Day at DBC and we want to know what motivates YOU! Check out this month’s episode of Probing Questions where we talk with Kari Hoffman and Adrien Peyrache about what drives the passion for their research. How did you get your start in neuroscience?

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PQP Ep. 1: ePhys Wishlist

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What brain probe are you dreaming about? Listen to Kari Hoffman, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Adrien Peyrache, Ph.D., McGill University, and Eran Stark, MD, Ph.D., Tel Aviv University throw around some ideas about what’s on their ePhys wishlists and where they would look if they had the right kinds of tools.

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Probing Questions Podcast

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In honor of International Podcast Day, Diagnostic Biochips is launching the Probing Questions Podcast! Produced in tandem with the video series, PQP let’s you stay up-to-date on DBC’s exclusive interviews with systems-level electrophysiology experts. Our first episode on ePhys Wishlists is out now! Let us know what you think by tagging us on Twitter at @DiagBiochips.

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Probing Questions: ePhys Wishlist

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Brian Jamieson asks Kari Hoffman, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Adrien Peyrache, Ph.D., McGill University, and Eran Stark, MD, Ph.D., Tel Aviv University what’s on their ePhys wishlists and where they would look if they had the right kinds of tools.

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Probing Questions

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Diagnostic Biochips founder and CTO Brian Jamieson talks with experts from the neuroscience community in the new series, Probing Questions. Tune in for our conversations about their work and the future of neurotechnology.

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Multi-channel extracellular neuronal recording in drug discovery

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Multi-channel extracellular neuronal recording provides a window into the synaptic inputs and action potential outputs of multi-neuronal (N= 10’s, 100’s and recently 1000’s of neurons) circuits in a variety of cortical and deep brain structures. These measurements can be carried out on a chronic basis in awake and behaving rodents and primates. The use of micron-scale, lithographically-defined semiconductor electrode “probes” (smaller than a human hair) allows a large number of precisely-controlled electrodes to target neurons throughout an entire region of tissue with a minimum of tissue...

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The Wiring Takes up all the Space

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An introduction to neural probes for the non-expert…

Looking through a microscope at a network of neurons in the brain (as in the fluorescent microphotograph at left), it’s striking how much of the volume is taken up by axons and dendrites, the input and output projections to the cell bodies that function essentially like electrical wiring. This wiring is heavily cross-connected, with multiple axons terminating on each single downstream cell body, and each cell body sending projections to many other neurons. 

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Is Customization a Dirty Word?

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In many fields there is an inherent trade-off between the benefits of product uniformity and the appeal of customization.

Product uniformity fosters reproducibility, reliability, and lower cost, whereas customization gives users access to unique features ideally suited to the specific task at hand. Henry Ford’s comment that a customer can have “any color so long as it is black” may seem tone deaf to modern ears, yet Ford’s approach to standardizing and scaling automobile manufacturing led to the widespread adoption of the car.

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Neural Probes, re-imagined. You spoke. We Listened.

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Just over a year ago, the DBC team set out to better understand the neural probe market.  We spoke to as many neuroscience researchers as we could– from current probe users to those who had never heard of them– to see how we could build a better probe.  The things that we heard over and over were that users want:

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