In order to minimize the size and cost of our in-vivo automated patch clamping rig, we are testing new motors, pipettes, and pipette holders. To demonstrate that the motors can apply enough axial force to advance pipettes in the in-vivo preparations, a quick in-jello test was performed (sugarfree, of course). Check out the videos below!
Clearly, the new motors are able to easily advance the pipettes in a material with similar elastic modulus as our final application. Check back for more updates!