Microinjection Systems

XenoWorks®, a modular system designed to meet a wide variety of microinjection application needs. Our experience with precision motor control has culminated in this state of the art system.

The XenoWorks Micromanipulator uses a classic inverted joystick design for excellent ergonomics, intuitively linking the user with the micropipette. Combined with our smooth, responsive stepper-motor drives, the XenoWorks Micromanipulator replicates the feel and usability of traditional systems, without the associated inconveniences.

The XenoWorks Digital Microinjector was designed for precision manipulation of cells via an easy-to-use interface. The Digital Microinjector employs a self-contained vacuum channel for gentle suspension-cell holding applications. A second channel is available for both high-pressure injection and gentle positive/negative pressure for transfer of embryonic stem cells. Both injection duration and pressure are easily selectable using rotary knobs on the remote. The internal low-speed compressor removes the need for an external pressure supply.

The XenoWorks family also includes the Analog Microinjector for simple cell holding and transfer applications, which incorporates the same smooth response and ergonomic design of our other XenoWorks products.

  • Exceptionally smooth and responsive micropipette movement
  • Six movement sensitivities
  • Height- and tension-adjustable inverted joystick for optimal ergonomics
  • Up to 25mm of movement in three axes
  • User defined “Work” and Z-axis limit
  • Independent “hold” and inject/transfer channels
  • Femtoliter resolution injection
  • Up to 5,600 hPa of injection pressure
  • Remote keypad with rotary controls and high-visibility LED displays
  • Coarse and fine control
  • Use with a variety of hydraulic fluids, including oil, air and water
  • Interchangeable syringes allow sensitivity to be modified


Input Device
Height- and resistance-adjustable inverted joystick with integral de-clutch, 6 position rotary range control, low-profile base.

Micropipette Position Memory
1 user-defined set-point – “Work”
1 user-defined Z-axis limit – “Floor”
2 preset points – “Home” and “Setup”

Hold, Inject, Transfer, Clear

Pressure Channels
1 “Hold”, 1 Inject/Transfer

Course:Fine Control Ratio

Interchangeable Syringe Volumes
1000ul, 500ul, 100ul

US Prices > XenoWorks Instruments
International prices vary by country due to associated importation costs. Please contact your local distributor or Sutter Instrument for a quotation. Prices subject to change without notice.

XenoWorks Micromanipulator includes: 3 axis motor drive (left or right hand configuration), motor drive base plate, controller, joystick user-interface, connecting cables, and manual

Catalog Number Description Price
BRML XenoWorks Micromanipulator - LEFT hand configuration $ 15,500
BRMR XenoWorks Micromanipulator - RIGHT hand configuration $ 15,500
BRE XenoWorks Digital Microinjector $ 8,300
BRI XenoWorks Analog Microinjector $ 2,160

US Prices > Xenoworks Mounting Adapters

Catalog Number Description Price
BR-L20 Leica DMIRB/E/IRE2 Adapter $ 475
BR-L30 Leica DM-IL Adapter (manual or motorized stage) $ 475
BR-L40 Leica DMI 4000/5000/6000 Adapter (double-sided) $ 525
BR-N10 Nikon TMD Adapter $ 475
BR-N25 Nikon TE200/300 Adapter $ 475
BR-N27 Nikon TE2000 Adapter $ 475
BR-N29 Nikon Ti Adapter $ 475
BR-N29-M Nikon Ti Adapter for scopes w/ motorized stage $ 475
BR-Y50 Olympus IX50/70 Adapter $ 475
BR-Y51 Olympus IX51/71/81 Adapter $ 475
BR-Y51-FL Olympus IX51/71/81 Adapter w/ ZDC autofocus, left $ 550
BR-Y51-FR Olympus IX51/71/81 Adapter w/ ZDC autofocus, right $ 550
BR-Y73 Olympus IX53/73/83 Adapter $ 475
BR-Y73-2 Olympus IX53/73/83 Adapter double sided $ 950
BR-Z30 Zeiss Axiovert 100/135 Adapter $ 475
BR-Z35 Zeiss Axiovert 200 Adapter $ 475
BR-Z40 Zeiss Axio Observer Adapter $ 475
BR-CUST Custom microscope adapter $ 975

US Prices > Xenoworks Accessories

Catalog Number Description Price
BR-AT XenoWorks Analog Tubing Kit $ 55
BR-DT XenoWorks Digital Tubing Kit $ 80
BR-MH XenoWorks Micropipette Holder $ 175
BR-MH1.0 Micropipette replacement tip (1.0mm OD glass) $ 45
BR-MH1.2 Micropipette replacement tip (1.2mm OD glass) $ 45
BR-MH1.5 Micropipette replacement tip (1.5mm OD glass) $ 45
BR-AW Rod holding clamp (rod OD 2-4mm) $ 95
MT-81-DOV81 MT-81 stand with 8 inch dovetail $ 590
MT-81-DOV121 MT-81 stand with 12 inch dovetail $ 590
BR-HEA-CV Swing gate conversion for MP-285 / MP-225 $ 425

P-97 Micropipette Puller
P-1000 Micropipette Puller
BV-10 Micropipette Beveler
XenoWorks Micromanipulator
XenoWorks Analog Microinjector
XenoWorks Digital Microinjector