Micromanipulator System

The XenoWorks® Micromanipulator has been designed around our hugely-successful MP-285 electrophysiology micromanipulator, with the addition of a smooth-moving adjustable inverted joystick. Because the motor drive is based on an electrophysiology design, the XenoWorks Micromanipulator is extremely stable and resistant to ambient vibration. This stability also makes this manipulator an ideal platform for use in conjunction with the PrimeTech PMM-150FU Piezo Impact Drive for applications such as mouse nuclear transfer and intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

The joystick offers an unprecedented level of user comfort during operation. The use of an inverted joystick in conjunction with an almost zero-profile base allows the operator to rest their hands and forearms on the bench surface, providing ease of use and added ergonomics. The function keys can be located and activated by touch, removing the need to look away from the microscope, which will save time. Another time saving feature is the "Setup" function. Activating the setup function places the micromanipulator in the optimum position prior to beginning work (halfway on the Y-axis, three-quarters down on the Z-axis and three-quarters inwards on the X-axis). Once the manipulator is in the default setup position, the micropipette tip will already be projecting into the microscope's optical path, reducing the time taken to find the pipette tip through the microscope. The setup function also ensures an adequate travel range in all axes of motion prior to starting work.

The micromanipulator uses a pre-programmed "Home" position for fast micropipette exchange, and the ability to determine a "Work" position so the pipette can be repositioned with the press of a button. A Y-axis lockout function allows X-only axial movement for maximum control during injections, and a Z-limit memory position is used to prevent the pipette from colliding with the bottom of the dish.

The XenoWorks joystick is designed to allow the user to immediately develop an intuitive feel that makes it easy to precisely control position. Movement of the joystick is directly converted to a proportional movement of the manipulator. Speed control, center of travel, and programmable positions are right at your fingertips. One unique feature of the joystick is the declutch mechanism that allows for rapid repositioning of the joystick without moving the pipette. Combining this advanced joystick with the proven Sutter MP-285 manipulator technology creates an ideal system for intensive microinjection.

  • Height and tension adjustable inverted joystick for optimal ergonomics
  • Exceptionally smooth and responsive micropipette movement
  • "Home" position for fast micropipette exchange
  • User definable memory positions, including "Work" and Z-axis lower limit
  • Y-axis lock-out for pure X-axis travel
  • 25mm of travel in all three axes
  • Touch declutch mechanism
  • 6 speeds from coarse to ultra-fine
  • NEW: USB Interface


25mm on all three axes

Maximum Resolution

Maximum Speed


X & Y Axis
1 joystick swing
Z axis
1 rotation
C 12,700µm 3,200µm
1 3,300µm 800µm
2 880µm 400µm
3 400µm 200µm
4 200µm 100µm
5 100µm 50µm

  • Inverted joystick with integral declutch
  • Height and resistance adjustable
  • Independent axis-polarity inversion
  • Independent axis-polarity switches
  • 6 speed settings
  • 'Setup' function
  • 1 user-defined set point ('Work')
  • 1 user-defined axis limit ('Z-floor')
  • 2 preset points ('Home' and 'Setup')
  • Y-axis lockout

Maxmimum Motor Speed / Travel Range
5.5mm/s / 25mm

Motor drive
112mm x 185mm x 145mm
265mm x 240mm x 226mm
407mm x 280mm x 101mm

115/230 Volts
50/60 Hertz power line

CE Certificate

US Prices > XenoWorks Micromanipulator
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 $ 16,285
BRMR XenoWorks Micromanipulator - RIGHT hand configuration $ 16,285

US Prices > Xenoworks Mounting Adapters

Catalog Number Description Price
BR-L20 Leica DMIRB/E/IRE2 Adapter $ 500
BR-L30 Leica DM-IL Adapter (manual or motorized stage) $ 500
BR-L40 Leica DMI 4000/5000/6000 Adapter (double-sided) $ 550
BR-N10 Nikon TMD Adapter $ 500
BR-N25 Nikon TE200/300 Adapter $ 500
BR-N27 Nikon TE2000 Adapter $ 500
BR-N29 Nikon Ti Adapter $ 500
BR-N29-M Nikon Ti Adapter for scopes w/ motorized stage $ 500
BR-Y50 Olympus IX50/70 Adapter $ 500
BR-Y51 Olympus IX51/71/81 Adapter $ 500
BR-Y51-FL Olympus IX51/71/81 Adapter w/ ZDC autofocus, left $ 575
BR-Y51-FR Olympus IX51/71/81 Adapter w/ ZDC autofocus, right $ 575
BR-Y73 Olympus IX53/73/83 Adapter $ 500
BR-Y73-2 Olympus IX53/73/83 Adapter double-sided $ 1000
BR-Z30 Zeiss Axiovert 100/135 Adapter $ 500
BR-Z35 Zeiss Axiovert 200 Adapter $ 500
BR-Z40 Zeiss Axio Observer Adapter $ 500
BR-Z50 Zeiss Axiovert A1 Adapter $ 500
BR-CUST Custom microscope adapter $ 1,025

US Prices > Xenoworks Accessories

Catalog Number Description Price
BR-AW Rod holding clamp (rod OD 2-4mm) $ 100
MT-81-DOV81 MT-81 stand with 8 inch dovetail $ 620
MT-81-DOV121 MT-81 stand with 12 inch dovetail $ 620
MAG-MT Magnetic feet (set of 4) $ 69
BR-HEA-CV Swing gate conversion for MP-285 / MP-225 $ 450

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