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MD Series
Micromanipulator Platforms

For those who wish to use the MP-285 or MP-225 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.

    FEATURES
  • 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

US Prices > MD Series
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.

MD part numbers have top plates with an imperial hole pattern (¼-20 on 1" centers) and our MDM part numbers indicate a metric hole pattern (M6 tapped holes on 25 mm centers). The last digit of the MD and MDM part number identifies a single sided platform (-1) or a double sided platform (-2) and left (L) or right (R). If you do not see a metric top plate for your microscope, please phone Sutter as it may be available.

Catalog Number Description Price
NIKON MD-50 Series
MD-50-1 Nikon Diaphot 200/300 and Nikon TE 200/300 $ 505
MD-50-2
Double-sided
$ 1,010
 
MD-51-1 Nikon TMD $ 505
MD-51-2
Double-sided
$ 1,010
 
MD-52-1 Nikon TE-2000 $ 505
MD-52-2
Double-sided
$ 1,010
MD-52-1/UP
with Stage Up
$ 505
MD-52-2/UP
Double-sided with Stage Up
$ 1,010
 
MDM-52-1 Nikon TE-2000 (metric tap) $ 505
MDM-52-2
Double-sided
$ 1,010
MDM-52-1/UP
with Stage Up
$ 505
MDM-52-2/UP
Double-sided with Stage Up
$ 1,010
 
MD-54-1/L Nikon Ti $ 505
MD-54-1/R $ 505
MD-54-2
Double-sided
$ 1,010
MD-54-1/M
Motorized
$ 505
MD-54-2/M
Double-sided Motorized
$ 1,010
MD-54-1/UP
with Stage Up
$ 505
MD-54-2/UP
Double-sided with Stage Up
$ 1,010
MD-54-1/MUP
Motorized & Stage Up
$ 505
MD-54-2/MUP
Double-sided Motorized & Stage Up
$ 1,010
 
MDM-54-1/L Nikon Ti (metric tap) $ 505
MDM-54-1/R $ 505
MDM-54-2
Double-sided
$ 1,010
MDM-54-1/M
Motorized
$ 505
MDM-54-2/M
Double-sided Motorized
$ 1,010
MDM-54-1/UP
with Stage Up
$ 505
MDM-54-2/UP
Double-sided with Stage Up
$ 1,010
MDM-54-1/MUP
Motorized & Stage Up
$ 505
MDM-54-2/MUP
Double-sided Motorized & Stage Up
$ 1,010
 
MD-55-1/L Nikon Ti2 $ 505
MD-55-1/R $ 505
MD-55-2
Double-sided
$ 1,010
 
MDM-55-1/L Nikon Ti2 (metric tap) $ 505
MDM-55-1/R $ 505
MDM-55-2
Double-sided
$ 1,010
MDM-55-SP 15mm spacer for Nikon Ti2 with motorized stage (set of 4) $ 60

Catalog Number Description Price
LEICA MD-60 Series
MD-60-1/L Leica DMIRB $ 505
MD-60-1/R $ 505
MD-60-2
Double-sided
$ 1,010
 
MD-61-1 Leica DMIL $ 505
MD-61-2
Double-sided
$ 1,010
 
MD-62-1/L Leica DMI 4000/5000/6000 $ 505
MD-62-1/R $ 505
MD-62-2
Double-sided
$ 1,010
 
MD63-1L Leica DMi8 $ 505
MD63-1R $ 505
MD63-2
Double-sided
$ 1,010
MD63-1L/M
Motorized
$ 505
MD63-1R/M
Motorized
$ 505
MD63-2/M
Double-sided Motorized
$ 1,010
 
MDM63-1L Leica DMi8 (metric tap) $ 505
MDM63-1R $ 505
MDM63-2
Double-sided
$ 1,010
MDM63-1L/M
Motorized
$ 505
MDM63-1R/M
Motorized
$ 505
MDM63-2/M
Double-sided Motorized
$ 1,010

Catalog Number Description Price
OLYMPUS MD-80 Series
MD-80-1 Olympus IX 50/70 $ 505
MD-80-2 $ 1,010
 
MD-81-1 Olympus IX 51/71/81 $ 505
MD-81-2 $ 1,010
 
MD-81-1ZDC Olympus IX 51/71/81 with zero drift stage $ 505
MD-81-2ZDC $ 1,010
 
MD-73-1 Olympus IX 53/73 $ 505
MD-73-2 $ 1,010
 
MDM-73-1 Olympus IX 53/73 (metric tap) $ 505
MDM-73-2 $ 1,010
 
MD-83-1 Olympus IX 83 $ 505
MD-83-2 $ 1,010
 
MDM-83-1 Olympus IX 83 (metric tap) $ 505
MDM-83-2 $ 1,010

Catalog Number Description Price
ZEISS MD-90 Series
MD-90-1 Axiovert 100/135 $ 505
MD-90-2 $ 1,010
 
MD-91-1 Axiovert 200 / Axio Observer $ 505
MD-91-2 $ 1,010
 
MD-92-1 Axiovert 25 $ 505
MD-92-2 $ 1,010

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