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MD Series
Micromanipulator Platforms

We've designed a series of Microscope Dependent (MD) stands for those who wish to use a Sutter Instrument manipulator in conjunction with an inverted microscope.

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. 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 in 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 universal platform (-1), single-sided positional (-1L, -1R), or a double-sided platform (-2). 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
Nikon Diaphot 200/300 and Nikon TE 200/300
MD-50-1 Single-sided $ 510
MD-50-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Nikon TMD
MD-51-1 Single-sided $ 510
MD-51-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Nikon TE-2000
MD-52-1 Single-sided $ 510
MD-52-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
MD-52-1/UP
Single-sided for scope with Stage Up
$ 510
MD-52-2/UP
Double-sided for scopes with Stage Up
$ 1,020
 
Nikon TE-2000 (metric tap)
MDM-52-1 Single-sided $ 510
MDM-52-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
MDM-52-1/UP
Single-sided for scopes with Stage Up
$ 510
MDM-52-2/UP
Double-sided for scopes with Stage Up
$ 1,020
 
Nikon Ti
MD-54-1/L Single-sided left $ 510
MD-54-1/R Single-sided right $ 510
MD-54-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
MD-54-1/M
Single-sided for scopes with motorized stage
$ 510
MD-54-2/M
Double-sided for scopes with motorized stage
$ 1,020
MD-54-1/UP
Single-sided for scopes with Stage Up
$ 510
MD-54-2/UP
Double-sided for scopes with Stage Up
$ 1,020
MD-54-1/MUP
Single-sided for scopes with Stage Up - motorized
$ 510
MD-54-2/MUP
Double-sided for scopes with Stage Up - motorized
$ 1,020
 
Nikon Ti (metric tap)
MDM-54-1/L Single-sided left $ 510
MDM-54-1/R Single-sided right $ 510
MDM-54-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
MDM-54-1/M
Single-sided for scopes with motorized stage
$ 510
MDM-54-2/M
Double-sided for scopes with motorized stage
$ 1,020
MDM-54-1/UP
Single-sided for scopes with Stage Up
$ 510
MDM-54-2/UP
Double-sided for scopes with Stage Up
$ 1,020
MDM-54-1/MUP
Single-sided for scopes with Stage Up - motorized
$ 510
MDM-54-2/MUP
Double-sided for scopes with Stage Up - motorized
$ 1,020
 
Nikon Ti2
MD-55-1/L Single-sided left $ 510
MD-55-1/R Single-sided right $ 510
MD-55-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Nikon Ti2 (metric tap)
MDM-55-1/L Single-sided left $ 510
MDM-55-1/R Single-sided right $ 510
MDM-55-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
MD-SPACER-15 15mm spacer for Nikon Ti2 with motorized stage (set of 4) $ 61

Catalog Number Description Price
LEICA MD-60 Series
Leica DMIRB
MD-60-1/L Single-sided left $ 510
MD-60-1/R Single-sided right $ 510
MD-60-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Leica DMIL
MD-61-1 Single-sided $ 510
MD-61-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Leica DMI 4000/5000/6000
MD-62-1/L Single-sided left $ 510
MD-62-1/R Single-sided right $ 510
MD-62-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Leica DMi 8
MD63-1L Single-sided left $ 510
MD63-1R Single-sided right $ 510
MD63-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
MD63-1L/M
Single-sided left for scopes with motorized stage
$ 510
MD63-1R/M
Single-sided right for scopes with motorized stage
$ 510
MD63-2/M
Double-sided for scopes with motorized stage
$ 1,020
 
Leica DMi 8 (metric tap)
MDM63-1L Single-sided left $ 510
MDM63-1R Single-sided right $ 510
MDM63-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
MDM63-1L/M
Single-sided left for scopes with motorized stage
$ 510
MDM63-1R/M
Single-sided right for scopes with motorized stage
$ 510
MDM63-2/M
Double-sided for scopes with motorized stage
$ 1,020

Catalog Number Description Price
OLYMPUS MD-80 Series
Olympus IX 50/70
MD-80-1 Single-sided $ 510
MD-80-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Olympus IX 50/70 (metric tap)
MDM-80-1 Single-sided $ 510
MDM-80-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Olympus IX 51/71/81
MD-81-1 Single-sided $ 510
MD-81-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Olympus IX 51/71/81 (metric tap)
MDM-81-1 Single-sided $ 510
MDM-81-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Olympus IX 51/71/81 with zero drift stage
MD-81-1ZDC Single-sided $ 510
MD-81-2ZDC Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Olympus IX 53/73
MD-73-1 Single-sided $ 510
MD-73-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Olympus IX 53/73 (metric tap)
MDM-73-1 Single-sided $ 510
MDM-73-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Olympus IX 83
MD-83-1 Single-sided $ 510
MD-83-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Olympus IX 83 (metric tap)
MDM-83-1 Single-sided $ 510
MDM-83-2 Double-sided $ 1,020

Catalog Number Description Price
ZEISS MD-90 Series
Axiovert 100/135
MD-90-1 Single-sided $ 510
MD-90-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Axiovert 200 / Axio Observer
MD-91-1 Single-sided $ 510
MD-91-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Axiovert 200 / Axio Observer (metric tap)
MDM-91-1 Single-sided $ 510
MDM-91-2 Double-sided $ 1,020
 
Axiovert 25
MD-92-1 Single-sided $ 510
MD-92-2 Double-sided $ 1,020

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