Freely Moving Group-Housed Animal Stimulation & Monitoring

Neurolux Modular System

NeuroLux: High Throughput Platform for Wireless Investigation

NeuroLux – the first commercially available platform allowing wireless optogenetic stimulation and physiological monitoring of central and peripheral nervous system as well as specific organs. This flexible and price-affordable solution offers, on a unique platform, a vast variety of methodologies ranging from optogenetic stimulation, drug delivery, real-time physiological monitoring and photometry, all in freely moving animals to maximize data reliability and reproductivity.

The NeuroLux Starter Kit is an all-inclusive package of all hardware, controller, as well as software to upgrade this technology quickly and easily in your existing experimental platform or housing cage. It allows up to 8 additional cages to be run simultaneously to increase experimental throughput. Master module powers and communicates other modules.

NeuroLux Hardware


The Power Distribution Control Box delivers wireless power to the implants by providing robust coverage of multiple cages/arena configurations. This technology is suitable for studies of single or grouped animals.


Used to maximize power transfer to implantable devices by matching impedance of the source and the antenna. The Autotuner allows you to quickly tune your antenna depending on your cage/testing arena settings.

Modular System

Our Modular System allows the implementation of NeuroLux technology to additional arenas. Custom software provides separate control of each module, allowing up to 8 additional experiments to be run in parallel!



Modular System

System key features

Wireless technology allows the investigation of freely moving animals

Battery-free system

Ultra-light design suitable for numerous animal models (mice, rats, birds, fishes…)

Vast variety of implant configurations for optogenetic and physiological monitoring of CNS and PNS for real-time control and data acquisition

Fully retro-compatible implants

Easy integration into home cage and experimental platforms and third-party system via TTL inputs

Manipulation and Monitoring Devices

All devices for optogenetic stimulation can be freely configured with different stimulation wavelengths (μLED of 470/ 530/ 590/ 630 nm) and probe lengths (2, 4, 6 mm) depending on our targeted region/organ and opsins.

Unilateral Device

Stimulation device for Unilateral or Bilateral brain optogenetic stimulation in group housed condition.

Bilateral device

Stimulation device for Bilateral brain optogenetic stimulation in group housed condition.

Spinal device

Devices specifically designed for spinal cord or small animal model stimulation (i.e., zebrafish).

Active device

A programable device allowing to perform individual-specific optogenetic stimulation patterns in group house conditions.

Transcranial device

The transcranial device uses high-intensity light bursts to penetrate through the skull of a rodent offering a less invasive optogenetic modulation.

Photometry device

The first wireless device allows genetically encoded and virally expressed physiological monitoring protein system.

Mechano-acoustic device

Fully-implantable for streaming body temperature and 3-axis acceleration data in freely moving rodents. Custom algorithms enable heart and respiration rate assessment and locomotor activity.

Peripheral device

Back-mounted device capable of targeting peripheral regions across the animal’s body.

Cardiac peacemaker device

This device allows optogenetic stimulation or drug photoconversion experiments in parallel of electrical pacing of cardiac tissue


Unprecedented Group Housed Investigation

Due to past technical limitations, numerous scientific approaches required isolated animal housing. This limited natural social behaviors and animal well-being and necessitated frequent human intervention and animal handling, potentially impacting data reliability and reproducibility.

NeuroLux breaks these barriers and allow you to perform various and complementary research approaches directly within IntelliCage, a state-of-the-art automated system for assessing cognitive and behavioral function in up to 16 group-housed mice.

This powerful combination offers a multitude of benefits:

  • Social Interactions
  • Reduced Handling and Intervention
  • Enhanced Data Quality
  • High-Throughput Research

Neurolux, paired with IntelliCage, empowers you to conduct groundbreaking research in a natural and ethical setting.

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Neurolux Presence Across the Globe


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