Microelectrode tip cleaning device (MTC)
The Microelectrode Tip Cleaner (MTC) is an instrument that allows to clean the tips of metal microelectrodes after a longer stock period. Metal microelectrode impedance tends to increase if some time has passed since the electrode was manufactured or was not in use for some time. The impedance increase is caused by metal oxidation. The microelectrode tip cleaner uses a special developed electrochemical technique to clean the electrode tip. The cleaning process removes the oxidation layer from the electrode tip and reduces the electrode impedance to the recommended value. The microelectrode tip cleaner is not intended to be used for removing tissue (e.g. liquor cerebrospinalis) from the metal contact surface.