// Who we are
micro and nanotechnologies
for neuroscience research
OptogeniX origins from a research collaboration initiated in 2012 by neuroscientists from Harvard Medical School (HMS) and researchers from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). The aim of the collaboration was to develop new implantable probes for neurophysiology and optogenetics able to advance the limitations of the tools available at that time. The most important outcome of the research was a technology based on tapered fibers – and an unconventional way to launch light into them – that was soon recognized as unique and very useful for more versatile and efficient optogenetic stimulation of neurons in vivo.
// our story in stages
OptogeniX is founded as a spin-off of IIT.
Tapered-fiber Probes start to be used more and more worldwide.
OptogeniX starts selling its own equipement for site-selective operation of tapered fibers.
First independent publication in which Lambda Fiber Cannulae are successfully employed.
Tapered fibers are established for use in Fiber Photometry.
Marco PisanelloPRODUCT ENGINEER
Massimo De VittorioFOUNDER