In Vivo Imaging and Recording Solutions


Micro Control Instruments Ltd is a leading innovator in deep tissue imaging, stimulation and recording in vivo. Our global team of engineers, scientists and operational specialists apply these innovations to support life scientists in their research – from Application to Publication.

The Pryer Endoscopic Objective: Deep tissue imaging at sub-micron resolution

The MCI Pryer lens is our endoscopic objective. It enables unrivalled sub-cellular resolution at depth and is perfect for deep tissue imaging in vivo. The MCI Pryer is compatible with any fluorescence microscopes, such as current two photon (2P) microscopes from Olympus and Nikon. This state-of-the-art objective allows for deep tissue access and visualization in anesthetized animals, awake animals with head fixation and even chronic recordings with our custom-built adapter.


Achieve multi-channel microscopy at sub-micron resolution with our micro lens-based micro endoscope and smallest epifluorescence scope on the market, the DiveScope.

The newest member of our innovative range of in vivo imaging products, the DiveScope comes as a complete system incorporating: imaging probe scope; micromanipulator for stable and precise scope control; controller box for illumination power setting; and software interface to program, acquire and analyse your imaging project.


The MCI CleverExplore system is a complete electrophysiology and imaging workstation. Find out more about it or use our Bespoke Rig Design service to build a rig that is going to power your research for years to come.

Our Range

We aim to support the Neuroscientist – from Application to Publication, and have an extensive range of products we can provide


View our extensive range of in vivo and in vitro imaging solutions


Complete in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology systems


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