HELSINKI, April 14, 2016 — Neurotar Oy’s Mobile HomeCage is an accessory device for microscopy and electrophysiology, enabling high-precision tests in the brain of awake, head-fixed, but otherwise freely moving rodents. It allows neurophysiological techniques such as in vivo two-photon microscopy, optogenetics, intrinsic optical imaging and in vivo patch-clamp to be combined with behavioral paradigms in a single experiment. The device integrates Prior Scientific’s Z-Deck, an ultrastable, height-adjustable platform designed specifically for electrophysiology and microscopy applications in neuroscience and available with an integral motorized positioning stage, a manual positioning stage, or a fixed top plate. The Mobile HomeCage eliminates the need for anesthesia, preserving full physiological functioning of the brain. It provides a natural, tangible environment, which alleviates the stress experienced by rodents during experiments under standard head-fixation conditions.