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Our Partnership with Aston University to Transform Optogenetics Telemetry

ADInstruments and Aston University have teamed up to improve the field of optogenetic telemetry.

We are excited to announce our next step in improving neuroscience research through optogenetics telemetry. 

ADInstruments has joined forces with Aston University, through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). With Aston University's world-leading expertise, we look forward to expanding our reputation in neuroscience.

Over the next 24 months, we will undertake research to further test and develop our Kaha Sciences Optogenetics Biopotential Telemeter. This ground-breaking telemetry technology was developed to measure neuroscience-relevant signals in free-moving animals for extended periods of time, filling the niche in a market of tethered, battery-operated systems. This telemeter is the first fully implantable, wireless optogenetic solution to offer both optogenetic stimulation and recording (EEG, ECG, and EMG) within the same device.

The KTP Award is co-funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, and will be a three-way collaboration between ADInstruments, Professor Gavin Woodhall from Aston University, and Dr. Stuart Greenhill from the Institute of Health and Neurodevelopment (IHN). Professor Woodhall, who is co-Director of the IHN, specializes in studies of epilepsy and schizophrenia in rodent models. Dr. Stuart Greenhill, a senior lecturer in Neuroscience, has a longstanding track record in developing and deploying novel and difficult mechanisms of recording from brain tissue both in vivo and in vitro.

“The evidence-base of research papers, training, and support materials from Aston University will be invaluable in improving the product design, identifying development opportunities, and embedding a culture of neuroscience within the company,” says our Head of Support, Mark de Reus.

Professor Gavin Woodhall, Aston Pharmacy School and Co-Director of IHN says: “It is a privilege to be involved in the development of this important technology, which will be invaluable to thousands of research groups across the globe and we are delighted to be able to help the product team realize the potential of this device.”

If you have any inquiries about our Optogenetics Telemeter, please don’t hesitate to contact us about your research.


This partnership has received financial support from the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) program. KTP aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology, and skills within the UK knowledge base. This successful KTP project, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through Innovate UK, is part of the UK government’s Industrial Strategy.

9 Jun 2022

By Ella Williams

Scientific Content Specialist

ADInstruments