Early access

Our story

Our Story

Here at Inscopix, we recognize the current challenges in studying brain function and dysfunction. We know firsthand that neuroscience questions are handicapped by the inability to monitor large groups of neurons at single-cell resolution. We see that vital brain regions are frustratingly out of reach with many current technologies. We understand the need to acquire large-scale neural circuit activity data in naturally behaving subjects. We believe that uncovering causal neural circuit dynamics is the key to truly understanding the brain.

This is why Inscopix, Inc. was born. With our flagship miniaturized microscope system, nVista, we are enabling you to gather unprecedented data sets in any brain area in awake behaving subjects, to make breakthrough scientific discoveries. With our integrated scientific solution that guides you from methods development to neural image acquisition through data analysis, we are ready to see you succeed. Our in-house neuroscience expertise combined with strategic collaborations around the world positions us at the brink of making fundamental advances in basic brain research and treatments for diseases such as Parkinson’s, autism and schizophrenia.


Join us

Our growing community


North America

Baylor University
Waco, TX
Boston University
Boston, MA
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Columbia University
New York, NY
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Duke University
Durham, NC
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Chevy Chase, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
San Diego, CA
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Lieber Institute for Brain Development
Baltimore, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Bethesda, MD
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD
Leesburg, VA
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
San Carlos, CA
Cambridge, MA
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
Shionogi, Inc.
Florham Park, NJ
SRI International
Menlo Park, CA
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
University of Lethbridge
Alberta, Canada
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Yale University
New Haven, CT


Champalimaud Foundation
Lisbon, Portugal
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior
Nijmegen, Netherlands
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Basal, Switzerland
Heidelberg University
Heidelberg, Germany
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trodheim, Norway
Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
Wien, Austria
University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland
University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
University of Oxford
Oxford, England


Institute of Biophysics (CAS)
Beijing, China
Keio University
Minato, Japan
Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology
Daejeon, South Korea
Kurchatov Institute
Moscow, Russia
Kyoto University
Kyoto, Japan
Kyushu University
Fukuoka, Japan
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Okinawa, Japan
Riken Brain Science Institute
Tokyo, Japan
Soochow University
Suzhou, China
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Fuchū, Japan
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
University of Toyama
Toyama, Japan
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel

Inscopix community profiles

Garret Stuber
Lucas Pinto

The Inscopix Community grows to over 100 top-tier neuroscience labs, including 6 Nobelist labs. Inscopix partners with these labs in their pursuit of new discoveries enabled by Inscopix's products. Inscopix also begins to explore translational research projects with collaborators.

Inscopix serves a growing community
of over 100 neuroscience labs

The World Today

Inscopix grows to a team of 25 full-time employees that is truly interdisciplinary with PhD-level neuroscientists, engineers, data scientists, and out-of-the-box business builders.

Inscopix brings together neuroscientists,
engineers, and data scientists

Palo Alto, CA

Inscopix builds its own manufacturing operations at its headquarters in Palo Alto. With a philosophy to develop and deliver end-to-end solutions for neuroscience, Inscopix invests in building biological R&D labs in Mountain View for application development, training, and research.

Inscopix builds manufacturing
and R&D facilities

Palo Alto & Mountain View, CA

Inscopix introduces nVista to the neuroscience community at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience Meeting through the Neuroscience Early Access Program (NEAP).

Inscopix introduces

New Orleans, Louisiana

The technological innovations and associated early science generate tremendous interest among both basic and applied neuroscientists. In summer 2011, Inscopix receives seed financing from lead investors at The Floodgate Fund and Fidelity Biosciences, and launches commercial operations.

Inscopix launches

Palo Alto, CA

Kunal Ghosh, then a graduate student, leads an interdisciplinary project to develop a miniature, integrated microscope, advised by Prof. Abbas El Gamal and Prof. Mark Schnitzer. The first prototypes successfully demonstrate imaging of neural circuit activity in freely behaving mice, among other applications, and the three found Inscopix to commercialize the technology for neuroscience. Fellow Stanford graduate students Laurie Burns and Eric Cocker join the early team.

Where the
stars align

Stanford University (circa 2007)