About us

Neuronelektrode team

Mr. László Papp, the Managing Director and Founder of the Neuronelektród Kft. started designing and making neural electrodes back in the 1990s. In 1995 the Human Science Frontier Program supported a neuroscience research project of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Psychology which was based on Mr. Papp’s multielectrodes.

Neuronelektród Kft, a Hungary based family owned and operated company was founded in 2005. Since that time the company has been serving Hungarian and international researchers as designer and manufacturer of a wide variety of microelectrodes for neural science.

Our team has extensive expertise in micromechanical and electrical engineering. The team has been committed to delivering innovative, customizable specialty electrodes for the highest requirements of various research needs.

Neuronelektród serves a valuable role in the Neurotechnology market and is a trusted supplier of critical technology to more than 200 of the most prestigious neuroscience research labs from around the world, including the MIT, NIH, Stanford University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, in Europe the Max Planck Institute, Oxford University, University College London, KU Leuven, University of Amsterdam, in Asia the Tokyo University of Science, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, etc. The popularity and success of our probes has translated into more than 150 publications.

Many of our probes offer the combination of both neural recording and stimulation. Flexibility in the manufacturing process allows for different electrode site arrangements and spacing, as well as optional fluid delivery channels for precise drug delivery or fiber optic lines for optogenetic stimulation intermixed within the recording sites.  The precise linear arrangement of the electrode sites enables current source density analysis of the field potential signals as recorded from laminar neural structures. The customizable nature of our probes allows for researchers to address a variety of questions and target a wide range of brain regions. We are continuously improving the electrode technology and broadening the product line. Over 4000 electrodes have been sold around the world to the labs of neuroscience community. We are open to manufacturing "custom-built" probes based on your requirements. If you do not see what you need or any other questions may have please contact us by email at info@neuronelektrod.com.

In Hungary we have been in close cooperation with the leading universities and research institutes e.g.: the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute of Experimental Medicine, the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, the Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University Dept. of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Szeged, University of Pécs.

Please be informed that Plexon Inc. from Dallas, Texas is the sole and exclusive representing agent worldwide, excluding Hungary for the distribution of our U-Probes, V-Probes, S-Probes and standard Thumbtack Probes with polyimide tube. Detailed information on these probes you find at Plexon website https://plexon.com/products/plexon-electrodes-probes-and-arrays/. If you intend to purchase any of these probes please contact a Plexon Sales Engineer by email at info@plexon.com.

In January and February 2021 Plexon is organizing a webinar series featuring presentations from neuroscience researchers who highlight some recent experiments using our linear probes.

In collaboration with Plexon Inc. we have been participating as exhibitors at the Plexon booth at several Neuroscience Conferences, like the bi-annual FENS Conferences in Barcelona, Milan, Copenhagen, Berlin, at SfN Conferences in San Diego, Chicago and Washington and also at IBRO World Congresses in Rio de Janeiro and in Daegu, Korea.

Our managing director, Mr. László Papp is the lead design engineer of the company and well known in the world of brain researchers utilizing neural electrodes. Mr. Papp continues to lead Neuronelektród Kft with the same energy and vision that fueled his whole career. He earned his Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 1971. During his career he designed among others fetal ECG, newborn respirator to be used in incubator, multielectrodes for basic neuroscience research, etc.

He maintains memberships for over 25 years in such organizations as the Hungarian Neuroscience Society and the Neumann János Computer-science Society.