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Mechanical Test Systems

At CellScale, our test systems are optimized from the ground up to characterize the mechanical properties of biomaterials. Environmental chambers and imaging are integral system functions, not afterthoughts. For needs ranging from micro-scale compression to biaxial tension, trust CellScale’s systems to provide cutting edge results.

BioTester – planar biaxial testing

MicroTester – micro-scale mechanical testing

UniVert – tension, compression and bending testing

UStretch – precision tension testing

Mechanical Bioreactors

Mechanical bioreactors provide insights into the response of cells and tissues to mechanical stimulation. In addition to our standard products, CellScale also has extensive experience in developing custom solutions.

MCJ1 – 6 specimen tension stimulation

MCTX – 6 specimen compression stimulation

MCTR – 9 specimen hydrostatic stimulation

MCFX – 16 well uniaxial stimulation with microscopy

MCB1  – biaxial stimulation

MCT6 – 6 specimen uniaxial stimulation


VitroFlo is a microphysiological system that provides unidirectional controlled flow without the need for pumps, tubes or valves. The VitroFlo consists of a wellplate with 12 microfluidic flow loops and a programmable rocker.

The system is now available for beta testing. Click here for more information.

I purchased the Cell Scale biaxial device in my first year as an Assistant Professor. It allowed my first graduate student to start collecting data from day one rather than spend the time to design, build, and validate a custom device first.

Assistant Professor Manuel Rausch

The University of Texas at Austin

I have used CellScale both in the classroom and research setting. It was a great tool for teaching undergraduates the principles of mechanical testing with a hands-on, experiential approach. In my laboratory, it enabled us to determine the mechanical properties of a soft biomaterial developed in our lab that could not be measured by other means. It met all our needs, and was easy to use. 

Associate Professor Kathryn Grandfield

McMaster University

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