High throughput compression stimulation with real-time stiffness measurements
The MCTR provides uniaxial compression to 8 cylindrical tissue constructs using pressure-driven shuttles. A user-specified loading protocol is enacted by the system and the resulting compression displacements are monitored using non-contact sensors. The transparent culture wells allow for visual confirmation of correct specimen loading and real-time imaging during the test if desired. The specimen chamber plate can be sterilized and the system is suitable for long-term cell culture in a laboratory incubator.
- Compression stimulation of 8 culture wells and 1 calibration well in a reusable holder.
- Force controlled loading up to 100N at 0.5Hz
- Simultaneous position measurement on all wells with 10µm resolution
- User-friendly interface software for specifying simple, cyclic, and intermittent stimulation protocols for download to the device controller
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We are using CellScale equipment for the last two years to assess the influence of mechanical stimulation on permanently differentiated and stem cells' fate. The interface is user-friendly, the customer support service is very helpful, the equipment is easy to use and inexpensive, yet precise and robust.
The CellScale MechanoCulture has been a very versatile bioreactor platform for us. It's size and the ability to pre-program the bioreactor conditions results in a cost-effective solution to our bioreactor needs. In addition, the software is intuitive and easy to use. CellScale has been easy to work with and has quickly addressed any issues we have come across.