MCTX

High throughput uniaxial compression stimulation

The MCTX can uniaxially compress 3-dimensional specimens in 6 independent wells.  A user-specified loading protocol is enacted by the system and the resulting force-displacement data is recorded to determine the stiffness profile of each specimen as a function of time.  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.

Key Features

  • Compression stimulation of 6 culture wells in a reusable holder.
  • Displacement-controlled loading up to 2 mm at 2Hz
  • Simultaneous position measurement on all wells with 1µm resolution
  • User-friendly interface software for specifying simple, cyclic, and intermittent stimulation protocols for download to the device controller
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TECHNICAL INFO

Dimensions 16 X 19 X 16 cm
Weight 4.1 kg
Specimen Dimensions
Up to 20 mm diameter/width and 25 mm thick
Number of wells 6
Available load cells 10 N – 100 N
Force Accuracy Approx. 0.2% of transducer capacity
Maximum Displacement 2 mm
Maximum Velocity 4 mm/s
Maximum Cycle Frequency 2 Hz

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