MechanoCulture TR

High throughput hydrostatic pressure stimulation

The MCTR provides hydrostatic compression to 9 specimens in individual wells. Pressure up to 500 kPa can be programmed onto the device. 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

  • Hydrostatic compression stimulation for up to 9 culture wells
  • Pressure-controlled loading up to 500kPa at 0.5Hz
  • User-friendly interface software for specifying simple, cyclic, and intermittent stimulation protocols for upload to the device controller
MCTR Image

HydroStatic Compression

Hydrostatic compression is achieved by filling the culture well to the top with media. Pressurizing the top chamber results in the flexible membrane deflecting downwards to press against the surface of the liquid.

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.

Prof. Dimitrios Zeugolis

National University of Ireland Galway

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.

Prof. Brian Amsden

Queens University


Dimensions 14 X 14 X 9cm
Weight 1kg
Stimulation Mode
Hydrostatic Pressure Stimulation
Configuration Constructs up to 20mm diameter/width
Maximum Pressure 500kPa
Maximum Cycle Frequency 0.5Hz