Since the BioTester launched in 2005, CellScale has gone on to develop many more products in 3 distinct lines: Mechanical Testing, Cell Stimulation and Microphysiological Systems. In addition, we also design and build custom solutions using our flexible software and control systems.

Mechanical Testing

Our focus is on making systems test systems for biomaterials, rather than trying to adapt general-purpose systems for applications they were never designed for. We pay special attention to things like specimen environment, specimen fixation, visual feedback, and non-contact strain measurement.

The market leader for biaxial testing of biomaterials, the BioTester comes with 4 actuators, high-resolution imaging, a temperature-controlled media bath and 3 specimen mounting options. Available in 2 packages to suit a wide range of applications and budgets

Both versions of the MicroTester are suitable for micro-sized specimens including hydrogels, micro-tissues, and micro-fibers. The MicroTester can achieve force resolution down to 10nN with valuable image feedback and low-cost consumables.

The UniVert is the most versatile and cost-effective mechanical tester for forces up to 200N. It is capable of 3 testing modes and its small footprint and ease of use makes it suitable for customized test setups, high-volume testing, or classroom teaching.

Cell & Tissue Stimulation

These products can be programmed and run independently from a host computer. All the components of the culture chambers can be autoclave sterilized and the systems are suitable for long-term incubator operation.


The MCJ1 provides uniaxial tension stimulation to tissue constructs in 6 wells. The system captures force/displacement data for each well throughout the test.

The MCTX provides uniaxial compression stimulation to tissue constructs in 6 wells. The system captures force/displacement data for each well throughout the test.

The MCTR performs hydrostatic pressure stimulation on cells and tissue constructs in 9 culture wells.

The MCFX provides uniaxial stimulation to adhered cell monolayers in 16 culture wells. The system is compatible with high magnification inverted microscopy.

The MCB1 can apply equi-biaxial stretch to a wide range of scaffold and membrane materials.

The MCT6 can apply tensile stimulation to 6 specimens and has a total force capacity of 250N.

Educational Tools

Custom Solutions

UniVert Classroom
Equipment, curriculum, and supplies geared for undergraduate labs

Custom Solutions
15 years of experience building effective test solutions