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.
- 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