MicroSquisher – Micro Scale Mechanical Tester
Micro Scale mechanical testing you can see AND believeThe MicroSquisher is a micro-scale mechanical test system that does what others can’t. Smaller specimens, better force resolution, easier test setups, and great visuals. Applications include small tissue samples, hydrogel microspheres, cell spheroids, and engineered tissue growth matrix.
- Compression, tension, bending, indentation, and shear testing test modes
- High precision Piezo-electric actuators with 0.1µm resolution
- Force resolution down to 10nN
- High resolution CCD imaging
- Integrated temperature-controlled media bath
- Fully featured user interface software for simple, cyclic, relaxation, and multi-modal testing with real-time feedback
What Our Customers Are Saying
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Our lab focuses on micro and nanoscale 3D-printing of soft hydrogels for tissue engineering applications. The Microsquisher is a unique device capable of accurately testing our 3D-printed scaffolds where other methods have fallen short. The software provided is easy to use and provides flexibility for the diverse needs of our lab
CellScale represents a unique opportunity to perform mechanical assays in cell spheroids together with a versatile optical system. We also have a great experience with CellScale’s customer support. Delivery of Human Adipose Stem Cells Spheroids into Lockyballs.
Specimens & Mounting
Parallel Plate Compression Specimen: 300µm hydrogel microsphere (30KPa) Peak Force: 20mN
Cantilever Bend Specimen: 20µm thick by 4mm wide foil strip (70MPa) Peak Force: 3mN
Parallel Plate Compression Specimen: 2mm diameter hydrogel cylinder (12KPa) Peak Force: 20mN
Spherical Indentation Specimen: 1.5mm diameter indenter into hydrogel (2KPa) Peak Force: 12mN
Bend-Induced Tension Specimen: spider silk Peak Force: 2mN
Puncture-Attached Tension Specimen: 3.5mm wide by 1.5mm thick hydrogel (0.5KPa) Peak Force: 1.4mN
Mechanical Testing of Soft Gels
Cell Spheroid Testing at Georgia Tech
MicroSquisher Instructional Overview