Automated Cell Stretching System STB-1400
- Capable of stretching cells in culture; functions by applying a stress load to cells growing in a CO2 incubator.
- Simultaneously stretches cells in multiple chambers to enable comparison between parallel samples.
- The system’s mechanical stretching unit operates inside an incubator, while the control unit is placed outside.
- The detachable stretch chamber mounting unit can be transferred to a clean bench, enabling aseptic operations.
Two versions of the main stretch unit are available, depending on the size of the stretch chamber desired: 4 cm2 or 10 cm2. The smaller 4 cm2 version supports up to 8 chambers in parallel, whereas the 10 cm2 version supports up to 6. The larger 10 cm2 chambers are best suited for biochemical research such as gene and protein expression.
A pre-programmed one-chip microcomputer is embedded into the controller. The stretch ratio and stretch frequency (the stretch pattern) can be configured using the DIP switch on the controller. The controller also regulates the flow of water that cools the main motor driving the stretch unit. The cooling feature automatically kicks in during long-term experimentation.
Stretching System Main Unit:
STB-1400-04 (for 4 cm² stretch chambers)
STB-1400-10 (for 10 cm² stretch chambers)
Control Unit: Generates stretching patterns and regulates motor cooling.
Cables: The main stretching unit and the controller are connected by signal cable bundled with the tubing used for water cooling the main unit motor.
Coolant tank and coolant tube: Automatically cools the stretching unit during long-term experiments with water.
STB-1400-04: Uses 4 cm² chambers, supports up to 8 units
STB-1400-10: Uses 10 cm² chambers, supports up to 6 units.
Detachable stretch chamber mounting unit can be covered with a lid and placed in a culture plate.
Stretching patterns: Up to 64 patterns
Stretch direction: Uniaxial
Stretching ratio: Up to 20%
Stretch chambers: STB-CH-04, STB-CH-10, STB-CH-1.5, STB-CH-0.06, STB-CH4-GP, STB-CH4-G4 (for STB-1400-04 only), STB-CH-4W (for STB-1400-10 only)