High throughput & Long Term Cell Stretching

Automated Cell Stretching System STB-1400

Highly versatile standard cell stretching system

  • Capable of stretching cells in culture: functions by applying a stress load to cells growing in the CO2 incubator.
  • Simultaneously stretches cells in multiple chambers to enable comparison between samples.
  • The system’s mechanical stretching unit operates inside the CO2 incubator, while the control unit is established outside.
  • Detachable stretch chamber mounting unit can be transferred to a clean bench, enabling aseptic operations.

Automated-Cell-Stretching-System-STB-140Main Unit

Two versions of the main stretch unit are available, depending on the size of the stretch chamber to be employed: 4 cm2, 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 to biochemical research such as gene and protein expression.

Controller-STB-140Controller

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.

System ConfigurationSystem Specification
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
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%

HIGH SPEED MODELS ALSO AVAILABLE.

Manual Cell Stretching System STB-100

(Trial/Evaluation Unit)

Cell stretching system manual version

Manual-Stretching-System-STB-10-

The STB-100 system applies cell stretching and compression force, but is operated manually. It is used for evaluation purposes in considering the introduction of fully automated stretching systems, such as the STB-1400. The manual system employs the same chambers as the STB-1400 system. Two versions are available, depending on the size of the stretch chamber to be used in the user evaluation.

STB-10-magnification-

Conducting observations using the STB-100 under a microscope: To capture images under the microscope, fix the chamber in with the device in flipped position, opposite the normal orientation.

 

System ConfigurationSystem Specification
Main Stretch Unit:
STB-100-04 (for 4 cm2 chambers)
STB-100-10 (for 10 cm2 and multi-well chambers)
Stretch ratio: Up to 20% max. Each turn of the dial increases the ratio by 0.5 mm (equating to a 2.5% increase for the STB-100-04 system and 1.6% for the STB-100-10).
Stretch direction: uniaxial
Note: Cells should be cultured by placing the stretch system into a culture plate.