Manual Cell Stretching System STB-100

(Trial/Evaluation Unit)

Cell stretching system manual version


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.


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.