Stretch Patterns

The Cell Stretching System ships programmed for eight configurations on each of the two stretch parameters, for a total of up to 64 configurable patterns.

  • Stretch Ratio: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20% (20% max.)
  • Stretch Frequency:
    • Cyclic Mode (Sine Wave) 10, 15, 30, 60 cycles/min
    • Continuous Mode (Square Wave) 1, 10, 20 cycles/min
    • Sustained Mode (Static Stretch) Holds at a fixed stretch indefinitely

Note: Unless otherwise requested, STREX will program standard parameters appropriate for the given cell lines to be employed in the prospective research. However, custom programmed combinations (of eight non-standard configurations) are also available for users who request this option. Please contact STREX with inquiries about customized configurations.

Cyclic Stretching

Two-cycle patterns, defined by differing wave patterns (below), can be configured. One is a sustained full stretch. The other is a gradual stretch-release cycle.

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Stretching Examples