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.