TC-3 with Synchronised Electrical and Mechanical Stimulation
The TC-3 mechanical stimulation bioreactor’s electrical stimulation package can now be used in conjunction with the force measurement system.
You can now stimulate your samples with electrical pulses of defined length, or trains of pulses of defined length, frequency and duration and synchronise the electrical stimulation with mechanical stimulation in a way that suits your experiments.
The TC-3 electrical stimulation package can be used with a laboratory power pack, which is supplied as standard, but can also be used with your own electrical input module if desired. Combining this pack with the TC-3F force measurement software allows users to measure mechanical forces applied through the constructs as the TC-3 applies deformation and electrical stimulation. The electrical stimulation package can also be combined with a number of other features, such as perfusion of the culture chamber.
“The TC-3 software is so easy to use that I was confident setting up and performing my own experiments after just a single afternoon of training.”
Dr Nidal Khatib, post-doctoral research associate in the Developmental Biomechanics Group, Imperial College London.
Features of the TC-3
The TC-3 Bioreactor is a simple, easy-to-use, system that allows mechanical stimulation of samples in long-term culture with user-defined loading profiles.
The system is designed with simplicity and versatility in mind; all physical set up of the machine is done with Allen keys and manual screws, and sample grips are easily interchangeable to allow a quick and easy switch from tensile to compressive loading.
The TC-3F is equipped with force measurement capability. It is able to mechanically characterise samples in tension and compression, either during long term cell culture, or as an inexpensive stand-alone uni-axial testing machine.
As with the original TC-3 Bioreactor, simplicity, versatility, and ease of use are key considerations. The TC-3F does not require extensive training on complex software to be used effectively, and can be easily changed between compression and tension. All physical set-up is performed using Allen keys or manual screws, and the machine is run from a standard laptop computer through an easy-to-use software interface.
The TC-3F provides the features of a materials testing machine adapted to long term cell culture and is available on its own or as an upgrade on a pre-existing TC-3 Bioreactor system.
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