Tissue Stretcher

Tissue StretcherThe Tissue Stretcher stimulates cells grown in hydrogel tissue constructs through repetitive mechanical strain. Tissues, stretched up to 40 percent by a pulsing motion, mimic the physical conditions for cardiac tissue, but can be adjusted for different stroke length and speed, as well as altogether different applications.

The stretcher platform has the ability to stretch up to 32 separate tissues, utilizing special 3D suspended culture wells via the MC-8™. Together with the Palpator™, these two products can produce the mechanical stimulation and measurement data needed for future drug discovery and regenerative medicine.