Mechanical Cell Stress 

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STREX instruments simulate mechanical stress in cell culture. Seeded cells grow in strain chambers which are stretched or compressed by the instrument.  The mechanical stress applied to the cells better stimulates natural dynamic physiological environments. STREX instruments are automated, computer controlled systems that enables precise control of strain levels on cells.

Living cells exists in a natural physiological environment that is mechanically active.  Cells use receptors to communicate with their extra-cellular environment.  This communication is important for cellular growth, degradation, regeneration, development and immunological response.  Additionally, disease processes such as osteoporosis, cancer metastasis, skin disorders and muscle degeneration share a loss of tissue structure, integrity and mechano-transduction.

STREX instruments stretch or compress  cells inducing them to respond in a physiological manner similar to what is observed in nature.  Unlike classical cell culture conditions that are static with cells immobilised on synthetic plastic dishes.

Brochure for STREX Instruments: Strex Brochure.pdf

Brochure for ShellPa Instrument:  ShellPa_Brochure_draft.pdf

 

Catalogue Number

Description

Size

NNMS

ShellPa Mechanical Strain Instrument

 Main Unit, Controller, Air Compressor, 12 stretch chambers

SC4A

4 cm2 Stretch Chamber

1 Chamber

ST-140-04

STREX Mechanical Cell Strain Instrument, unidirectional stretch , multiple chambers

Unit and Controller

ST-140-10

STREX Mechanical Strain Instrument, unidirectional stretch, multiple chambers

Unit and Controller

ST-140-104

STREX Mechanical Strain Instrument, unidirectional stretch, multiple chambers

Unit and Controller

ST-150

STREX Mechanical Strain Instrument, unidirectional, microscope mountable

Unit and Controller

ST-190-XY

STREX Mechanical Strain Instrument, microscope moutable, uni/biodirectional stretch

Unit and Contoller

ST-CH-04

Stretch Chambers 4 cm2

10 pack

ST-CH-04XY

Stretch Chamber 4XY cm2

5 pack

ST-CH-04ST

Metal Stand for stretch chamber 4 cm2

1 unit

ST-CH-10

Stretch Chamber 10 cm2

5 pack

ST-CH-10ST

Metal Stand for stretch chamber 10 cm2

1 unit

ST-CH-4W

Stretch Chamber 10 cm2 with 4 wells

5 pack

ST-MA

Microscope Adapter

Zeiss & Leica

STB-10-04

STREX Mechanical Cell Strain Manual Stretcher, unidirectional stretch

Unit

STB-10-10

STREX Mechanical Cell Strain Manual Stretcher, unidirectional stretch

Unit

STB-CH-0.02

Stretch Chamber 0.02 cm2

10 pack

STB-CH-0.06

Stretch Chamber for ligaments and tendons

5 pack

STB-CH-02G

Stretch Chamber for 3D cell culture

5 pack

STB-CH-1.5

Stretch Chamber for ligaments and tendons

5 pack

STB-CH-3.5G

Stretch Chamber for 3D cell culture

5 pack

STB-CH-3.5GS

Stretch Chamber for 3D cell culture

5 pack

STB-CH10-4G

Stretch Chamber 10 cm2 with sponges

5 pack

STB-CH4-G

Stretch Chamber for 3D cell culture

5 pack

STB-CH4-GP

Stretch Chamber for 3D cell culture

5 pack

 

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