Interested in studing the effects of mechanical conditioning and electrical pacing on developing tissue? IonOptix culture pacing systems can now be equipped with our patented* C-Stretch, allowing simultaneous electrical and mechanical stimulation of stem cell-derived myocytes in culture. Normal cardiac tissue develops from immature cells grown under mechanical load and electrical activity. Grow your cells under physiologic conditions with our C-Stretch, the first commercial system to offer both electromechanical cues simultaneously!
The C-Stretch has been designed to work in combination with our next generation culture stimulator, the C-Pace EM, a multi-channel stimulator designed for chronic excitation of bulk quantities of cultured cells in incubators. As with the original C-Pace EP, the EM model provides all the various EP features such as constant variation in frequency, insertion of periodic off beats, and programmable frequency changes.
Likewise, it can also accept TTL triggering and provide a TTL output for use in collected experimental data. The main change in the EM model is an enhanced high voltage bank (HVB) card that permits driving a greater number of electrodes. In particular, the enhanced HVB can drive the new C-Stretch Excitation-Contraction Module that permits physical stretch in addition to electrical stimulation.
*Patent no. 9617507 “Apparatus and method for culturing cells and tissue”
Note: This product is intended for research purposes only. It is not certified for clinical applications (including diagnostic purposes). Use of this product in uncertified applications is in violation of FDA regulations.