Record Force from Isolated Cardiac Myocytes!
IonOptix is proud to announce the release of our next generation MyoStretcher System, which now uses our revolutionary New Optical Force Transducer, the OptiForce. Designed specifically for force measurement in cardiomyocytes, it is now the most sensitive system on the market for measuring forces from isolated intact myocytes!
We’ve developed the MyoStretcher with a focus on simplicity, ease-of-use, and reliability. The MyoStretcher includes all of the necessary components to stretch as well as record force in isolated myocytes. In addition to the sensitive force transducer, motorized micro-manipulators and all component fittings, we also offer an optional piezo-electric translator for programmable stretching, a kit to facilitate attachment of glass rods to the MyoStretcher arms, and optional patented* concave glass rods optimized to improve attachments of isolated myocytes.
Use the MyoStretcher to investigate:
- Accurate diastolic calcium
- Auxotonic and isometric contractions
- Length-dependent activation
- Force‐velocity relationship
- Workloops in single cells
Conveniently, the MyoStretcher can be configured as a stand-alone system or as a modular add-on for your existing IonOptix Myocyte Calcium and Contractility System. And as always, every system comes with on-site installation and training so you can get up and running with your new equipment as soon as possible!
IonWizard for MyoStretcher users combines all the needed modules into one easy-to-control interface. In addition to the intuitive contractility settings, users can enable the Advanced Signal Generator to stretch cells according to any desired waveform, measured in absolute cell length or percent change.
Add MultiClamp to mimic the cardiac cycle by clamping at a specified pre-load and after-load level and you’ll have everything you need for high-content characterization of myocyte physiology at your fingertips in IonWizard.
In addition to IonWizard, five modules are associated with the MyoStretcher System… learn more about each of these modules below.