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Comparative Physiology

The study of how living things move and are shaped by their environment often requires specialized tools and assays. Aurora Scientific has proven instruments engineered to the highest standards of accuracy and precision to uncover the diverse functional characteristics of muscle in your unique animal models. Measure complex muscle contractile properties from leeches, zebrafish and even cheetahs with our diverse, high-performance muscle physiology equipment.

Functional Diversity of Muscle in Various Organisms

muscle energetics, muscle morphology, locomotion, bio-inspiration, invertebrate muscle, amphibian muscle, reptilian muscle, mammalian muscle

1500A: Isolated Muscle System - Microscope Mountable

1500A: Isolated Muscle System - Microscope Mountable

Measure complete mechanical properties of small samples with a turnkey system for intact muscle and physiological tissues.
1400A: Permeabilized Fiber System - Microscope Mountable

1400A: Permeabilized Fiber System - Microscope Mountable

Simplify your most demanding permeabilized fiber experiments with a revolutionary automatic indexing test system.
1200A: Isolated Muscle System - Mouse

1200A: Isolated Muscle System - Mouse

The industry leading, easy-to-use test system for measuring the mechanical properties of isolated muscle, bundles and strips.
1300A: 3-in-1 Whole Animal System - Mouse

1300A: 3-in-1 Whole Animal System - Mouse

A flexible test system that delivers accurate measurement of rodent muscle properties in-situ, in-vivo and in-vitro.

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1200A – Easy to Use System Is an Invaluable Tool for Lab

CHALLENGE

In 2013 Aurora Scientific was approached by Dr. Espen Spangenburg at the University of Maryland about our 1200A test system for working with isolated EDL and soleus muscle taken from mice.

1300A – 3-in-1 Test System Helps Major Pharmaceutical Companies Dramatically Improve Throughput

CHALLENGE

Several large Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies sought a way to quickly screen large groups of mice that had been treated with new experimental compounds/therapies.

1305A – Footplate Configuration for Rats Invaluable to the Study of Muscle Damage

CHALLENGE

In 2012, Marius Locke at the University of Toronto had been studying skeletal muscle damage and the role that heat shock proteins (HSPs) play in protecting the muscle from stress-induced damage, such as exercise.

1310A – A Custom Apparatus for Larger Animal Models

CHALLENGE

In 2011 Aurora Scientific was approached by Dr. Christopher Cardozo at the VA Medical Center to assist with researching the mechanisms of muscle atrophy in rats.

1400A – Durable System Helps Researcher Study Thousands of Fibers

CHALLENGE

In 2004, Dr. Hans Degens was studying changes in skeletal muscle function and morphology. Dr. Degens was looking to use permeabilized fibers as his test samples as they represent a pure system for studying cross-bridge mechanics without bias and artifacts.

801C – Ability to Assess Oxygen Consumption/Customization

CHALLENGE

In 2008 Dr. Carter Ralphe at the University of Wisconsin was attempting to measure force and contractility in his tissue constructs in an oxygen sealed environment.

902A – Alternative Method for Measuring SL in Fibers

CHALLENGE

In 2008 Dr. Todd Gillis was starting up his new lab at the University of Guelph and was interested in performing tests on both skeletal and permeabilized fibers.

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