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Muscle Physiology Products2021-10-18T12:34:54-04:00

Muscle Physiology Products

Complete Muscle Test Systems

1200A: Isolated Muscle System – Mouse

The 1200A isolated muscle test system is a leading solution for quantifying mechanical properties of isolated muscle. This system is ideal for a number of limb muscles including the TA, EDL, Soleus, Gastroc and for diaphragm strips and smaller muscle samples.

1205A: Isolated Muscle System – Rat

The 1205A isolated muscle test system is optimized for the study of mechanical properties of rat isolated muscle samples. Just like the 1200A, this system is ideal for a number of limb muscles such as TA, EDL, Soleus, Gastroc and for diaphragm strips and smaller muscle samples.

1300A

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

The 1300A is a high performing, precise test systems, giving researchers a simple method to test tensile and other mechanical properties of muscle samples from mice. By combining in-situ, in-vivo and in-vitro muscle tests using one simple platform, researchers can capture a complete picture of muscle physiology.

1305A

1305A: 3-in-1 Whole Animal System – Rat

The 1305A is a high performing, precise test systems, giving researchers a simple method to test tensile and other mechanical properties of muscle samples from Rats. By combining in-situ, in-vivo and in-vitro muscle tests using one simple platform, researchers can capture a complete picture of muscle physiology.

1310A

1310A: 3-in-1 Whole Animal System – Large Rodent & Small Animal

A flexible test system delivering accurate measurement of large rodent & small animal muscle properties in-situ, in-vivo, and in-vitro. This is ideal for live animal protocols including injury and longitudinal studies, allowing researchers to evaluate the mechanical characteristics of intact muscle of large rodents, either isolated in-situ, with a footplate (ex-vivo) or isolated in-vitro.

1400A

1400A: Permeabilized Fiber System – Microscope Mountable

The 1400A and 1410A Permeabilized Fiber Systems are designed to enhance experimental throughput and simplify complex permeabilized fiber experiments. They provide accurate measurements of fiber properties across a broad range of applications and tests.

1500A

1500A: Isolated Muscle System – Microscope Mountable

With limitless configurations, the Isolated Muscle Systems (1500A, 1510A and 1530A) are highly integrated, turnkey systems providing physiology researchers a simple way to control and measure intact muscle and physiological small tissue samples.

1600A

1600A: Permeabilized Myocyte System – Microscope Mountable

The 1600A Permeabilized Myocyte Test System is designed to streamline contractile property testing in skinned myocytes. A large cell mounting area provides ample room for cell attachment while push button controlled motorized stages simplify cell attachment to a high-speed servo motor and our 400 series precision force transducers.

1700A

1700A: Myofibril System – Microscope Mountable

The 1700A Myofibril System is the first commercially available myofibril system specifically designed to measure the nano-Newton forces arising from activation of single myofibrils. This is a complete test system, including all hardware required to characterize myofibril contraction.

Integrated Systems

150A: Integrated Muscle Test Controller

The 150A Integrated Muscle Test Controller is a new family of integrated instruments which combine a standard Aurora Scientific 300C Series Dual-Mode Lever System, 701C Stimulator and USB Data Acquisition hardware into one standard-sized enclosure.  The 150A eliminates all external signal cables since all inputs and outputs between the software and the instruments are made internally in the enclosure.

Muscle Products & Components

Dual-Mode Muscle Levers

Dual-Mode Muscle Levers

The 300C series of muscle levers are designed with unique specifications that allow the mechanical properties of a number of muscle types and sizes to be characterized.  Models are available for small force measurements up to 0.5N (e.g. mouse diaphragm strip or soleus) with a stunning resolution of 0.3mN (300C).

High-Speed Length Controllers

High-Speed Length Controllers

The 315C/322C High-Speed Length Controller gives physiologists the ability to control and measure length of single cells, fibers and whole muscle with ease. Highly sensitive motors allow complete automated control of length measurements of a vast number of biological specimens such as skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle, connective tissue, and compliant tissue.

Force Transducers

Force Transducers

The 400B series of isometric force transducers enables contractile measurements from a variety of muscle types and sizes and are designed to meet the needs of muscle researchers. Each model is capable of measuring force in both tension and compression. Conveniently, any sensor head in the series to be plugged into the control electronics.

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical Stimulation

The 701C is a high-powered, bi-phase stimulator designed to meet the specific needs of muscle researchers. Regardless of solution composition, electrode size or electrode spacing, the 701C will deliver the power and flexibility you need for the most demanding of field stimulation protocols.

Test Apparatus

Aurora Scientific Test Apparatus are precision designed and engineered for specific functional studies of muscle units, whether in-vivo, in-vitro, or in-situ protocols.  Test Apparatus are designed for specific cell type and assay, and can be combined with Dual-mode Levers, Force-transducers, and other control units to create multi-functional systems.

Data Acquisition Hardware & Software

Custom designed and tailored for Muscle Physiology, Function, and therapeutic/disease models, Aurora Scientific data acquisition and analysis software gives you everything you need to plan and execute the most demanding experiements.

Sarcomere Length

The Video Sarcomere Length (VSL) system provides high-speed, accurate sarcomere length measurement from a live video image. Two systems are available which are distinguished by the camera used to acquire the images.

Ratiometric Calcium Measurement

Our 950A is a complete calcium contractility system including light source, optics, photomultipliers and twitch-based software.  The 955A FluoroTrack Calcium Fluorescence Software is a powerful solution that enables physiology researchers to easily measure intracellular calcium along with tissue length, force and sarcomere length.

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