Muscle Apparatus2023-01-26T12:28:57-05:00

Muscle Physiology Apparatus

800C: in-vitro Muscle Apparatus

Flexible design makes these systems the ideal choice for measuring muscle properties of intact muscle tissue in mice and rats

801C: Small Intact Muscle Apparatus – Microscope Mountable

801C: Small Intact Muscle Apparatus – Microscope Mountable

Highly integrated apparatus, optimally designed to test small, intact muscle contractility

802D: Permeabilized Fiber Apparatus – Microscope Mountable

802D: Permeabilized Fiber Apparatus – Microscope Mountable

A multi-well automated test system for quick and accurate measurement of permeabilized fiber dynamics

803B: Permeabilized Myocyte Apparatus – Microscope Mountable

803B: Permeabilized Myocyte Apparatus – Microscope Mountable

Innovative 8–well plate designed for quick cell attachment and measurement of myocyte mechanical properties

804A ATPase

804A: Permeabilized Fiber ATPase Apparatus

The 804A ATPase apparatus was designed to enable physiology researchers to measure consumption of ATP along with contractile force and length changes of permeabilized fibers.

806D: in-situ Rat Apparatus

806D: in-situ Rat Apparatus

A beautifully designed, innovative apparatus for measuring in-vitro, in-situ and in-vivo muscle properties in rats

807B: in-situ Large Rodent/Small Animal Apparatus

807B: in-situ Large Rodent/Small Animal Apparatus

Easily test in-situ muscle tissue dynamics in large rodents and other small animals

809C: in-situ Mouse Apparatus

809C: in-situ Mouse Apparatus

A beautifully designed, flexible apparatus for easily measuring in-vitro, in-situ and in-vivo muscle properties in mice

820A: Dual XYZ Motion Controller

820A: Dual XYZ Motion Controller

Closed-loop control of motorized stages to easily perform complex micro positioning with stunning precision

825A: Thermocouple Meter / TEC Controller

825A: Thermocouple Meter / TEC Controller

Thermometer and TEC Controller controls bath temperature from 0 to 40°C

890A: in-situ Large Animal Apparatus

890A: in-situ Large Animal Apparatus

Easily test in-situ muscle tissue dynamics in dogs, sheep, pigs and other large animals

902A: Laser Diode Sarcomere Length

902A: Laser Diode Sarcomere Length

A simple, easy to use laser diode system designed for measuring sarcomere length in thicker muscle fibres

Content for the Muscle Physiologist

  • Out of This World Research at Brock University - Space Flight’s Impact on Female Mice Reproductive Health

Out of This World Research at Brock University: Space Flight’s Impact on Female Mice Reproductive Health

November 29th, 2023|Interviews, Muscle Physiology, News, Videos|

NASA's SpaceX CRS-29 launched on November 9th, a commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that was also carrying scientific experiments and technology demonstrations. Included amongst these was the Rodent Research-20 (RR-20) payload, the contents of which will be studied by Brock University's Dr. Val Fajardo and his team using Aurora Scientific equipment upon its return.

Renewed Interests: Harnessing Engineered Constructs to Explore Novel Strategies in Regenerative Medicine

November 6th, 2023|Cardiovascular, Materials Science, Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

Tissue engineering is at the forefront of regenerative medicine, offering immense promise for restoring or enhancing the function of impaired tissues and organs. While tissue constructs remain costly in clinical settings, their use as a research tool holds vast potential for drug discovery, aiding and expediting the screening of drug candidates. In this publication review, we will discuss three recent publications leveraging specialized equipment from Aurora Scientific to advance the innovative field of engineered tissue constructs.

  • Cancer Cachexia-Induced Muscle Atrophy

Cancer Cachexia-Induced Muscle Atrophy

October 19th, 2023|Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

Cancer cachexia is a muscle wasting syndrome that is associated with certain cancers, but most commonly with advanced malignancies. This syndrome arises as a result of tumor-induced metabolic changes, causing the body to break down skeletal muscle and adipose tissue in response to nutritional deficiencies. These changes manifest as severe weight loss, anorexia, asthenia, and anemia, impairing the patient's capacity to tolerate infections, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments (Dhanapal et al., 2022). While research characterizing the multifactorial origins of this syndrome is still ongoing, three recent publications featuring our scientific equipment have made notable advances in the current understanding of this muscle wasting disease, and are discussed in this publication review.

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