The 800A (mouse) and 805A (rat) in-vitro muscle apparatus are designed for use with our 300C and 305C Dual-Mode muscle levers, respectively. Flexible in design, these test systems allow vertical, in-vitro measurement of intact muscle in a tissue bath.
The bath is mounted to a vertical translation stage, allowing the researcher to raise and lower the bath for easy access to the tissue during mounting, removal and measurement. The bath is temperature controlled and accompanied by an oxygenating bubbler system. Dual fine/coarse controls permit accurate positioning of the tissue and adjustments of resting tension or muscle length.
For the researcher’s convenience, T-slots on the mounting panel allow all clamps to be rearranged as needed. Likewise, additional instrumentation can be easily added to the mounting panel. Designed for long life, the apparatus is made of corrosion resistant materials, with attention paid to details such as potted electrodes to prevent corrosion.